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Aston University, Birmingham

Aston University, Birmingham

Type: In-Person Recruitment Day (University)
Target: F.5 or Above
Location: British United / Attend Virtually
University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Year One
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Undergraduate Postgraduate

Aston University, Birmingham is reputable for Business, Technology, Building & Surverying, Pharmacy and Medical-Related subjects. It’s one of the few universities that offer Audiology and Optometry. In 2018/19, the University saw the opening of its Medical School, further enhancing its provision in the area of medicine and allied professions. The University believes that work placement is key to improve graduates’ employability. Today all courses in Aston University come with a placement year or a placement module, allowing students to spend weeks or up to a year in paid work placement. These effort mean that 70% of students at Aston University are doing a year-long work placement as part of their undergraduate degrees!

Widely recognized for its efforts in improving graduate employability and its teaching quality, Aston University is named University of the Year Runner Up for Graduate Employment by Sunday Times in 2024 and awarded the highest “Gold” rating in the UK government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2023).

The reputable Aston Business School – the most popular faculty in Aston University – makes up near half of the whole student population. Not only is it one of the few business schools that are triple accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS, Aston Business School is also regarded as a top 100 business school in the world by QS World University Rankings (2021) and a top 100 business school in Europe by Financial Times (2020). Its MBA is also rated as the top 100 MBA programmes in the world by the Economist (2021).

25th

in UK University
Ranking (Guardian 2024)

38th

in UK University
Ranking

Business Analytics

With a strong focus on business technology and data analytics, offering specialist
analytics and big data courses in undergraduate and postgraduate level

Optometry

One of the few Universities that
Offer Audiology and Optometry

16th

in Aeronautical &
Manufacturing Engineering

18th

in Bioengineering, Chemical
Engineering, General Engineering

19th

in Building
& Surveying

23rd

in
Politics

27th

in Civil
Engineering

28th

in
Law

33rd

in
Psychology

34th

in Accounting
& Finance

36th

in Sociology, Electrical
& Electronic Engineering

Featured Programmes

  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences
  • BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Audiology)
  • MBChB Medicine
  • BSc/MOptom (Hons) Optometry
  • BSc (Hons) Business Analytics
  • BSc (Hons) Data Analytics
  • BSc (Hons) Marketing
  • MSc Data Analytics
  • MSc Marketing & Analytics
  • MSc Investment Analytics

Subjects of Strength (Subject Ranking)

Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering (16), Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering (18), Chemical Engineering (18), General Engineering (18), Building & Surveying (19), Politics (23), Social Policy (24), Civil Engineering (27), Law (28), Pharmacology & Pharmacy (29), Chemistry (31), Psychology (33), Accounting & Finance (34), Electrical & Electronic Engineering (36), Sociology (36), Business Studies (37), Economics (37), Biological Sciences (39), Medical-related Subjects (39), Mechanical Engineering (42), Computer Science (43), History (44), English (46), Mathematics (58) – unless otherwise specified, the rankings used on this page come from the Times Good University Guide 2024
Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Type: Virtual Recruitment Day (University)
Target: F.5 or Above
Location: British United / Attend Virtually
University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Year One
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Offering International Year One in Politics & International Relations from 2024/25

Cardiff University is a historical and a Russell Group research-intensive university, which is now ranked the 154th globally (QS 2024) and the 25th in the UK. As a top Welsh university, Cardiff University is ranked within top 20 in the UK for 30 academic disciplines, in which many are within top 15 (including Architecture, Communication & Media Studies, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Radiography, Town Planning and more). Medical-related subjects are one of Cardiff’s strongest areas and its Optometry and Pharmacy are open to international students. Innovation has been and will remain the University’s focus in the future! In 2019, the University was ranked the 73rd in Reuters’ rankings of the most innovative universities in Europe. The University also has two Nobel laureates on its staff in Biosciences and Chemistry.

154th
in World University
Ranking (QS 2024)
25th
in UK University
Ranking
Media
the 29th in the World
for Media & Communication
(QS 2023)
Architecture
World’s Top 100
for Architecture
(QS 2023)
3rd

in
Architecture

5th

in Criminology,
Medical-related Subjects

6th

in Media & Communication,
Education, Radiography

7th

in
Physiotherapy

8th

in Dentistry,
Pharmacy

10th

in General
Engineering

11th

in Business
Studies

Subjects strength (Subject Ranking)

Celtic Studies (1), Architecture (3), Nursing (4), Criminology (5), East & South Asian Studies (5), Medical-related Subjects (5), Media & Communication (6), Education (6), Radiography (6), Physiotherapy (7), Dentistry (8), Italian (8), Pharmacology & Pharmacy (8), Animal Science (9), General Engineering (10), Geology (10), Business Studies (11), German (11), Linguistics (11), Electrical & Electronic Engineering (12), Archaeology & Forensic Science (14), Town Planning & Landscape Architecture (14), Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering (15), Psychology (15), Medicine (16), Physics & Astronomy (16), Theology & Religious Studies (16), Philosophy (18), French (19), Music (20), Sociology (21), Classics & Ancient History (22), Law (22), Iberian Languages (Portuguese & Spanish) (23), Politics (26), Computer Science (27), Mechanical Engineering (27), Civil Engineering (28), Biological Sciences (30), Geography & Environmental Sciences (32), Accounting & Finance (35), Chemistry (35), English (35), Mathematics (38), Economics (40), History (44)
Durham University

Durham University

Type: Virtual Recruitment Day (University)
Target: F.5 or Above
Location: British United / Attend Virtually
University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Year One
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Undergraduate Postgraduate

A member of the Russell Group, Durham University is now ranked the 78th globally (QS 2024) and the 7th in the UK. In REF 2021, 90% of its research was assessed as being of “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”. The University teaches a wide range of academic disciplines, in which 26 disciplines are within top 10 in the UK. Like many traditional universities, Durham University is strongest in Law, the humanities (such as Music, English Language & Literature, etc) and sciences (such as Physics and Biological Sciences) while Accounting & Finance and Business Studies are both ranked as the 11th. Durham University is also one of the ten most targeted UK universities by leading recruiters in 2022/23. Notable alumni included Steve Easterbrook (CEO of McDonald’s), Cecil Chao (Hong Kong Billionaire) and Richard Adams (Founder of fairtrade organization Thraidcraft).

78th
in World University
Ranking (QS 2024)
7th
in UK University
Ranking
1st

in Criminology, Archaeology
& Forensic Science

2nd

in Italian,
Natural Sciences

3rd

in Sociology, Physics
& Astronomy, Russian

4th

in History, Theology
& Religious Studies

5th

in Geography,
German

6th

in
Music

7th

in French, General Engineering,
Geology, Portuguese & Spanish

8th

in Law, Computer Science,
Anthropology, Education

Subjects of Strength (Subject Ranking)

Archaeology & Forensic Science (1), Criminology (1), Italian (2), Natural Sciences (2), Physics & Astronomy (3), Russian & East European Languages (3), Sociology (3), Classics & Ancient History (4), History (4), Theology & Religious Studies (4), Geography & Environmental Sciences (5), German (5), Music (6), French (7), General Engineering (7), Geology (7), Iberian Languages (Portuguese & Spanish) (7), Anthropology (8), Computer Science (8), Education (8), Law (8), Chemistry (9), Economics (9), East & South Asian Studies (10), English (10), Sports Science (10), Accounting & Finance (11), Business Studies (11), Philosophy (11), Biological Sciences (12), Mathematics (17), Psychology (18), Politics (25)
Newton A-levels Programme: A-levels@INTO University of East Anglia

Newton A-levels Programme: A-levels@INTO University of East Anglia

Type: In-Person Interview & Recruitment Day (A-levels in University)
Target: F.5 or Above
Location: British United / Attend Virtually
GCSE A-levels University Foundation
- 2-Year Programme -

「Newton A-levels Programme」 is an elite A-level programme designed for students who aim to study highly competitive subjects such as medicine, actuarial science, engineering in top universities. Students will be taking this 2-year A-level programme in the campus of University of East Anglia (UEA), which has been praised for it excellence in scientific researches. Studying A-levels in the university campus, students will have the opportunities to get in touch with academics and professors and learn at where science happens.

Upon completion of the Newton Programme, students will be able to apply to other UK universities through UCAS, as well as Hong Kong universities via the Non-JUPAS route.

72% A*-A
% of A*-A in GCE A-levels (2019)
92% A*-B
% of A*-B in GCE A-levels (2019)

Recent Leavers’ Destinations

Nationality A-levels Results University Destination & Programme
Singapore A* A* A* A* University of Cambridge – Engineering
South Korea A* A* A* A* University of Cambridge – Natural Sciences
Indonesia A* A* A* A* Imperial College London – Biological Sciences
Thailand A* A* A* A* University College London – Medicine
China A* A* A* A* University of Warwick – Accounting and Finance
Hong Kong A* A* A* A* Durham University – Biosciences
Vietnam A* A* A* A* University of Leeds – Law
South Korea A* A* A* A* University of East Anglia – Medicine
Singapore A* A* A* A* Newcastle University – Medicine
Malaysia A* A* A* A Imperial College London – Physics
Vietnam A* A* A* A Imperial College London – Chemical Engineering
Malaysia A* A* A* A Imperial College London – Design Engineering
Russia A* A* A* A London School of Economics and Political Science – Finance
Indonesia A* A* A* B University of Oxford – Mathematics
Japan A* A* A* University of Cambridge – Natural Sciences
Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London

Type: In-Person Recruitment Day (University)
Target: F.5 or Above
Location: British United / Attend Virtually
University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Year One
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Undergraduate Postgraduate

Ranked the 29th in the UK, Royal Holloway, University of London is a constituent college of University of London, with a 135-acre picturesque campus of in suburb of London. The University is strong for Music, Languages and Literature. Its Music department is one of the most established in the UK, and is currently ranked the 20th in the world (QS 2023). Royal Holloway is also one of the few universities that offer Comparative Literature, while students from Creative Writing can study Drama as a joint-honours degree. Many of Royal Holloway’s graduates work in media corporations or become professional writers. Notable Hong Kong alumni include singer Karen Mok and acclaimed playwright Candace Chong Mui Ngam (works include theatre play Malcolm Struan Tonnochy documentary series Stories from Afar Series).

