Top 10 Bellerbys university destinations in the UK

21 March 2017
A student outside Lancaster University

Top universities in the UK 

Bellerbys College works with over 70 UK universities in the UK - that’s more than any other international college in the UK. This gives all our graduates a fantastic choice of progression routes after completing studies with us. It’s one of the reasons why so many international students choose to study at Bellerbys for their university preparation.

University progression routes

Bellerbys College is highly regarded by many high-ranking universities, making progression on to a range of degree programmes easier for Bellerbys graduates, at all levels of their education.

  • A Levels: with the required A levels and English language qualifications you can pass directly into the first year of a UK undergraduate degree course.
  • Foundation courses: over the years, Bellerbys has sent Foundation students to hundreds of universities. Our Foundation programme is designed to help international students attain the study skills, academic, and English language qualifications they need to gain entry to university degree study. This programmes gives you a year or more to adjust to life, language and teaching methods in the UK before you begin your degree studies.
  • Undergraduate Year 1: our Undergraduate Year 1 in Business and Management course is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree and prepares suitably qualified students to enter the UK higher education system with confidence. Developed in collaboration with Aston University, it offers students the opportunity to progress directly to the 2nd year of their undergraduate degree subject at over 20 universities and business schools subject to achieving he required grades and IELTS/ AES (Academic English Skills) required by that university.

Where will you go next? Here are some popular university destinations

1) Durham University

Durham University is the third oldest university in England, and a member of the prestigious Russell Group of UK universities. Established in 1832 it offers over 140 undergraduate degree programmes in arts, health, humanities, sciences and social sciences - one of the broadest ranges of degree programmes within the UK. Students benefit from research-led education, working with world-leading academics at the forefront of their subjects. In 2014, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) identified world-leading research in every Durham University subject.

2) Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes can trace its origins back to 1865. Located in the beautiful and historic university town of Oxford, it began as Oxford School of Art. The university's School of Architecture is one of the largest in Britain and is consistently ranked in the top schools in the UK for the subject. Its highly-regarded business faculty is partnered with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), International Business School in Budapest and Munich Business School.

3) University of Westminster

Britain’s first polytechnic university, this London institution was established in 1838. It was also home to the birthplace of British cinema, being the site of the first picture house in the country. It features three main campuses in the heart of London. The University has numerous centres of research excellence across all the faculties, including the Communication and Media Research Institute.

4) Lancaster University

Lancaster University is recognised as outstanding in research, teaching and the student experience. A top 10 UK university, as rated by the Guardian and the Complete University Guide, Lancaster is frequently singled out for its high levels of graduate employment - an above-average proportion of students get graduate-level jobs (78%). Based on a 360-acre parkland site, the campus is located a short distance from the vibrant and historic city of Lancaster and on the edge of the Lake District National Park.

5) University of Surrey

A leading university located within the county town of Guildford, Surrey in the South East of England. The University of Surrey specialises in science, engineering, medicine and business. Civil engineering, linguistics, and medical technology fans will love the University of Surrey. One of the top 10 universities with the highest rate of graduate employment, it also allows all students to take language lessons for free alongside their degree course.

6) University of Bath

A nurturing ground for enterprising minds, the University of Bath is set within one of England’s most beautiful spa towns. Following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework assessment, the University of Bath was ranked 12th in a research quality ranking of UK universities. Its £35 million Sports Training Village also played a vital role in the London 2012 Olympics.

7) University of Exeter

The University of Exeter is located in the sunny South West, with campuses in Devon, Falmouth and Cornwall. It offers research and study in sciences, social sciences, business, humanities and arts. Exeter is the fastest growing research intensive university in the UK; its research income has seen a 150% increase since 2007–08, to £60 million in 2013–14.

8) Loughborough University

Loughborough University has an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with industry, and unrivalled sporting achievement - it has the country's largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports. Located in the Midlands, it ranks extremely highly for student satisfaction, with 91% of current students saying they’re satisfied with their studies there.

9) University of Leeds

One of the Russell Group of leading UK universities, Leeds combines vibrant city life with easy access to beautiful countryside. Ranked in the top 10 for research power in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, it offers one of the widest ranges of degrees in the country, encompassing both the traditional and vocational.

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