Christmas and New Year Holiday Notice
We'll be closed from 24th December 2020 to 5th January 2021 including. Reopen on Wednesday, 6th January 2021.
All enquiries and bookings received during the holidays will be processed on or after the 6th January.
Students will continue to have access to their course platforms as usual but there will be no live lessons and tests will be marked in five days.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Stay safe! Study and work from home!
Certificates- paper copies
As of today, until the end of this year (2020) we are temporarily suspending all outgoing mail, including certificates due to the impact of COVID-19 on services. As a temporary measure, we'll be emailing electronic copies of certificates to students. We'll review the situation again in January 2021.
Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Stay safe, study and work from home.
SELT Test Centres
You can now book your SELT exam at the new centre in Preston, Lancashire.
*SELT- Secure English Language Test
See preparation courses
See all exam venues: https://www.esolcentre.uk/esol-qualification.html
By Dr Elizabeth Adey, Founder of Uni Direct
Here’s what you need to consider before making your choice…
Have you got passion for the subject?
You may think this is an obvious question, but there is a big difference between undergraduate and postgraduate study. Just because you successfully studied a particular subject area at Bachelor level, does not necessarily restrict what Master’s degree in the UK that you can choose to study. Having a clear idea about what you want at the end of the course, both in terms of employment and career options, are key factors you should consider when selecting a course that is both relevant and motivating. This is essential for keeping you engaged when it comes down to those long hours of study!
Have you got the commitment?
Many full time Master’s degree courses will require you to attend University from 9 am -5 pm five days a week. Those that have less contact hours will still expect between 6 and 7 hours of study per day. This takes real commitment. Part time courses could also be an option for you. These are offered across most Master’s degree programmes and although it will take longer to complete, it allows you to manage other commitments alongside your study which is often a more realistic option for mature students in particular.
Can you afford it?
Weighing up the investment against the long term gain of employability, career prospects and increased earning potential, can be a tricky calculation. Do your research thoroughly to study for a Master’s degree in the UK. Whilst a Master’s degree qualification does increase starting salaries, some industries fair significantly better than others. It is worth spending the time looking into this now, so that you make the right choice for your career progression. The course fees also differ drastically according to subject and institution. Loans of up to £10,609 to help towards living costs and course fees are available from the UK government and some European governments also offer their own loans. More information on UK loans is available here: https://www.gov.uk/funding-for-postgraduate-study
When to apply for Masters and what are the entry requirements?
There are no hard and fast rules about when to apply for a Master’s degree in the UK. Unlike the strict deadlines for undergraduate applications, you can apply for Master’s degree programmes directly throughout the year. Naturally, some courses are more competitive than others, so the earlier you apply, the greater the chance of securing the place that you want. Most entry requirements are 2:1, although some courses will consider students with a 2.2. Industry experience is always valued. If you are lacking the academic level asked for, it is always worth getting in contact with us to discuss this . There are also options available to study for a Master’s degree in the UK without an Honours year.
This is to inform everyone that our services will not be disrupted in any way as a result of the Covid 19 quarantine and the online ESOL courses and live lessons continue as usual.
If any of our students experience any difficulty with access, attendance, health issues or anything else, please let your tutors know via tutor messaging platforms.
Course deadlines can be extended where necessary.
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