6 Reasons to Study Business in the UK

Fri 30 Jul 2021

The UK is an ideal destination for business studies. Students from around the world choose the UK as British qualifications are respected worldwide for their prestigious level of quality and it is the natural location to perfect English skills.

The UK is home to some of the best universities in Europe, for example, University of Southampton is ranked in the top 100 globally and Aston University is ranked in the top 100 business schools in Europe. The first business schools in the world were created in London and Manchester in the 1960s and by the 21st century there were over 120.

A wide choice of top-rated universities in the UK to study business

The UK is widely regarded as having one of the best education systems in the world to study business. ONCAMPUS provides a wide choice of progression degrees to study at the best business universities in the UK including Aston University, University of Southampton, Henley Business School and more.

Perfect your English; the language of global business 

English has become the recognised language of global business, studying a business degree in the UK is a great way to develop the necessary language capabilities to succeed at university and in your career.

ONCAMPUS offers undergraduate and master foundation programmes which allow international students to progress to a wide range of business degrees in top universities in the UK with English requirements from 4.5 IELTS.

UK universities offer welcoming international students to study business

The UK welcomes nearly half a million students from outside the UK to study at the wide range of universities with business studies being the most popular subject on offer. Students from abroad enjoy the UK's multicultural environment, meeting people from many different countries, backgrounds and faiths. ONCAMPUS students are part of the university from day one, studying business amidst a vibrant international community with a wide range of extra-curricular activities to choose from on campus.

Wide range of opportunities to start your career in business

UK education providers have strong links with the industry, enabling students and graduates to improve their CVs and English by gaining work experience. The UK is home to some of the most innovative and successful companies in the world today; these include ARM, Unilever, AstraZeneca, HSBC and many more. For example, the University of Southampton's close connections with highly respected companies including Microsoft and JP Morgan, giving students access to real projects, industry experience and prestigious work placements.

Business degrees in the UK are shorter

Business degrees in the UK tend to be completed in three years, at least a year shorter than courses in other countries. The benefit of a shorter course is that UK business degrees can be completed with lower total costs including tuition fees, accommodation and living costs.

Business degrees in the UK have a worldwide reputation

UK universities are checked by the independent organisation Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education; this ensures students are receiving a worldwide recognised education to study business in the UK. ONCAMPUS partners with some of the most highly regarded universities in the country, especially for business degrees:

University of Southampton

  • Southampton Business School is top 10 in the UK for Marketing (Complete University Guide, 2021)
  • Southampton Business School is accredited by prestigious international organisations including AACSB, AMBA and CIMA

Discover business degress at University of Southampton

Aston University, Birmingham

  • Aston University is among 1% of business schools worldwide to have triple accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA)
  • Aston University is ranked top 100 in the world for Business and Management (QS rankings, 2021)

Discover business degrees at Aston University

University of Reading (Henley Business School)

  • Henley Business School is triple accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS
  • Henley Business School is ranked 5th for Masters in finance out of all UK Business Schools (Financial Times Global Masters in Finance Ranking 2020)

Discover business degrees at University of Reading


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