Applicants should find out all they can about UK universities and the availability of their chosen programme of study or research since facilities vary from one institution to another.
The Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) provides quality ratings for research across all disciplines. Panels use a standard scale to award ratings for each submission. Ratings range from 1 to 4* (4* being the highest grades) according to how much of the work is judged to reach national or international levels of excellence. For further information on this exercise and the grading please go to Research Assessment Exercise 2008 or the Times Higher Education Supplement RAE 2008 results.
There are various organisations offering free information on British universities, choosing a postgraduate course, as well as advice on studying in the UK. Please use the below links for your reference.
The Complete University Guide
The Guardian’s University Guide
Department for Business Innovation and Skill
General information for international students in the UK and specific advice on financial support:
For information on Commonwealth Scholarships for Commonwealth citizens to study in the UK, visit the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK website.
For information on Commonwealth Scholarships for Commonwealth citizens to study in countries other than the UK, visit the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan website.
For information on Marshall Scholarships for US citizens to study in the UK, visit the Marshall Scholarships website.