29th
in UK University
Ranking
Information Security
The Departure of Computer Science offers
GCHQ-certified courses in Information Security
Performing Arts
the 20th in the World
for Performing Arts
(QS 2023)
5th

in Music,
Creative Writing

9th

in
French

11th

in Liberal
Arts

14th

in Drama, Dance
& Cinematics

17th

in
Politics

19th

in Iberian Languages
(Portuguese & Spanish)

20th

in Geography,
Psychology

21st

in
English

22nd

in Media &
Communication

23rd

in
Criminology

31st

in Computer
Science

Subjects of Strength (Subject Ranking)

Creative Writing (5), Music (5), Classics & Ancient History (7), French (9), Liberal Arts (11), Drama & Dance (14), Politics (17), Iberian Languages (Portuguese & Spanish) (19), Geography & Environmental Sciences (20), Psychology (20), English (21), Media & Communication (22), Criminology (23), Geology (24), Economics (26), Electrical & Electronic Engineering (28), History (28), Physics & Astronomy (30), Computer Science (31), Biological Sciences (38), Philosophy (38), Accounting & Finance (39), Law (39), Sociology (39), Mathematics (40), Business Studies (45)
University of Essex

University of Essex

Type: Virtual Recruitment Day (University)
Target: F.5 or Above
Location: British United / Attend Virtually
University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Year One
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Undergraduate Postgraduate

As one of the best in Social Sciences, University of Essex is ranked the 56th in the UK. Researches in Politics, Economics, Psychology and Sociology are all highly rated by REF (2021). Respectively 98%, 97%, 89% and 88% of researches in these disciplines were rated World Leading and Internationally Excellent – a very impressive achievement for a university with only 50 years of history. Today University of Essex is also one of the 18 Q-Step Centres for Quantitative Social Science Education in the UK, in which students can learn quantitative research skills (such as running large-scale polls, the use of statistical software such as SPSS, AMOSS and more) through elective modules. A number of professors in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong are graduates of University of Essex. Other notable alumni include LegCo members LEUNG Yiu-chung and British film director Mike Leigh.

56th

in UK University
Ranking

Politics

Top 100 in the World
for Politics
(QS 2024)

Sociology

the 73th in the World
for Sociology
(QS 2024)

11th

in Drama
& Dance

14th

in
Linguistics

16th

in Creative Writing,
Bioengineering

18th

in Hospitality
& Tourism

35th

in
Philosophy

36th

in Media & Communication,
Criminology, Psychology

37th

in
Politics

40th

in Economics, Electrical
& Electronic Engineering

Biomedical Sciences: Recognized Qualification for Biomedical Scientists / Medical Laboratory Technicians

In order to become a Biomedical Scientist in the UK (known as Medical Laboratory Technician in Hong Kong), it’s required that students complete a Biomedical Science degree accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). With close links with Public Health England (PHE) and the NHS, the 4-year BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science (NHS Placement) programmes in University of Essex allows students to spend a placement year in a NHS lab in their third year, enhancing their employability in the future with the NHS.

Featured Programmes

  • BA (Hons) Sociology
  • BSc (Hons) Sociology with Data Science
  • BSc (Hons) Sociology (Applied Quantitative Research)
  • BA (Hons) Social Sciences
  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science (NHS Placement)
  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy
  • MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration) Two-year Postgraduate (Conversion), suitable for graduates from other disciplines
  • MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) Two-year Postgraduate (Conversion), suitable for graduates from other disciplines
  • MSc Speech and Language Therapy (Pre-Registration) Two-year Postgraduate (Conversion), suitable for graduates from other disciplines

Subjects of Strength (Subject Ranking)

Liberal Arts (10), Drama & Dance (11), Linguistics (14), Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering (16), Creative Writing (16), Hospitality & Tourism (18), Anatomy & Physiology (21), Social Work (23), Philosophy (35), Media & Communication (36), Criminology (36), Psychology (36), Politics (37), Economics (40), Electrical & Electronic Engineering (40), Mathematics (42), Sociology (43), Computer Science (45), Law (47), Sports Science (48), Biological Sciences (57), Accounting & Finance (61), Nursing (65), History (69), English (70), Medical-related Subjects (75), Business Studies (82)
University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Type: Virtual Recruitment Day (University)
Target: F.5 or above
Location: British United / Attend Virtually
University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Year One
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Under­graduate Post­graduate

Ranked the 153rd globally (QS 2024) and the 11th in the UK, University of Exeter is top 10 in as many as 24 academic disciplines and reputable for Sports Science, Radiography, Communications & Media, Psychology, Geography and Business-related subjects. Exeter’s Business School and Law School have been popular among Hong Kong students. It’s ranked the 5th for Accounting & Finance, the 8th for Business Studies and the 11th for Economics. The Law School offers a special 4-year LLB (Hons) Law, in which students will spend their third year in paid work placements in a law firm, to earn up to a year of Qualifying Work Experience (QWE)! Notable alumni include JK Rowling (author of Harry Potter), Thom Yorke (lead singer of Radiohead) and more!

153rd

in World University
Ranking (QS 2024)

11th

in UK University
Ranking

Sports

the 21st in the World
for Sports
(QS 2023)

Geography

the 27th in the World
for Geography
(QS 2023)

3rd

in Natural
Sciences

4th

in Sports Science,
Drama & Dance

5th

in Accounting & Finance,
Geology, Nursing

8th

in Business Studies, General
Engineering, Philosophy

9th

in Archaeology & Forensic Science,
English, German, Politics, Radiography

10th

in Geography & Environmental Sciences,
History, History of Art, Physics & Astronomy

11th

in Economics,
Psychology

Subjects of Strength (Subject Ranking)

Middle Eastern & African Studies (1), Natural Sciences (3), Theology & Religious Studies (3), Drama & Dance (4), Sports Science (4), Accounting & Finance (5), Geology (5), Nursing (5), Classics & Ancient History (6), Italian (7), Liberal Arts (7), Russian & East European Languages (7), Business Studies (8), General Engineering (8), Philosophy (8), Archaeology & Forensic Science (9), English (9), German (9), Politics (9), Radiography (9), Geography & Environmental Sciences (10), History (10), History of Art, Architecture & Design (10), Physics & Astronomy (10), Economics (11), Psychology (11), Iberian Languages (Portuguese & Spanish) (12), Sociology (12), French (13), Media & Communication (14), Anthropology (15), Law (16), Mathematics (16), Mechanical Engineering (16), Biological Sciences (20), Computer Science (20), Electrical & Electronic Engineering (20), Medical-related Subjects (20), Medicine (20), Civil Engineering (26)
University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Type: Virtual Recruitment Day (Scottish University)
Target: F.5 or Above
Location: British United / Attend Virtually
University Foundation
Progress onto Year 2 of 4-Year Degree
International Year One
Progress onto Year 3 of 4-Year Degree
Undergraduate Postgraduate

Ranked the 76th globally (QS 2024) and the 12th in the UK, University of Glasgow is one of the oldest universities in the English-speaking world with 570 years of history. As a member of the Russell Group, the university offers a wide range of academic disciplines and research, in which as many as 30 are ranked with top 10 in the UK. Education, Law, Sociology, Accounting & Finance, Civil Engineering, Medicine and Dentistry are some of its strongest areas. Notable alumni include economist Adam Smith, two former British Prime Ministers, a number of Nobel laureates and Regina Ip (former Secretary for Security of Hong Kong).

76th
in World University
Ranking (QS 2024)
12th
in UK University
Ranking
English Language & Literature
the 31st in the World
for English Language & Literature
(QS 2023)
1st

in Animal Science, Education, Nursing,
Sports Science, Veterinary Medicine

2nd

in Medicine, Dentistry, Anatomy &
Physiology, Art & Design, Drama & Dance

3rd

in Law, Biological Sciences,
Medical-related Subjects

4th

in Social Policy, Sociology,
Pharmacology & Pharmacy

5th

in
Psychology

8th

in Accounting & Finance, Civil Engineering, Economics,
Physics & Astronomy, Theology & Religious Studies

10th

in Computer Science,
Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Subjects of Strength (Subject Ranking)

Animal Science (1), Dentistry (1), Education (1), Nursing (1), Sports Science (1), Veterinary Medicine (1), Anatomy & Physiology (2), Law (2), Medicine (2), Art & Design (3), Pharmacology & Pharmacy (3), Classics & Ancient History (4), Drama & Dance (4), Theology & Religious Studies (4), Biological Sciences (5), Civil Engineering (5), Psychology (5), Social Policy (5), Sociology (5), Celtic Studies (6), Accounting & Finance (7), Music (7), Economics (8), Mathematics (9), Physics & Astronomy (9), Medical-related Subjects (10), Computer Science (11), English (11), Geology (11), Politics (11), Russian & East European Languages (11), Geography & Environmental Sciences (12), History of Art, Architecture & Design (12), Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering (13), Electrical & Electronic Engineering (13), Business Studies (14), Italian (14), Mechanical Engineering (15), German (21), Chemistry (26), History (26), Philosophy (27), French (29), Iberian Languages (Portuguese & Spanish) (30)
University of Hertfordshire

University of Hertfordshire

Type: In-Person Recruitment Day (University)
Target: F.5 or Above
Location: British United / Attend Virtually
University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Year One
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Undergraduate Postgraduate

Based in Hatfield, the historic centre of British aviation manufacturing, the Faculty of Engineering provides a wide range of options in the area which include Aerospace Engineering, Aerospace Technology, etc. Some of these incorporate Pilot studies programmes that offer as many as 400 hours of flying practices, enabling students to qualify for the National Private Pilot’s License when they graduate. Alumni of University of Hertfordshire are widely employed by leading manufacturers in the field such as BAE Systems (one of the world’s largest defense and aerospace manufacturer), Rolls-Royce (the world’s second largest airplance engine manufacturer) and include Frank Ogilvie the deputy chief designer of the Airbus A380.

In Creative Arts, University of Hertfordshire was named the 28th best Creative Media & Entertainment School in the world by the Rookies (an international award for new creative talents). The University is also ranked among the best art schools for 2D Animation, Game Design & Development, as well as Concept Art & Illustration. Students of the School of Creative Arts are offered a wide range of options that include Animation, Digital Media Arts, Special Effects, Music Technology, as well as other more common options such as Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Photography and more!

