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University of Bradford

Introduction

The University of Bradford is a public, plate glass university located in the city of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. The university received its Royal Charter in 1966, making it the 40th university to be created in Britain, but its origins date back to the early 19th century. There are two campuses: the main campus located on Richmond Road and the School of Management, at Emm Lane.

The University of Bradford has a number of popular subjects which rank in the top 40 of the Guardian’s subject league tables. These include both Civil and Mechanical Engineering and Business Management and Marketing.

University Highlights

• World top 10 ranking for the MBA

• UK top 5 position for effective teaching

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The University of Huddersfield

Introduction

The University of Huddersfield is well recognised for its impressive teaching in subjects related to business and management, ranking in the top 50 in the Guardian’s subject league table and having won the coveted title of Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2013.

Our staff are committed to excellence. They are part of the research community and our World Research Ratings are testament to the standards of excellence they have achieved. As a student at Huddersfield your passion for going further and being the very best that you can be will not only be understood and shared but also nurtured.

Our links to industry are an important part of our courses in that they help increase the employability of graduates. Many of our courses are linked to professional accreditations which give you a head start in achieving full accreditation later on.

We continue to significantly invest in our facilities - from the latest laboratories, studios and performance spaces, to state-of-the-art library and computing equipment, helping to give you a competitive advantage in the job market.

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University of Leeds

Introduction

One of the prestigious Russell Group universities (equivalent to the US Ivy League) Leeds University excels in the fields of business, management and marketing, ranking 9th in the UK in the Guardian’s subject league table.

The university has around 33,500 students, the eighth highest number of any university in the UK. From 2006 to present, the university has consistently been ranked second in the United Kingdom for the number of applications received, second only to the University of Manchester. Furthermore, 90% of Leeds students said they were either satisfied or very satisfied with the overall quality of their course in the 2015 National Student Survey. We welcome students from more than 140 different countries, making the University of Leeds truly multicultural.

A University of Leeds degree offers you much more than just academic excellence. Our size and diversity mean we can offer you a unique experience, which combines our research-based curriculum with a range of opportunities to give you the knowledge, skills and experience to prepare for your future.

Our values are at the heart of everything that we do and that’s why we are amongst the top 100 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2013).

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Leeds Beckett University

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The university is renowned for its undergraduate teaching. It is ranked by the Guardian in the top 40 for Biosciences and Civil Engineering and ranked 14th for Sports Science, with excellent sporting facilities

We have around 2,900 staff and more than 28,000 students from almost 100 countries around the world. We are rightfully proud to be the only university in the UK to hold both the Customer Service Excellence award and the Investors in People Gold standard.

With a 190-year history of education, which began with the founding of the Leeds Mechanics Institute in 1824, we are proud of our history and excited about our future. Having been ranked in the top 5 in the UK for employability, virtual learning, technology, laboratories and size of classes, our strategy is clear – Quality, Relevance and Sustainability.

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The University of Liverpool

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A Russell Group university rated in the world’s top 1% for internationally recognised and interdisciplinary research that helps mankind understand and solve challenging problems. The university excels in the fields of accounting, finance and economics ranking in the top 25 in the UK in each of the Guardian’s subject league tables.

The university is mainly based around a single urban campus approximately five minutes walk from Liverpool City Centre, at the top of Brownlow Hill and Mount Pleasant. Occupying 100 acres, it contains 192 nonresidential buildings that house 69 lecture theatres, 114 teaching areas and state-of-the-art research facilities.

The main site is divided into three faculties: Health and Life Sciences; Humanities and Social Sciences; and Science and Engineering. An investment of £23 million has created Europe’s most advanced scientific teaching laboratories. Liverpool has a global reputation for sport, music, architecture and was announced City of Culture in 2008 along with the 3rd best city to visit in 2014.

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Liverpool John Moores University

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In 1825 a small institution was founded that was to revolutionise education in Liverpool and provide opportunities for the working people of the city.

The Liverpool Mechanics Institute was founded by people of power and influence who recognised the transformative effects of education and the impact that learning and aspiration could have on individuals, communities and society. It was the first such institution to be founded in England.

It is an ethos we characterise in the simple words – dream, plan, achieve – from a statement made by our namesake Sir John Moores, the founder of the Littlewoods empire and a beacon of equal opportunities in Liverpool, “...if you want to enough, you can achieve anything”. Today, with a vibrant community of 25,000 students from over 100 countries world-wide, 2,500 staff and 250 degree courses, Liverpool John Moores University is one of the largest, most dynamic and forward-thinking universities in the UK. Creating a strong community for learning and knowledge is what our history has taught us to focus on.

