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Top Universities for Humanities in UK 1

Last Modified : June 30, 2016

1. University of Cambridge

Founded in 1209, the University of Cambridge is a collegiate public research institution, with its campus located in the centre of city of Cambridge. It is the fourth-oldest surviving university in the English-speaking world. It figured on the 4th position in Times Higher Education Ranking of World Universities. 92 affiliates of the university have been awarded Nobel Prizes, covering every category.

The University requires good English language skills with a minimum overall grade of 7.5 in IELTS. The estimated fee ranges from 15,000 pounds to 38,000 pounds depending on the course, with separate college fee and living expenses. The college will also require proof of financial payment at the time of visa application. The international application process will involve submitting UCAS and COPA Applications.

 

2. University of Oxford

University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Located in and around Oxford’s medieval city centre, the university comprises 44 colleges and halls, and over 100 libraries, making it the largest library system in the UK. It is a truly international university as one third of its students, including 17% of undergraduates, are international citizens, and come from 138 countries.

The University requires all non-native English speaking applicants to have good English language skills with a minimum overall grade of 7.5 in IELTS, or an overall score of 600 with a Test of Written English score of 5.5 in TOEFL (paper-based) and 110 in TOEFL (internet-based). The annual tuition fee will range between 15,000 and 22,000 pounds with a separate annual college fee of around 7,000 pounds. The admission will require top score in academics with certain other qualifications, followed by an Interview.

 

3. University of College London

University College London is located in the heart of London, and is a constituent college of the University of London and a member of the Russell Group. Throughout its history, UCL has been the birthplace of numerous significant scientific discoveries, with 29 Nobel Prizes.

The University requires proof for command over spoken and written language. Most of the programmes of the University are offered in both full time and part time mode. The fee for a full time course ranges from 17,000 pound to 37,000 pound, depending on the course, with almost half the fee for part-time course.

 

4. University of Edinburgh

Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh (UoE) is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world. In total, the university attracts around 35,000 students, the majority of which study within the College of Humanities and Social Science, the largest of its colleges. Alumni include Charles Darwin, David Hume, Alexander Graham Bell and Sir Author Conan Doyle, among many others.

The University requires good English language skills for which the IELTS score will be accepted. The postgraduate fee will range from 6,000 pounds to 22,000 pounds for overseas students. The visa and emigration requirements will be as per the duration of the course. The application process has to be completed through UCAS.

 

5. King’s College London

King’s College London (KCL) is one of the two founding colleges of the University of London, the sister college of University College London. KCL is a major research university. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, it was ranked 6th nationally in the ‘power’ ranking, and ranks among the top institutions in the T.H.E. World University Rankings.

The English language requirement for Band B courses can be proven by IELTS and TOEFL scores. The tuition fees vary for different courses and are subject to revision each year. Tier 4 visa will be required for admission to the courses by overseas students.

6. University of Manchester

The University of Manchester is a Russell Group University. With almost 40,000 students, it boasts the largest student community in the UK. The university’s library is also one of the only five National Research Libraries. In addition, the university also counts 25 Nobel Prize winners among its current and former staff and students.

The University requires good English language skills with a minimum overall grade of 6 in IELTS or 550 in TOEFL (written version) or 213 in TOEFL (computer version). However, faculty and schools may have different requirements too. The fee for non-laboratory degrees in 15,500 pounds. The entry requirement for undergraduate courses will be a minimum of 80% at the Higher Secondary level, and a minimum three year degree from reputable university for a postgraduate course.

 

7. University of St. Andrews

The University of St Andrews was Scotland’s first university and only the third to be founded in the English-speaking world. It sits in the heart of the Kingdom of Fife. Over 900 degree courses are now offered at the university, organised across four faculties: Arts, Divinity, Medicine, and Science.

The University requires good English language skills for which the IELTS score and TOEFL score (both written and computer version) will be accepted. The fee for the postgraduate courses will be 16,250 pounds. In order to obtain a visa, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires students to have passed a 'SELT' - a Secure English Language Test. The eligibility requirement will include a typical Indian degree equivalents with first-class grades of minimum 60% to 70%.

8. Durham University

Durham University, a collegiate research university located in Durham, is a Russell Group institution. The estate is home to part of a UNESCO world heritage site. Symbolic of its international approach, the university welcomes over 4,500 international students from 156 countries worldwide.

The University requires good English language skills with a minimum overall grade of 6.5 in IELTS or 92 in TOEFL (internet version). In order to obtain a visa, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires students to have passed a 'SELT' - a secure English language test. The eligibility requirement will include a typical Indian degree equivalents with first-class grades of minimum 60% to 70%. The course is offered in both full time and part time with a fees of 15,700 and 8,700 pounds respectively.

 

9. Lancaster University

Lancaster University is a collegiate university in the UK city of Lancaster and a member of the N8 Research Partnership. Lancaster has a strong reputation globally. Its international partnerships with higher education institutions. The Student Value for Money report previously ranked Lancaster as being one of the best ‘value for money’ universities in England. It is home at almost 3000 international students.

The University requires good English language skills with a minimum overall grade of 6.5 in IELTS or 93 in TOEFL (internet version). It has a fees of 14,750 pounds for the postgraduate courses available only in full-time mode. The eligibility requirement will include a typical Indian degree equivalents with first-class grades of minimum 60%.

 

10. University of Warwick

The University of Warwick was founded in 1965. Warwick consistently ranks in the top ten of all major domestic rankings of British universities. Warwick is primarily based on a 290 hectare campus on the outskirts of Coventry.

The English language requirement for Band B courses can be proven by a minimum of 7 as IELTS score. The fees for the courses ranges from 15,000 to 22,000 pounds per annum. The eligibility requirement will include a typical Indian degree equivalents with first-class grades of minimum 60%.-80% which will be equivalent to the Second Class (2.1) of UK standards.