Creative Media

the 28th in the World
for Creative Media
(The Rookies 2023)

Pilot Studies

Offers as many as 400 hours of flying practices, enabling students
to qualify for the National Private Pilot’s License when they graduate

10th

in Food
Science

13th

in Social
Work

15th

in
Radiography

26th

in
Physiotherapy

35th

in
Nursing

38th

in Aeronautical &
Manufacturing Engineering

40th

in Sports
Science

Top-up

Entry to Year 2-3 from
Graduates of Sub-Degrees

Featured Programmes

  • BA (Hons) 2D Animation and Character for Digital Media
  • BA (Hons) 3D Computer Animation and Modelling
  • BA (Hons) 3D Games Art & Design
  • BA (Hons) Digital Media Design
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design
  • BA (Hons) Model Design (Model Effects)
  • BA (Hons) Model Design (Special Effects)
  • BA (Hons) Model Design (Character and Creative Effects)
  • BA (Hons) Visual Effects for Film and Television

Subjects of strength (Subject Ranking)

Food Science (10), Social Work (13), Radiography (15), Physiotherapy (26), Social Policy (28), Philosophy (31), Nursing (35), Pharmacology & Pharmacy (37), Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering (38), Sports Science (40), Architecture (41), Hospitality & Tourism (42), Civil Engineering (45), Economics (46), Electrical & Electronic Engineering (46), Physics & Astronomy (46), History (50), Medical-related Subjects (51), Mechanical Engineering (54), Biological Sciences (55), Media & Communication (56), Geography & Environmental Sciences (58), Law (59), Music (60), Mathematics (62), Education (63), Art & Design (71), English (72), Accounting & Finance (76), Criminology (78), Psychology (80), Computer Science (83), Business Studies (87), Drama & Dance (88)
University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Type: Virtual Recruitment Day (University)
Target: F.5 or Above
Location: British United / Attend Virtually
University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Year One
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Undergraduate Postgraduate

Ranked the 104th globally (QS 2024) and the 18th in the UK, the University of Sheffield excels in a wide range of academic disciplines. Architecture, Communication & Media, Town Planning & Landscape Architecture,Materials Technology, General Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical & Electronic Engineering are all among top 10 in the UK. Sheffield’s reputable engineering school now educates more than 4000 students and is a leading institution in systems engineering and smart materials globally. In the latest research assessment exercise (REF 2021), 92% of researches by University of Sheffield were rated as “World Leading” and “Internationally Excellent”. New courses in recent years include Global Sustainable Development, Data Science, etc. Notable alumni include five Nobel laureates, as well as Chung Sze-Yuen (Senior Unofficial Member of Legislative Council of Hong Kong) and Douglas Young (founder of lifestyle design and retail brand G.O.D.).

104th
in World University
Ranking (QS 2024)
18th
in UK University
Ranking
Architecture
the 32nd in the World
for Architecture
(QS 2023)
Mechanical Engineering
the 54th in the World
for Mechanical Engineering
(QS 2023)
3rd

in Criminology, General Engineering, Music,
Nursing, Town Planning & Landscape Architecture

4th

in Architecture,
Materials Technology

5th

in Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering, Bioengineering,
Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

7th

in Linguistics,
Media & Communication

10th

in Civil
Engineering

Subjects of Strength (Subject Ranking)

Criminology (3), General Engineering (3), Music (3), Nursing (3), Town Planning & Landscape Architecture (3), Architecture (4), Materials Technology (4), Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering (5), Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering (5), Electrical & Electronic Engineering (5), Mechanical Engineering (5), Dentistry (6), Media & Communication (7), Linguistics (7), Chemical Engineering (8), East & South Asian Studies (9), Civil Engineering (10), Computer Science (11), Economics (14), Geography & Environmental Sciences (14), Politics (14), Social Policy (17), Biological Sciences (18), Chemistry (18), Physics & Astronomy (18), German (19), Philosophy (20), Medicine (21), Mathematics (23), Law (24), Education (25), Accounting & Finance (26), Iberian Languages (Portuguese & Spanish) (27), English (29), French (29), Business Studies (30), History (31), Sociology (31), Psychology (35), Medical-related Subjects (41)
University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Type: Virtual Recruitment Day (University)
Target: F.5 or Above
Location: British United / Attend Virtually
University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Year One
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Offering International Year One in Hospitality & Tourism from 2024/25

Ranked the 244th globally (QS 2024) and the 21st in the UK, University of Surrey is a leading educator in Hospitality & Tourism, Food Science, Nutrition & Dietetics, Animal Science, as well as Music and Drama. Following the new veterinary school opened in 2014/15, the University will introduce a new Graduate-Entry Medicine programme in 2024/25, where the majority of quotas will be reserved for international students. Ranked the 15th in the world for Hospitality & Tourism (QS 2023), University of Surrey offers standalone degrees in Hospitality Management, Tourism Management and Events Management, as well as a MSc Air Transport Management in postgraduate level.

21st

in UK University
Ranking

Hospitality & Tourism

the 15th in the World
for Hospitality & Tourism
(QS 2023)

2nd

in Food
Science

3rd

in Hospitality & Tourism,
Drama, Dance & Cinematics

6th

in Veterinary
Medicine

7th

in
Sociology

8th

in
Nursing

10th

in Medical-related Subjects,
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering

11th

in
Politics

13th

in Civil
Engineering

Featured Programmes

  • BSc (Hons) Music & Sound Recording (Tonmeister®)
  • BA (Hons) Musical Theatre
  • BSc (Hons) Nutrition & Dietetics
  • BSc (Hons) International Event Management
  • BSc (Hons) International Hospitality Management
  • BSc (Hons) International Tourism Management
  • BSc (Hons) International Tourism Management with Transport
  • BVMSci (Hons) Veterinary Medicine & Science
  • MSc Air Transport Management
  • MSc Sustainable Development

Subjects of Strength (Subject Ranking)

Food Science (2), Drama & Dance (3), Hospitality & Tourism (3), Veterinary Medicine (6), Sociology (7), Nursing (8), Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering (10), Medical-related Subjects (10), Politics (11), Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering (13), Civil Engineering (13), Sports Science (13), Biological Sciences (14), Psychology (14), Music (15), English (17), Mechanical Engineering (19), Criminology (20), Chemical Engineering (21), Economics (21), Chemistry (22), Electrical & Electronic Engineering (22), Physics & Astronomy (22), Computer Science (23), Accounting & Finance (25), Business Studies (26), Law (33), Mathematics (41)
University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)

Type: In-Person Recruitment Day (University)
Target: F.5 or Above
Location: British United / Attend Virtually
University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Year One
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Undergraduate Postgraduate

Set in the creative city of Bristol, University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) was formerly a polytechnic and was granted full university status in 1992. Employability remains at the heart of UWE Bristol’s education. The already tight relationships with employers continue to foster, which now include formal links with the BBC, Airbus, etc.

UWE Bristol provides academic programmes in as many as 38 disciplines, among which Building & Surveying, Architecture, Town Planning and Art & Design are the strongest. Medical-related subjects like Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Nursing and Optometry are all open to international students.

UWE’s Bristol School of Animation enjoys a worldwide reputation. Chris Ford, creative director of PIXAR, is also one of UWE Bristol’s graduates!

72nd

in UK University
Ranking

2nd

in Information Systems
& Management

7th

in Building
& Surveying

12th

in
Architecture

13th

in Town
Planning

14th

in
Radiography

17th

in
Physiotherapy

21st

in Medical-related
Subjects

24th

in Art &
Design

25th

in Aeronautical & Manufacturing
Engineering, Creative Writing

34th

in Civil
Engineering

35th

in
Education

Top-up

Accepts Entry to Year 2-3
from Sub-Degrees

Subjects of Strength (Subject Ranking)

Information Systems & Management (2), Building & Surveying (7), Architecture (12), Town Planning & Landscape Architecture (13), Radiography (14), Physiotherapy (17), Linguistics (19), Drama & Dance (20), Medical-related Subjects (21), Anatomy & Physiology (22), Art & Design (24), Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering (25), Creative Writing (25), Social Work (27), Geography & Environmental Sciences (29), Music (33), Civil Engineering (34), Education (35), Hospitality & Tourism (36), Media & Communication (37), Criminology (38), Mechanical Engineering (39), Philosophy (40), Archaeology & Forensic Science (41), Mathematics (42), Politics (42), Electrical & Electronic Engineering (43), Business Studies (44), Psychology (47), Biological Sciences (48), Sociology (48), Computer Science (49), Economics (51), Nursing (52), Accounting & Finance (61), English (66), Law (67), History (73)
University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Type: In-Person Recruitment Day (University)
Target: HKDSE, GCE A-levels & IB Graduates
Location: British United / Attend Virtually
University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Year One
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Undergraduate Postgraduate

University of Wolverhampton is one of the polytechnics that were granted university status in 1992. Its main campus is located in central Wolverhampton, with other campuses in nearby towns like Walsall and Telford, which are all about 30 to 60 minutes from Birmingham. The University has maintained relatively lower barrier of entry and welcomes applications to final year of undergraduate from sub-degree graduates. Nursing and Allied Health is the largest subject group in University of Wolverhampton. Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Midwifery and Podiatry are all open to international students.

Subjects of Strength (Subject Ranking)

Physiotherapy (23), Building & Surveying (31), Pharmacology & Pharmacy (36), Social Policy (37), Archaeology & Forensic Science (39), Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering (44), Architecture (45), Civil Engineering (51), Mathematics (54), Nursing (58), Law (61), Art & Design (63), Sports Science (65), Education (68), Drama & Dance (69), Music (71), Accounting & Finance (72), Social Work (74), English (76), Criminology (77), Media & Communication (79), Business Studies (80), Medical-related Subjects (83), History (85), Sociology (86), Biological Sciences (95), Psychology (95), Computer Science (105)
Pathway Programmes: Dundee (33), Bangor (44), Kent (52), Bradford (108), etc

Pathway Programmes: Dundee (33), Bangor (44), Kent (52), Bradford (108), etc

Type: In-Person Recruitment Day (Pathway Programmes)
Target: F.5 or Above
Location: British United / Attend Virtually
University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Year One
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Undergraduate Postgraduate

University Pathway Programmes (Foundation & International Year One) are one-year programmes that allow students to progress onto year 1 and year 2 of an undergraduate programme in the UK. Many of these programmes are taught in dedicated teaching centres within university campuses and provide “guaranteed progression” to an undergraduate degree upon achieving the required grades in internal exams and coursework assessment.

University (UK Rank) University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Year One
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Undergraduate
Dundee (33)
Bangor (44)
Kent (52)
Edinburgh Napier (60)
Greenwich (105)
Bradford (108)
De Montfort (119)

University of Dundee (33)

University of Dundee is ranked among the top 15 in many academic disciplines, including Art & Design, Biological Sciences, Dentistry, Medical-related Subjects, Medicine and many more! While undergraduate degrees are usually four years long under the Scottish education system, many programmes in University of Dundee allow advanced entry into Year 2, if students get good enough grades. In addition to that, University of Dundee also offers 3-year degrees for Art & Design, Law, Nursing, as well as a 5-year master’s in Architecture (ie. combining a 3-year undergraduate and a 2-year postgraduate degree in Architecture).

In Biomedical Science, University of Dundee runs an undergraduate degree in collaboration with National University of Singapore (NUS), in which students can spend up to 18 months studying in NUS – which is itself one of Asia’s finest universities!

33rd

in UK University
Ranking

2nd

in Bioengineering,
Medical-related Subjects

3rd

in Medicine,
Dentistry

5th

in Anatomy &
Physiology

7th

in Social Work,
Biological Sciences

11th

in Art &
Design

14th

in
Nursing

15th

in
Law

16th

in
Geography

18th

in Civil
Engineering

20th

in Education,
Computer Science

31st

in
Architecture

Bangor University (44)

With its advantageous location in the coastal town of Bangor in North Wales and proximity to the Snowdonia National Park, students in Bangor University enjoy one of the lowest cost of living in the UK in a picturesque environment. Ranked the 44th in the UK, Bangor University is strong in Radiography, Sport Science, Social Policy and Psychology. Benefiting from its coastal location and proximity to Snowdonia, Bangor University is home to one of Europe’s most established department of Oceanography and is able to offer a wide range of options in the areas of Zoology, Oceanography as well as Conservation! Notable alumni include Oscar-winning movie director Danny Boyle (works include Slumdog Millionaire) and Sir Robert Edwards, winner of Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine .