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University of Manchester

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The University of Manchester is one of Britain’s most famous and forward-thinking universities, with a rich heritage stretching 180 years and exciting prospects for the future. Ranked as one of the top 50 universities in the world, many major advances of the 20th century began here, including the birth of the computer, the splitting of the atom and the founding principles of modern economics. As a Russell Group university, research remains at the heart of The University of Manchester and its quality, breadth and volume of research activity is unparalleled in the UK, with strong collaborative links with industry and public services.

We take a coordinated approach through our University of Manchester Research Institute to enable the best minds to work together on exciting new areas of study and discovery.

The sheer scale of our interdisciplinary research activity sets us apart. We’re able to combine disciplines and capabilities to meet both the challenges of leading-edge research and the external demands of government, business and communities. The University of Manchester has a global reputation for research spanning 180 years and has been home to 25 Nobel Prize Winners over the years.

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Manchester Metropoliton University

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Manchester Metropolitan University has a number of popular subjects, which rank highly in the Guardian’s subject league tables, this includes Electronic and Electrical Engineering ranking 13th overall. It also ranked in the top 30 in the UK for other subject areas such as Marketing and Linguistics in the Times Good University Guide 2014.

Located in a thriving, student friendly city, our claim is to be the University for World Class professionals with an emphasis on vocational education and employability. The University boasts a £75 million Business School and Student Hub as well as a £35 million Faculty of Art and Design building. Having been voted the best university for student experience in the United Kingdom, we are proud of our diversity and are internationally recognised with students from over 130 countries.

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University of Sheffield

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One of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, the university particularly excels in the fields of engineering, and is ranked 3rd in the UK in the Guardian’s subject league table for Mechanical Engineering and 7th for Civil Engineering.

The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2014 ranked the University of Sheffield 1st for student experience, social life, university facilities and accommodation, among other things.

We are a research led institution with more than 6000 international students from 116 countries. We are partnered with world leaders in industry including Boeing, Rolls Royce, GSK, Unilever and Siemens.

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Sheffield Hallaam University

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Sheffield Hallam University is one of UK’s leading universities. It ranks in the top 25 for Mathematics and is widely recognised as providing a high quality degree in the fields of Business and Management, ranking in the top 50 in the Guardian’s subject league table. The university is also renowned for teaching subjects related to health. Our academic staff are leaders in their field and carry out national and international research projects at the forefront of innovation and development.

We have an excellent graduate employment rate. 89 per cent are in work or further study within six months of completing their course. As one of the UK’s leading new universities and strong links with business and industry, we work with more than 25 professional bodies, and with business and industry leaders.

These include • Sony • BP • Cisco • SAP • Microsoft • BBC • Press Association • PwC • Shell • HSBC

Sheffield Hallam is also one of the largest providers of placements in the UK. A placement year gives you a significant competitive edge when applying for jobs.

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University of Salford

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Salford is an ambitious University, with our 20,000 students contributing enormously to the local economy and our expertise transforming individuals and communities through excellent teaching, research, innovation and engagement.

The University of Salford is ranked 15th in the Guardian’s subject league table for fields related to Accounting and Finance, and also ranks in the top 50 for other popular degrees including subjects affiliated with Economics and Civil Engineering.

We are leading in areas, including health, energy, media and the built environment and have completed impressive work with business and industry partners.

Having been awarded the Times Higher Education Business School of the Year 2014 with over 75% of degrees offering work or study exchange placements, we are committed to providing an excellent and engaging environment for our students to develop, nurture and prosper.

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Our 25 year history began in 1987 with a simple idea of impacting lives through providing opportunities that would allow international students to excel in our university learning environment. So far we've helped over 23,500 students to progress onto degree courses through our unique programmes.

NCUK is a unique organization founded by 11 leading UK universities. Our programmes are developed in coordination with these universities and are quality assured by them.

We guarantee your future and you can be confident that our programmes are well equipped to prepare you to succeed at university. As our student, you will have an expanded opportunity base, one that no other organization in the world can offer. A wide choice of courses and learning environments are accessible to you and we guarantee you a place in one of our universities upon successful completion of the course.

Our collaboration with The Chopras Institute of Education is a truly significant step as it gives us the opportunity to drive change and impact the international student community through transnational education. Together we are inspired merge our strengths and relationships to widen the access of quality education to help develop India's youthful and promising human capital.