44th

in UK University
Ranking

Zoology

Wide range of options in the areas of Zoology,
Oceanography as well as Conservation!

4th

in
Music

6th

in
Nursing

10th

in Anatomy
& Physiology

11th

in Animal
Science

13th

in Creative
Writing

23rd

in
Linguistics

25th

in Social
Policy

26th

in Business
Studies

27th

in Art &
Design

28th

in Medical-related
Subjects

31st

in
Geography

University of Kent (52)

Ranked the 52nd in the UK, University of Kent enjoys a 300-acre campus in the historic city of Canterbury in the south east of England, which is just an hour away from London on a train. One of the few collegiate universities in the UK, students in University of Kent are attached to one of its six colleges, enjoying a more vibrant social life. In terms of academic subjects, University of Kent is highly rated by the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021) for Architecture, Law, Philosophy, Drama & Performing Arts, Film Studies and a few more subjects. Apart from these, Biomedical Science, Computer Science, Teacher Training, Cultural Studies programmes are all strong areas. Recent developments include a new medical school in collaboration with Canterbury Christ Church University, which opened in 2020/21. As one of the few teacher training programmes at undergraduate level, the BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Secondary Education (QTS) in University of Kent allows students to graduate with qualified teacher status (QTS). Biomedical Science – with accreditation by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) – can lead to professional qualifications as a Biomedical Scientist (known as Medical Laboratory Technician in Hong Kong) in the UK and in Hong Kong.

52nd
in UK University
Ranking
4th

in Creative
Writing

14th

in History, Linguistics,
Philosophy

15th

in Social
Work

16th

in Anthropology, Classics
& Ancient History

18th

in Criminology,
Social Policy

21st

in
Architecture

25th

in Law, Archaeology & Forensic Science,
Drama, Dance & Cinematics

35th

in Pharmacy &
Pharmacology

37th

in Mathematics,
Computer Science

44th

in English,
Economics

University of Bradford (108)

Located in the North of England, University of Bradford is a member of NCUK, and is home to one of Britain’s largest faculty of health sciences, which is highly recognized for its excellence in teaching and research in the area! Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Optometry, Radiography, Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences are all open to international students. Physiotherapy and Radiography are consistently ranked within top 15 in the UK, while Pharmacy is delivered as a five-year MPharm programme, so that international pharmacy students won’t have to worry about visa issues for their Pre-Registration training.

Physiotherapy

Ranked the 15th
for Physiotherapy

Radiography

Ranked the 13th
Radiography

19th

in Archaeology &
Forensic Science

Pharmacy

Ranked the 25th
for Pharmacy

41st

in Medical-related
Subjects

59th

in
Nursing

Pathway Programmes: Durham (7), Sheffield (18), Strathclyde (20), Surrey (21), Leeds (24), Cardiff (25), etc

Pathway Programmes: Durham (7), Sheffield (18), Strathclyde (20), Surrey (21), Leeds (24), Cardiff (25), etc

Type: In-Person Recruitment Day (Pathway Programmes)
Target: F.5 or above
Location: British United / Attend Virtually
University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Year One
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Undergraduate Postgraduate

University Pathway Programmes (Foundation & International Year One) are one-year programmes that allow students to progress onto year 1 and year 2 of an undergraduate programme in the UK. Many of these programmes are taught in dedicated teaching centres within university campuses and provide “guaranteed progression” to an undergraduate degree upon achieving the required grades in internal exams and coursework assessment.

University (UK Rank) University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Year One
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Undergraduate
Durham (7)
Sheffield (18)
Aberdeen (19)
Strathclyde (20)
Surrey (21)
Leeds (24)
Cardiff (25)
Royal Holloway, University of London (29)
Sussex (48)
Liverpool John Moores (70)
Huddersfield (76)
Kingston (98)
Leeds Beckett (101)
Teesside (102)

Durham University (7)

A member of the Russell Group, Durham University is now ranked the 78th globally (QS 2024) and the 7th in the UK. In REF 2021, 90% of its research was assessed as being of “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”. The University teaches a wide range of academic disciplines, in which 26 disciplines are within top 10 in the UK. Like many traditional universities, Durham University is strongest in Law, the humanities (such as Music, English Language & Literature, etc) and sciences (such as Physics and Biological Sciences) while Accounting & Finance and Business Studies are both ranked as the 11th. Durham University is also one of the ten most targeted UK universities by leading recruiters in 2022/23. Notable alumni included Steve Easterbrook (CEO of McDonald’s), Cecil Chao (Hong Kong Billionaire) and Richard Adams (Founder of fairtrade organization Thraidcraft).

78th
in World University
Ranking (QS 2024)
7th
in UK University
Ranking
1st

in Criminology, Archaeology
& Forensic Science

2nd

in Italian,
Natural Sciences

3rd

in Sociology, Physics
& Astronomy, Russian

4th

in History, Theology
& Religious Studies

5th

in Geography,
German

6th

in
Music

7th

in French, General Engineering,
Geology, Portuguese & Spanish

8th

in Law, Computer Science,
Anthropology, Education

University of Sheffield (18)

Ranked the 104th globally (QS 2024) and the 18th in the UK, the University of Sheffield excels in a wide range of academic disciplines. Architecture, Communication & Media, Town Planning & Landscape Architecture,Materials Technology, General Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical & Electronic Engineering are all among top 10 in the UK. Sheffield’s reputable engineering school now educates more than 4000 students and is a leading institution in systems engineering and smart materials globally. In the latest research assessment exercise (REF 2021), 92% of researches by University of Sheffield were rated as “World Leading” and “Internationally Excellent”. New courses in recent years include Global Sustainable Development, Data Science, etc. Notable alumni include five Nobel laureates, as well as Chung Sze-Yuen (Senior Unofficial Member of Legislative Council of Hong Kong) and Douglas Young (founder of lifestyle design and retail brand G.O.D.).

104th
in World University
Ranking (QS 2024)
18th
in UK University
Ranking
Architecture
the 32nd in the World
for Architecture
(QS 2023)
Mechanical Engineering
the 54th in the World
for Mechanical Engineering
(QS 2023)
3rd

in Criminology, General Engineering, Music,
Nursing, Town Planning & Landscape Architecture

4th

in Architecture,
Materials Technology

5th

in Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering, Bioengineering,
Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

7th

in Linguistics,
Media & Communication

10th

in Civil
Engineering

University of Surrey (21)

Offering International Year One in Hospitality & Tourism from 2024/25

Ranked the 244th globally (QS 2024) and the 21st in the UK, University of Surrey is a leading educator in Hospitality & Tourism, Food Science, Nutrition & Dietetics, Animal Science, as well as Music and Drama. Following the new veterinary school opened in 2014/15, the University will introduce a new Graduate-Entry Medicine programme in 2024/25, where the majority of quotas will be reserved for international students. Ranked the 15th in the world for Hospitality & Tourism (QS 2023), University of Surrey offers standalone degrees in Hospitality Management, Tourism Management and Events Management, as well as a MSc Air Transport Management in postgraduate level.

21st

in UK University
Ranking

Hospitality & Tourism

the 15th in the World
for Hospitality & Tourism
(QS 2023)

2nd

in Food
Science

3rd

in Hospitality & Tourism,
Drama, Dance & Cinematics

6th

in Veterinary
Medicine

7th

in
Sociology

8th

in
Nursing

10th

in Medical-related Subjects,
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering

11th

in
Politics

13th

in Civil
Engineering

University of Leeds (24)

Offering International Year One in Architecture and Civil Engineering from 2024/25

University of Leeds is a Russell Group university ranked the 75th globally (QS 2024). First made into top 10 in the UK in 2018, the University is known for its outstanding academic researches and teaching quality. Graduate surveys consistently put the University as one of the ten most sought-after universities by Britain’s top employers. Among many of its areas of strength, Accounting & Finance, Business Studies, Economics, Engineering, Sociology and Communication & Media are particularly outstanding. Star sociologist Zygmunt Bauman taught in the Department of Sociology before his retirement in 1990. It’s also where Leslie Cheung studied before he returned to Hong Kong for his career in the entertainment industry!

75th

in World University
Ranking (QS 2024)

24th

in UK University
Ranking

Media

the 23rd in the World for
Media & Communication
(QS 2023)

Civil Engineering

the 49th in the World for
Civil Engineering
(QS 2023)

4th

in Radiography,
Bioengineering

5th

in Civil
Engineering

7th

in Accounting & Finance
Creative Writing, Music

9th

in Food
Science

10th

in Art & Design,
Italian, Pharmacology

University of Sussex (48)

Ranked the 218th globally (QS 2024) and the 48th in the UK, University of Sussex excels in social sciences and the humanities. It’s ranked number one in the world for International Development (QS 2017-23). American Studies, Animal Science, History of Art, Anthropology, Education, Computer Science and Geography & Environmental Sciences are all within top 30 in the UK. University of Sussex is special in terms of its diverse offerings of interdisciplinary programmes (such as Law & Politics, Psychology & Sociology), which is suitable for students with diverse interest. University of Sussex is home to one of Europe’s largest International Relation departments. Its International Relation department and Communication & Media department are one of the few that offer both University Foundation and International Year One, allowing international students to start with a relatively lower entry requirement. Notable alumni include former president of South Africa and a number of Noble Prize winners.

218th

in World University
Ranking (QS 2024)

48th

in UK University
Ranking

International Relations

One of Europe’s largest International Relation departments.
Offers both University Foundation and International Year One.

Sociology

the 47th in the World
for Sociology
(QS 2023)

2nd

in American
Studies

6th

in Animal
Science

8th

in History
of Art

10th

in
Education

13th

in
Anthropology

27th

in Computer
Science

Pathway Programmes: Exeter (11), Lancaster (14), East Anglia (26), Newcastle (37), Manchester Metropolitan (59), etc

Pathway Programmes: Exeter (11), Lancaster (14), East Anglia (26), Newcastle (37), Manchester Metropolitan (59), etc

Type: In-Person Recruitment Day (Pathway Programmes)
Target: F.5 or Above
Location: British United / Attend Virtually
University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Year One
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Undergraduate Postgraduate

University Pathway Programmes (Foundation & International Year One) are one-year programmes that allow students to progress onto year 1 and year 2 of an undergraduate programme in the UK. Many of these programmes are taught in dedicated teaching centres within university campuses and provide “guaranteed progression” to an undergraduate degree upon achieving the required grades in internal exams and coursework assessment.

University (UK Rank) University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Year One
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Undergraduate
Exeter (11)
Lancaster (14)
Manchester (23)
East Anglia (26)
Queen’s Belfast (31)
Newcastle (37)
Stirling (53)
Manchester Metropolitan (59)
City, University of London (66)

University of Exeter (11)

Ranked the 153rd globally (QS 2024) and the 11th in the UK, University of Exeter is top 10 in as many as 24 academic disciplines and reputable for Sports Science, Radiography, Communications & Media, Psychology, Geography and Business-related subjects. Exeter’s Business School and Law School have been popular among Hong Kong students. It’s ranked the 5th for Accounting & Finance, the 8th for Business Studies and the 11th for Economics. The Law School offers a special 4-year LLB (Hons) Law, in which students will spend their third year in paid work placements in a law firm, to earn up to a year of Qualifying Work Experience (QWE)! Notable alumni include JK Rowling (author of Harry Potter), Thom Yorke (lead singer of Radiohead) and more!

153rd

in World University
Ranking (QS 2024)

11th

in UK University
Ranking

Sports

the 21st in the World
for Sports
(QS 2023)

Geography

the 27th in the World
for Geography
(QS 2023)

3rd

in Natural
Sciences

4th

in Sports Science,
Drama & Dance

5th

in Accounting & Finance,
Geology, Nursing

8th

in Business Studies, General
Engineering, Philosophy

9th

in Archaeology & Forensic Science,
English, German, Politics, Radiography

10th

in Geography & Environmental Sciences,
History, History of Art, Physics & Astronomy

11th

in Economics,
Psychology

Lancaster University (14)

Lancaster University is now ranked the 122nd in World University Ranking (QS 2024) and within top 15 in the UK for Communication & Media, Business Studies, Social Work, Linguistics, English, Creative Writing, Geography & Environmental Sciences and more. Its Biomedical Science programmes – with accreditation by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) – can lead to professional qualifications as a Biomedical Scientist (known as Medical Laboratory Technician in Hong Kong) in the UK and in Hong Kong.

In terms of student life, Lancaster University is one of the few collegiate universities in the UK, which means that students are attached to one of its nine colleges, enjoying a more vibrant social life. A 560-acre campus and its location in the North West of England also means that Lancaster University provides a very different experience from other city-based universities. Students would find the University a good destination of living and study with Lancaster’s award-wining accommodation, which has been named the Best University Halls for many years!

122nd
in World University
Ranking (QS 2024)
14th
in UK University
Ranking
Linguistics

the 10th in the World
for Linguistics
(QS 2023)

2nd

in
Linguistics

3rd

in Social
Work

4th

in Art &
Design

5th

in Drama & Dance,
Medical-related Subjects

6th

in Media & Communication, Physics
& Astronomy, Sports Science

7th

in Natural
Sciences

8th

in Creative
Writing

11th

in Law,
French

University of Manchester (23)

The University of Manchester is the sixth best performing UK university in the QS World University Ranking, which ranked it as the 32nd best in the world (QS 2024). There are as many as 25 Nobel laureates among its alumni and professors. A recent survey also shows that University of Manchester graduates are most targeted by employers in the UK (2022/23). Students aiming to study at this prestigious university, but fall slightly short of its entry requirement for direct entry into a degree, now have the option of a designated University Foundation programme. The Foundation has considerably higher entry and progression requirements, but can lead to a wide range of academic disciplines including Psychology, Biological Science, Pharmacy, Engineering, as well as many Humanities and Social Sciences degrees.

32nd
in World University
Ranking (QS 2024)
23rd
in UK University
Ranking
2nd

in Property
Management

5th

in Town Planning & Landscape
Architecture, Materials Technology

8th

in Art & Design,
Accounting & Finance

10th

in Medical-related
Subjects

13th

in Business Studies,
Computer Science, Philosophy

14th

in Mechanical
Engineering

15th

in Biological Sciences, Politics,
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering

17th

in Economics, Geology,
German, Mathematics

University of East Anglia (26)

Ranked the 26th in the UK, University of East Anglia (UEA) is a world-renowned university in scientific researches and for many years has been the first choice of students pursuing a degree in Medicine and Pharmacy. The University is also famous for its achievements in Art History, Communication & Media Studies, Geography & Environmental Sciences, as well as medical-related subjects such as Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy. In Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia (UEA) has contributed more than any other universities in the world to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and are among the leaders in the investigation of Climate Change. University of East Anglia (UEA) is also ranked the 11th and the 75th in International Development and Environmental Sciences respectively (QS 2023).

26th
in UK University
Ranking
Environmental Sciences
the 75th in the World
for Environmental Sciences
(QS 2023)
International Development Ranked the 11th in the World
Tackles issues such as Globalization, Conflicts, Environment & Sustainability, Global Warming and more
– an very good option for students with a strong passion in Geography and who want to make a difference!
8th

in Physiotherapy,
Liberal Arts, Social Work

9th

in American Studies,
Creative Writing

13th

in
Chemistry

14th

in
Pharmacy

15th

in History
of Art

21st

in Accounting
& Finance

23rd

in
Economics

24th

in Medical-related
Subjects

26th

in Geography &
Environmental Sciences

Newcastle University (37)

Ranked the 110th globally (QS 2024), the 37th in the UK and a member of the Russell Group, Newcastle University is ranked within top 20 for 21 academic disciplines. Its Fine Art programmes has been named the number one Art & Design programmes in UK for many years and the University is also known for Architecture, Town Planning, Medicine, Biomedical Sciences and Computer Sciences.

Newcastle University is one of the few universities that provide both University Foundation and International Year One in Architecture, making it a popular choice among aspiring architects.

First established as a School of Medicine, the University had been part of Durham University before it became a university of its own. First taught in 1834, Newcastle’s Medicine prorgammes is one of the most highly regarded medical degrees in the UK; The Medicine programmes also accepts “transfer” application from students of School of Biomedical Sciences, who can apply to transfer to Medicine or Dentistry after their first year of study.

In Computer Science, Newcastle University has a strong focus on specialist areas such as Cloud Computing, Cyber Security and Bio-Computing. It’s a Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security – one of only 19 universities in Britain to obtain such status! In postgraduate level, there are 13 specialist master’s degrees and also a Postgraduate (Conversion) programmes which is open to graduates without a computing background.

110th

in World University
Ranking (QS 2024)

37th

in UK University
Ranking

Architecture

Ranked the 12th in Architecture, offers
both University Foundation & International Year One

Geography

the 41st in the World
for Geography
(QS 2023)

Biomedical Sciences

Students of School of Biomedical Sciences are eligible to apply to
transfer to Medicine or Dentistry
after their first year of study

4th

in Dentistry, Media
& Communication

7th

in Art & Design,
Animal Science

9th

in Town
Planning

11th

in English, Pharmacy
& Pharmacology

19th

in
Psychology

Manchester Metropolitan University (59)

Based in the vibrant and multicultural city of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University (Manchester Met) is home to one of the UK’s largest and oldest art schools. With over 180 years of history, Manchester School of Art is long-established and currently teaches around 3,700 students. Graduates are widely employed in the art and design circle in the UK, including Thomas Heatherwick the designer of the UK pavilion at the Shanghai Expo 2010, L. S. Lowry the legendary British painter, as well as graphic designer Peter Saville.

Manchester Met offers a diverse range of art, design and fashion courses that include Fine Art, Graphic Design, Performance, Fashion Design (menswear, womenswear and sportswear), Architecture, Product Design, Fashion Business, Design Innovation, Illustration, Textile and many more.

Architecture

the 5th in the World
for Architecture
(QS 2023)

6th

in Hospitality & Tourism,
American Studies, Linguistics

9th

in Sports
Science

12th

in Creative Writing,
Anatomy & Physiology

13th

in Food
Science

15th

in Physiotherapy,
Art & Design

19th

in History
of Art

23rd

in Drama, Dance
& Cinematics

25th

in
Criminology

Top-up

Accepts Entry to Year 2-3 from
Graduates of Sub-Degrees

City, University of London (66)

Located in the heart of London with easy access to destinations such as the British Museum and London financial district, City, University of London is a powerhouse for Business Studies as well as Communication & Media. The University is ranked the 50th in Communication & Media globally (QS 2021). The well-renowned Bayes Business School (formerly known as Cass Business School) is ranked 28th in Europe (FT 2022) and many see it as a stepping stone to get into investment banks and large-scale financial institutions. After the Business School, the School of Health Sciences is the second largest faculty in City, University of London, with a diverse offering of health-related programmes including Nursing, Optometry, Radiography and Speech & Language Therapy.

66th

in UK University
Ranking

Media

the 50th in the World
for Media & Communication
(QS 2021)

28th

in European Business
School Ranking (FT 2022)

12th

in Accounting
& Finance

13th

in Medical-related
Subjects

14th

in Business
Studies

16th

in
Radiography

17th

in Media &
Communication

22nd

in
English

27th

in
Criminology

30th

in
Music

INTO London World Education Centre

INTO London is a university pathways college in central London (Zone 1, near Liverpool Street Station) that specializes in University Foundation and International Year One, with a large university network of over 110 universities in the UK and Europe.

The INTO London International Foundation comes with a “Guaranteed Progression” mechanism with a few universities. Students would receive a conditional offer from universities such as University of Kent and University of Exeter before the start of their courses (depending on subject choices), so that they can progress onto year one of the undergraduate programme of their choice after meeting the specified requirements. Alternatively, students can also apply to universities via UCAS to widen their choices. From 2022/23, INTO London is introducing two new pathways – Medicine & Dentistry and Physiotherapy & Health Professions – which can lead to the medical school of University of Bristol, Aston University Birmingham, Queen Mary University of London (Malta Campus), etc.

Pathway Programmes: Glasgow (12), York (15), Bristol (16), Birmingham (22), Liverpool (29), Nottingham (32), etc

Pathway Programmes: Glasgow (12), York (15), Bristol (16), Birmingham (22), Liverpool (29), Nottingham (32), etc

Type: In-Person Recruitment Day (Pathway Programmes)
Target: F.5 or above
Location: British United / Attend Virtually
University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Year One
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Undergraduate Postgraduate

University Pathway Programmes (Foundation & International Year One) are one-year programmes that allow students to progress onto year 1 and year 2 of an undergraduate programme in the UK. Many of these programmes are taught in dedicated teaching centres within university campuses and provide “guaranteed progression” to an undergraduate degree upon achieving the required grades in internal exams and coursework assessment.

University (UK Rank) University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Year One
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Undergraduate
Glasgow (12)
York (15)
Bristol (16)
Birmingham (22)
Liverpool (29)
Nottingham (32)
Nottingham Trent (43)
Queen Mary, University of London (46)
Essex (56)
City, University of London (66)
UWE Bristol (72)
Bournemouth (81)
Brighton (87)
Westminster (123)
TEDI London

Engineering school jointly-operated by Arizona State University, King’s College London and UNSW Sydney

University of Glasgow (12)

Ranked the 76th globally (QS 2024) and the 12th in the UK, University of Glasgow is one of the oldest universities in the English-speaking world with 570 years of history. As a member of the Russell Group, the university offers a wide range of academic disciplines and research, in which as many as 30 are ranked with top 10 in the UK. Education, Law, Sociology, Accounting & Finance, Civil Engineering, Medicine and Dentistry are some of its strongest areas. Notable alumni include economist Adam Smith, two former British Prime Ministers, a number of Nobel laureates and Regina Ip (former Secretary for Security of Hong Kong).

76th
in World University
Ranking (QS 2024)
12th
in UK University
Ranking
English Language & Literature
the 31st in the World
for English Language & Literature
(QS 2023)
1st

in Animal Science, Education, Nursing,
Sports Science, Veterinary Medicine

2nd

in Medicine, Dentistry, Anatomy &
Physiology, Art & Design, Drama & Dance

3rd

in Law, Biological Sciences,
Medical-related Subjects

4th

in Social Policy, Sociology,
Pharmacology & Pharmacy

5th

in
Psychology

8th

in Accounting & Finance, Civil Engineering, Economics,
Physics & Astronomy, Theology & Religious Studies

10th

in Computer Science,
Electrical & Electronic Engineering

University of York (15)

University of York enjoys worldwide recognition and is now ranked the 147th globally (THE 2024) and the 15th in the UK. With a strong focus on the humanities, social science and sciences, York is a research-intensive university and a member of the Russell Group, which symbolises the highest research and academic standard in the UK. Overall research quality was ranked within top 10 in the UK by the latest research assessment exercise (REF 2021). Its English, Law, Politics, Psychology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Criminology, Archaeology & Forensic Science are ranked among UK’s top 15. In slightly over 50 years’ time since its establishment, alumni of University of York has became active players in British politics and include many notable people in areas such as literature, history, music, etc. Notable alumni from Asia include Yeung Sum (former LegCo member of Hong Kong) as well as Han Seung Soo (former Prime Minister of South Korea).

147th

in World University
Ranking (THE 2024)

15th

in UK University
Ranking

Social Policy

the 28th in the World
for Social Policy
(QS 2023)

PPE

The first university after Oxbridge to run
PPE (Philosophy, Politics & Economics)

5th

in Archaeology & Forensic Science,
Natural Sciences, Portuguese & Spanish

6th

in History of Art,
Biological Sciences

7th

in Psychology,
English, Chemistry

9th

in
Philosophy

10th

in
Criminology

11th

in
Sociology

13th

in Law, Politics,
Nursing, Social Policy

18th

in Geography,
Computer Science

University of Bristol (16)

Ranked the 55th globally (QS 2024) and the 16th in the UK, also a Russell Group university, University of Bristol is a top research-intensive university located in the creative city of Bristol. As part of what reflects the good reputation of the University among middle-class families, about 40% of students of University of Bristol came from an independent school background, which is the fourth highest ratio, only after University of Cambridge, Oxford and St Andrew’s. Notable alumni include singer-songwriter James Blunt, as well as Hong Kong alumni such as LegCo member Alvin Yeung Ngok-Kiu and news reporter Kenneth Ng King-Chun.

University of Bristol is ranked within top 10 in as many as 21 academic disciplines, which include highly popular courses such as Engineering, Law, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, as well as Computer Science, Psychology, Geography & International Development, Politics, Sociology and Social Policy.

University of Bristol is one of the few universities that offer a “conversion” master’s degree in Computer Science (which accepts graduates from other disciplines), as well as a Vet Nursing programme in undergraduate level.

55th

in World University
Ranking (QS 2024)

16th

in UK University
Ranking

Public Administration

the 14th in the World
for Social Policy & Public Administration
(QS 2023)

2nd

in Animal Science, General Engineering,
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering

4th

in Civil
Engineering

5th

in Dentistry, Education,
Mechanical Engineering

7th

in Biological
Sciences

8th

in Anatomy
& Physiology

10th

in Medicine, Social Work, Geology,
Mathematics, Theology

13th

in Law,
Geography

14th

in Computer Science,
Chemistry, History

16th

in Politics, Electrical &
Electronic Engineering

17th

in
Psychology

University of Birmingham (22)

University of Birmingham is a historical and research-intensive university, which is now ranked the 84th globally (QS 2024) and the 22nd in the UK. The University enjoys very good reputation in the academia globally and is a founding member of the Russell Group, which symbolizes the highest standard of research and teaching in the UK. The University of Birmingham is ranked within top 10 in the UK for 22 academic disciplines, including Hospitality & Tourism, Physiotherapy, Philosophy, Creative Writing, Economics, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and many more! Its alumni and staff include 11 Nobel laureates, as well as Geoffrey Ma, the Hong Kong Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal.

84th

in World University
Ranking (QS 2024)

22ng

in UK University
Ranking

1st

in Hospitality
& Tourism

4th

in American Studies, Chemical
Engineering, History of Art

5th

in Physics &
Astronomy

6th

in
Education

7th

in
Criminology

8th

in Computer Science,
Sports Science

9th

in Economics, Geology,
Materials Technology, Theology

10th

in Physiotherapy, Dentistry, Philosophy, Sociology,
Mechanical Engineering, Town Planning

12th

in Civil
Engineering

University of Nottingham (32)

University of Nottingham is ranked the 100th globally (QS 2024) and a member of the Russel Group. For many years It has been named one of the top 3 universities most targetted by UK’s top employers. 51 academic disciplines are offered. 15 of them are ranked among top 10 in the UK – including Architecture, Building & Surveying, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, Animal Science, American Studies and Electrical & Electronic Engineering. The university also offers a 5-year Pharmacy (MPharm) programme, so that students do not have to worry about visa issues during their Pre-Registration Training for Pharmacists.

100th

in World University
Ranking (QS 2024)

32nd

in UK University
Ranking

2nd

in Building &
Surveying

5th

in Food Science, Liberal Arts,
Veterinary Medicine

6th

in Social Work,
Chemical Engineering

7th

in Pharmacy,
American Studies

8th

in Animal Science, East & South Asian Studies,
Electrical & Electronic Engineering

9th

in Natural
Sciences

10th

in
Architecture

11th

in Physiotherapy, Anatomy & Physiology,
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering

Nottingham Trent University (43)

Nottingham Trent University is a post-1992 university located in the vibrant Midlands city of Nottingham. Today the University is one of the UK’s largest and most popular institutions and is home to students and staff from over 160 countries. In the past few years, the University has very successfully improved graduate employability by emphasizing work experience opportunities and is now in the UK’s top ten for the number of students undertaking year-long work placements.

After originally being established as the Nottingham Government School of Design in 1843, Nottingham Trent University is famous for it’s Art & Design programmes and offers an extensive portfolio of courses in this field. In addition to popular Art & Design courses such as Architecture, Fashion Design, Illustration and Animation, you will also find specialist programmes normally only offered by in large-scale art schools. These include Costume Design & Construction, Design for Film & Television, Fashion Knitwear & Knitted Textiles, Furniture & Product Design and more.

43rd

in UK University
Ranking

Art & Design

World’s Top 100 for
Art & Design
(QS 2023)

7th

in Property
Management

10th

in Creative Writing, Bioengineering
& Biomedical Engineering

12th

in Art & Design,
Building & Surveying

16th

in Social
Policy

17th

in Food Science,
Animal Science

24th

in Electrical &
Electronic Engineering

26th

in
Mathematics

28th

in
Architecture

29th

in Mechanical Engineering,
Pharmacology & Pharmacy

31st

in Media &
Communication

Top-up

Entry to Year 2-3 from
Graduates of Sub-Degrees

University of Essex (56)

As one of the best in Social Sciences, University of Essex is ranked the 56th in the UK. Researches in Politics, Economics, Psychology and Sociology are all highly rated by REF (2021). Respectively 98%, 97%, 89% and 88% of researches in these disciplines were rated World Leading and Internationally Excellent – a very impressive achievement for a university with only 50 years of history. Today University of Essex is also one of the 18 Q-Step Centres for Quantitative Social Science Education in the UK, in which students can learn quantitative research skills (such as running large-scale polls, the use of statistical software such as SPSS, AMOSS and more) through elective modules. A number of professors in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong are graduates of University of Essex. Other notable alumni include LegCo members LEUNG Yiu-chung and British film director Mike Leigh.

56th

in UK University
Ranking

Politics

Top 100 in the World
for Politics
(QS 2023)

Sociology

the 59th in the World
for Sociology
(QS 2023)

11th

in Drama
& Dance

14th

in
Linguistics

16th

in Creative Writing,
Bioengineering

18th

in Hospitality
& Tourism

35th

in
Philosophy

36th

in Media & Communication,
Criminology, Psychology

37th

in
Politics

40th

in Economics, Electrical
& Electronic Engineering

University of the West of England, Bristol (72)

Set in the creative city of Bristol, University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) was formerly a polytechnic and was granted full university status in 1992. Employability remains at the heart of UWE Bristol’s education. The already tight relationships with employers continue to foster, which now include formal links with the BBC, Airbus, etc.

UWE Bristol provides academic programmes in as many as 38 disciplines, among which Building & Surveying, Architecture, Town Planning and Art & Design are the strongest. Medical-related subjects like Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Nursing are all open to international students.

UWE’s Bristol School of Animation enjoys a worldwide reputation. Chris Ford, creative director of PIXAR, is also one of UWE Bristol’s graduates!

72nd

in UK University
Ranking

2nd

in Information Systems
& Management

7th

in Building &
Surveying

12th

in
Architecture

13th

in Town
Planning

14th

in
Radiography

17th

in
Physiotherapy

21st

in Medical-related
Subjects

24th

in Art &
Design

25th

in Creative Writing, Aeronautical
& Manufacturing Engineering

34th

in Civil
Engineering

35th

in
Education

Top-up

Accepts Entry to Year 2-3
from Sub-Degrees

Pathway Programmes: Loughborough (10), Southampton (17), Reading (34), Aston, Birmingham (38), etc

Pathway Programmes: Loughborough (10), Southampton (17), Reading (34), Aston, Birmingham (38), etc

Type: In-Person Recruitment Day (Pathway Programmes)
Target: F.5 or above
Location: British United / Attend Virtually
University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Year One
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Undergraduate Postgraduate

Pathway programmes provided by ONCAMPUS can lead to undergraduate degrees in colleges of University of London as well as modern universities such as Coventry! University Pathway Programmes (Foundation & International Year One) are one-year programmes that allow students to progress onto year 1 and year 2 of an undergraduate programme in the UK. Many of these programmes are taught in dedicated teaching centres within university campuses and provide “guaranteed progression” to an undergraduate degree upon achieving the required grades in internal exams and coursework assessment.

University (UK Rank) University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Year One
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Undergraduate
Loughborough (10)
Southampton (17)
Royal Holloway (29)
Reading (34)
Aston, Birmingham (38)
Queen Mary (46)
Hull (67)
St George’s, University of London (79)
Sunderland (93)
Goldsmiths (96)
Central Lancashire (111)
London South Bank (116)
Birkbeck, University of London
Courtauld Institute of Art
Royal Veterinary College

Loughborough University (10)

Ranked the 212th globally (QS 2024) and the 10th in the UK, Loughborough University is a university in the midland town of Loughborough, about 30 minutes from nearby cities like Leicester and Nottingham. Teaching and research quality are both outstanding, with 91% of researches being rated as “World Leading” and “Internationally Excellent” by Research Excellence Framework (2021). Sport Science, Sociology, Geography & Environmental Sciences, Architecture, Design (Product Design, Industrial Design, Fashion, etc), Media & Communication, Building & Surveying, Engineering are all its strong areas. Loughborough University is ranked the world’s number one for Sport Science for six consecutive years (QS 2017-2023). The University would have ranked within the top 25 in the Tokyo Olympics 2022, if medal count is calculated on its own. It’s also one of two British Swimming National Centres, where some of Britain’s best swimmers train!

212th

in World University
Ranking (QS 2024)

10th

in UK University
Ranking

Sports

the 1th in the World
for Sports
(QS 2023)

Design

the 32nd in the World
for Art & Design
(QS 2023)

1st

in
Architecture

2nd

in Media &
Communication

3rd

in Art & Design, Building &
Surveying, Sports Science

6th

in Bioengineering, Town Planning,
Criminology, Materials Technology

8th

in Geography,
Sociology

University of Southampton (17)

Ranked the 81st in the world (QS 2024) and the 17th in the UK, University of Southampton is a Russell Group research-led university in the port city of Southampton in the south of England. University of Southampton is well recognized for its researches and teaching in Computer Science, Engineering, Music, Physiotherapy and other medical-related subjects. Computer Science is one of its strongest, where Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Worldwide Web, is a professor. The department is also recognized as one of the 19 Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research by the UK Government. The University is gradually introducing Major/Minor degree options in some programmes, to enable students to concentrate on a subject area as the major subject, while broadening knowledge with a Minor subject. Notable alumni include world-renowned musician Brian Eno as well as Grenville Cross the former Director of Public Prosecutions of Hong Kong.

81st

in World University
Ranking (QS 2024)

17th

in UK University
Ranking

Earth & Marine Sciences

the 39th in the World
for Earth & Marine Sciences
(QS 2023)

3rd

in
Physiotherapy

4th

in Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering, Criminology,
Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

5th

in Social Policy,
Computer Science

6th

in
Philosophy

9th

in
Geography

10th

in Chemistry,
Civil Engineering

13th

in Media &
Communication

17th

in Accounting & Finance,
Education, English, Linguistics

20th

in
Mathematics

21st

in Sociology,
Medical-related Subjects

University of Reading (34)

University of Reading is ranked the 169th globally (QS 2024) and the 34th in the UK. Its business school (Hanley Business School) comes 35th in the European Business School Ranking (FT 2022). The University offers collaborative Accounting degrees with PwC – one of the Big 4 accounting firms in the world. Entry requirement is high, but students from the programmes will enjoy guaranteed work placements with PwC, and if they achieve a 2:1 and impress on their work placements they will be likely to be offered a permanent job with PwC – which is a very valuable option for students who aspire to become an accountant, especially those who want to pursue a career in the UK after graduation! In addition to applying directly for year one, students can now progress onto the degree via a university foundation.

Building & Surveying, Film Studies, Design and Meteorology are also among the university’s most reputable disciplines. Not only is University of Reading the first UK university to offer Typography and Film Studies, its master’s programmes in Typography are considered one of the best in the world. Many contemporary font designs of our age are created by graduates from University of Reading – these include Calibri (created by Luc(as) de Groot), Comic Sans (created by Vincent Connare) and many more!

169th

in World University
Ranking (QS 2024)

34th

in UK University
Ranking

35th

in European Business
School Ranking (FT 2022)

PwC Accounting Degrees in Collaboration with PwC

Students will enjoy guaranteed work placements with PwC. If they achieve a 2:1 and impress
on their work placements they will be likely to be offered a permanent job with PwC

4th

in Property
Management

6th

in Building
& Surveying

7th

in Food
Science

9th

in
Bioengineering

12th

in Art &
Design

18th

in
Linguistics

20th

in Business
Studies

23rd

in Accounting
& Finance

Typography

Many contemporary font designs of our age are created by graduates
from University of Reading – these include Calibri and Comic Sans

Aston University, Birmingham (38)

Aston University, Birmingham is reputable for Business, Technology, Building & Surverying, Pharmacy and Medical-Related subjects. It’s one of the few universities that offer Audiology and Optometry. In 2018/19, the University saw the opening of its Medical School, further enhancing its provision in the area of medicine and allied professions. The University believes that work placement is key to improve graduates’ employability. Today all courses in Aston University come with a placement year or a placement module, allowing students to spend weeks or up to a year in paid work placement. These effort mean that 70% of students at Aston University are doing a year-long work placement as part of their undergraduate degrees!

Widely recognized for its efforts in improving graduate employability and its teaching quality, Aston University is named University of the Year Runner Up for Graduate Employment by Sunday Times in 2024 and awarded the highest “Gold” rating in the UK government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2023).

The reputable Aston Business School – the most popular faculty in Aston University – makes up near half of the whole student population. Not only is it one of the few business schools that are triple accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS, Aston Business School is also regarded as a top 100 business school in the world by QS World University Rankings (2021) and a top 100 business school in Europe by Financial Times (2020). Its MBA is also rated as the top 100 MBA programmes in the world by the Economist (2021).

25th

in UK University
Ranking (Guardian 2024)

38th

in UK University
Ranking

Business Analytics

With a strong focus on business technology and data analytics, offering specialist
analytics and big data courses in undergraduate and postgraduate level

Optometry

One of the few Universities that
Offer Audiology and Optometry

16th

in Aeronautical &
Manufacturing Engineering

18th

in Bioengineering, Chemical
Engineering, General Engineering

19th

in Building
& Surveying

23rd

in
Politics

27th

in Civil
Engineering

28th

in
Law

33rd

in
Psychology

34th

in Accounting
& Finance

36th

in Sociology, Electrical
& Electronic Engineering

University of Hull (67)

Located in the north west of England and about one hour away from York, University of Hull is reputable for Politics and International Relations, as well as Law! The University has educated numerous British politicians and members of parliament. Christine Loh, Hong Kong’s former Under Secretary for the Environment, is also a law degree graduate of University of Hull. The University has an internship programme with the UK Parliament that has 25 years of history. Students from Law, Politics and International Relations will have the option to undertake a year-long placement in Westminster. Lord Norton, Professor in the School of Law and Politics, has been described as the UK’s greatest living expert on Parliament!

Medicine, Nursing and other allied health professions are other strong areas of University of Hull. Its Hull York Medical School is a joint-venture with University of York, while its Social Work and Nursing are ranked the 25th and the 27th in the UK respectively – both of which now accept applications from international students!

Westminster Placement

An internship programme with the UK Parliament that has 25 years of history! Students from Law,
Politics & International Relations will have the option to undertake a year-long placement in Westminster.

67th

in UK University
Ranking

5th

in American
Studies

18th

in
Geology

19th

in Drama
& Dance

21st

in
Criminology

25th

in Social
Work

26th

in
English

27th

in
Nursing

28th

in
Economics

30th

in
Sociology

ONCAMPUS London: University of London International Foundation Programme

University of London International Foundation Programme

ONCAMPUS London delivers the University of London International Foundation Programme in their designated study centre in Birkbeck, University of London. The Programme provides a more challenging curriculum that comes with more diverse progression routes for students aspiring to top universities. With specially written study materials by University of London, students will study four academic subjects (normally students study three subjects in a foundation programme) alongside English language and personal development programmes – a total of 28 teaching hours per week. Upon completion, students will be eligible to apply to a range of UK universities, including top universities such as London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), Bristol, Durham, Manchester, Nottingham and more!

University of London International Foundation Programme

Pathway Programmes: Swansea (41), Portsmouth (65), Hertfordshire (95), Birmingham City (110), etc

Pathway Programmes: Swansea (41), Portsmouth (65), Hertfordshire (95), Birmingham City (110), etc

Type: In-Person Recruitment Day (Pathway Programmes)
Target: F.5 or above
Location: British United / Attend Virtually
University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Year One
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Undergraduate Postgraduate

University Pathway Programmes (Foundation & International Year One) are one-year programmes that allow students to progress onto year 1 and year 2 of an undergraduate programme in the UK. Many of these programmes are taught in dedicated teaching centres within university campuses and provide “guaranteed progression” to an undergraduate degree upon achieving the required grades in internal exams and coursework assessment.

University (UK Rank) University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Year One
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Undergraduate
Swansea (41)
Robert Gordon (62)
Portsmouth (65)
Keele (68)
Plymouth (70)
Hertfordshire (95)
Birmingham City (110)
Anglia Ruskin (115)
Brunel (119)
Northampton (128)
University Academy 92 (UA92)

Swansea University (41)

With hugely improved student satisfaction and graduate prospect, Swansea University in 2019 broke into the top 30 for the first time in UK university ranking, becoming the top university in Wales! Traditionally the School of Engineering is the most celebrated school in Swansea University. In the latest research assessment exercise (REF 2021), 90% of researches in engineering were rated as “World Leading” and “Internationally Excellent”. In subject rankings, Materials Technology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering are all ranked within top 20 in the UK – reflecting outstanding performance in both teaching and scientific researches.

41st

in UK University
Ranking

Mechanical Engineering

the 96th in the World
for Mechanical Engineering
(QS 2023)

5th

in
Medicine

8th

in American Studies,
Materials Technology

9th

in Medical-related
Subjects

10th

in Nursing,
Linguistics

11th

in Media &
Communication

17th

in Chemical
Engineering

18th

in
Sociology

19th

in Criminology,
Bioengineering

20th

in Civil Engineering, Aeronautical
& Manufacturing Engineering

28th

in Mechanical
Engineering

University of Portsmouth (65)

University of Portsmouth is located in the port city of Portsmouth in the South of England. Like many universities which were formerly polytechnics, enhancing graduate’s employability is key to a Portsmouth’s education! It’s rated by the Economist as the Top University for Boosting Graduate Salaries in 2017, reflecting the trend that graduates of University of Portsmouth outperform expectation made based on their background, qualifications and subjects – truly unlocking their real potential!

The University has good reputation in Medical-related subjects, educating over 600 medical professionals every year (including Pharmacists, Dental Hygienists, Medical Technologists and Radiographers). Starting from 2024/25, King’s College London and University of Portsmouth will together deliver a four-year Graduate-Entry Medicine degree (currently only open to home students). Delivered in King’s College London branch campus at University of Portsmouth, graduates will be awarded a medical degree from King’s College London.

The Faculty of Creative & Cultural Industries of University of Portsmouth is also a very established school for creative subjects. In addition to traditional Art & Design subjects such as Graphic Design, Fashion, Film and Media Production, the Faculty is also an early advocate of New Media, having introduced long ago a range of new media courses such as Creative Media Technologies, Computer Animation, VFX, Games Design & Technology and Virtual & Augmented Reality. Many of these courses are recognized by respective industry associations, such as JAMES (Joint Audio Media Education Services) and TIGA (The Independent Game Developers’ Association) – it’s one of the 14 TIGA-accredited universities in the UK. Its BA (Hons) Journalism has recognized as the best undergraduate Journalism course by NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) for two consecutive years (2017/18 & 2018/19)!

65th

in UK University
Ranking

Creative Media

Offers New Media courses like Creative Media Technologies, Computer
Animation, VFX, Games Design & Technology, Virtual & Augmented Reality

3rd

in Film &
Photography (Guardian 2024)

10th

in Animation & Game
Design (Guardian 2024)

11th

in
Radiography

12th

in Information
Systems

16th

in Graphic
Design (Guardian 2024)

17th

in Anatomy
& Physiology

23rd

in Building
& Surveying

24th

in Art &
Design

26th

in Physics
& Astronomy

27th

in Geology,
Sports Science

Top-up

Entry to Year 2-3 from
Graduates of Sub-Degrees

University of Hertfordshire (95)

Based in Hatfield, the historic centre of British aviation manufacturing, the Faculty of Engineering provides a wide range of options in the area which include Aerospace Engineering, Aerospace Technology, etc. Some of these incorporate Pilot studies programmes that offer as many as 400 hours of flying practices, enabling students to qualify for the National Private Pilot’s License when they graduate. Alumni of University of Hertfordshire are widely employed by leading manufacturers in the field such as BAE Systems (one of the world’s largest defense and aerospace manufacturer), Rolls-Royce (the world’s second largest airplance engine manufacturer) and include Frank Ogilvie the deputy chief designer of the Airbus A380.

In Creative Arts, University of Hertfordshire was named the 28th best Creative Media & Entertainment School in the world by the Rookies (an international award for new creative talents). The University is also ranked among the best art schools for 2D Animation, Game Design & Development, as well as Concept Art & Illustration. Students of the School of Creative Arts are offered a wide range of options that include Animation, Digital Media Arts, Special Effects, Music Technology, as well as other more common options such as Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Photography and more!

Creative Media

the 28th in the World
for Creative Media
(The Rookies 2023)

Pilot Studies

Offers as many as 400 hours of flying practices, enabling students
to qualify for the National Private Pilot’s License when they graduate

10th

in Food
Science

13th

in Social
Work

15th

in
Radiography

26th

in
Physiotherapy

35th

in
Nursing

38th

in Aeronautical &
Manufacturing Engineering

40th

in Sports
Science

Top-up

Entry to Year 2-3 from
Graduates of Sub-Degrees

Anglia Ruskin University (115)

With main campuses in the city of Cambridge and the town of Chelmsford (just 30 minutes from Cambridge by train), Anglia Ruskin University is a former polytechnic that was granted full university status in 1992. First established as an art school, it has a history that can be traced back to 1858. Anglia Ruskin University has broken into the world’s best 350 universities for many years (THE 2016-2023), and in 2018/19 also established its own medical school, building on its successful health and social care courses! In terms of programme choices, Optometry, Nursing, Art & Design, Sport Sciences, Surveying are among the more popular by Hong Kong and Asian students.

Optometry

A recognized qualification of
Optometrists Board of HK

9th

in Information
Systems

12th

in Social
Work

18th

in Building
& Surveying

23rd

in Creative
Writing

26th

in Animal Science,
Hospitality & Tourism

29th

in Archaeology &
Forensic Science

32nd

in
Education

43rd

in
Architecture

Brunel University London (119)

Located in the suburb of London and just about half an hour away from Heathrow Airport, Brunel University London is a technological university with a strong focus on graduate employability. Many of Brunel’s programmes are sandwich programmes with the option of a year-long full-time work placement. The University is strong in areas such as Physiotherapy, Creative Writing, as well as Industrial Design and Digital Design. Its Industrial Design has educated heads of design in Logitech, Virgin Atlantic, Dyson and many leading companies. Taught by awarded British contemporary writers such as Benjamin Zephaniah (Britain’s top 50 post-war writers in 2008 by The Times) and Will Self – Creative Writing offers a joint-degree with Games Design, in addition to its more conventional single-honour provision. Ranked within the world’s top 100, Brunel Design School offers wide-ranging programmes in Digital Design, which is an excellent option for aspiring new media creator.

Industrial & Digital Design

World’s Top 100 for
Art & Design
(QS 2022)

16th

in General
Engineering

17th

in
Anthropology

20th

in Creative
Writing

23rd

in Animation & Games
Design (Guardian 2024)

26th

in
Education

29th

in Physiotherapy, Aeronautical
& Manufacturing Engineering

36th

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UK University & Pathways Seminar

UK University & Pathways Seminar

Type: In-Person Seminar
Target: F.4 or above
Location: British United / Attend Virtually

Undergraduate Year One in Top 30 UK universities normally require 544 to 555 in HKDSE, with subject-specific requirement depending on your choices of programmes. If students fall short of such requirement, they can progress through International Year One or University Foundation Courses. These programmes accept entry at 433 to 222 in HKDSE and enable qualified students to progress onto Year 2 and Year 1 of an undergraduate programme in Top 30 UK universities respectively. Students aiming for top universities and highly-competitive subjects such as medicine and actuarial sciences, however, will benefit from the 1-Year A-levels which also allows them to apply to universities in Hong Kong through the Non-Jupas route.

In the seminar, our education consultants will introduce these four options for HKDSE students. Content includes university options, subject options, entry requirements, plus the procedures and important dates of UCAS.

Content Highlights

  • How does UCAS work? What are the important dates?
  • How to make best use of the five application quotas in your UCAS application?
  • Is it possible to have the sixth and the seventh quota?
  • Tips on writing a winning personal statement.
  • English Requirements and Different Types of IELTS: What’s IELTS for UKVI (Academic)?
  • Options of university and academic disciplines in pathway programmes.
  • University Foundation Courses that accept applications from F.5 students.
  • The option of One-Year A-levels and a brief analysis of Non-Jupas admission data.
Boarding School Seminar

Boarding School Seminar

Type: In-Person Seminar
Target: Primary & Secondary School Students in Hong Kong and the UK
Location: British United / Attend Virtually

What’s so good about studying in the UK? In addition to small class-size, excellent provision of facilities and more flexible teaching methods, what makes the As in UK student’s report cards? What options do Hong Kong students have, to continue their studies in the UK? What makes up the best preparation for progression to the finest universities? How does British boarding school experience benefit students when they apply to universities in Hong Kong? In the seminar, our education consultants will answer all these questions by sharing their own experience in the UK. The seminar is suitable for parents of primary and secondary school students and students themselves, who are interested in studying in the UK.

Content Highlights

  • The Education Systems: In what circumstances can Hong Kong students progress to the next year group in the UK? In which year groups does it offer more school options?
  • The Boarding School Life: What time is lights out time? What weekend activities are available for boarders? What are these unique school holidays in boarding schools?
  • The Public Exams: How do GCSE and A-levels subject choices affect your options in university? What subject combination may bring extra advantages to Hong Kong students?
  • A brief analysis of Non-Jupas admission data
  • Factors to consider when applying to boarding school as a day student
  • The Application Procedures: What should you consider when selecting a boarding school? What criteria are used when boarding schools select students?
  • Is it necessary to sit boarding school entrance exams (such as BUSSATs & UKiSet) in advance?

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Official Test Centre of Boarding School Entrance Tests

We’re the official test centre of boarding school entrance tests BUSSATs and UKiSet. While BUSSATs and UKiSet are currently now one of the entry requirements of some boarding schools, completing the test doesn’t guarantee exemption from a school’s entrance test. Our education consultants will advise you on whether it’s necessary to take the test.

BUSSATs Hong Kong Test Centre
UKiSet Hong Kong Test Centre
UK Postgraduate Education Seminar ( + Shortage Occupation Overview)

UK Postgraduate Education Seminar ( + Shortage Occupation Overview)

Type: In-Person Seminar
Target: University Graduates and Working Adults
Location: British United / Attend Virtually

A few years into working adult’s life, as graduates start to understand themselves and the society in general better, personal ambition and career goals tend to shift and it’s a common point in life where working adults consider a postgraduate education.

Graduates intending to stay within their industries normally go for a Taught Postgraduate programme, where they’d deepen their professional knowledge and obtain a higher academic qualification. As a UK postgraduate degree normally takes just a year to complete, it’s always been a very popular option – especially when it comes with worldwide recognition!

Looking for a career change? Postgraduate (Conversion) may help open door to a range of professional careers! These programmes allow students to obtain professional qualifications for Physiotherapy, Nursing, Surveying and many other disciplines within one to two years. What’s more? Many of these professions that come with Postgraduate (Conversion) programmes are also shortage occupations in the UK, with very solid graduate prospect – best suited for students with plans to relocate, and simply like to stay and work in the UK after graduation!

In the Seminar, our education consultants will provide an overview of the Taught Postgraduate, Postgraduate (Conversion) and Pre Master’s programmes available in the UK. We will cover things like course structure, professional qualifications, tuition & other expanses, entry requirements and application procedures. We will also explore the shortage occupations together – you may be interested to know that currently many skilled occupations are in a labour shortage, including nurses, physiotherapists, biological scientists, graphic designers, engineers, web designers, information technology and software professionals and many others!

Content Highlights

  • Application Guidelines for Postgraduate (Conversion): Which subjects are the toughest to apply? What does it really mean when entry requirements ask for “qualifications and work experience in a related discipline”?
  • How do non-science students apply for Physiotherapy and other healthcare related prorgammes?
  • English Requirements and Different Types of IELTS: What’s IELTS for UKVI (Academic)? Under what circumstances may applicants be exempted from English language requirements?
  • When academic or language ability fall short, how do universities determine whether the applicant needs to study a 3-month, 6-month or a year-long Pre Master’s programme?
  • Employment in the UK: Graduates can stay and work in the UK with the BN(O) visa, Post-Study Work visa, or the Youth Mobility visa. What limitation do these different types of visas have?
  • Shortage Occupation: You may be interested to know that currently many skilled occupations are in a labour shortage in the UK, including nurses, physiotherapists, biological scientists, graphic designers, engineers, web designers, information technology and software professionals and many others!

Disciplines that Offer Postgraduate (Conversion)

  • Computer Sciences (Course duration: 1 year)
  • Landscape Architecture (Course duration: 2 years)
  • Law (Course duration: 1 year)
  • Medicine, Veterinary Medicine (Normally called Graduate-Entry programmes) (Course duration: 4-5 years)
  • Medical-related Subjects (such as Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, etc) (Course duration: 2 years)
  • Nursing (Course duration: 2 years)
  • Psychology (Course duration: 1 year)
  • Social Work (Course duration: 2 years)
  • Surveying (Course duration: 1 year)
  • Town Planning (Course duration: 1 year)


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