Education in the United Kingdom is regionalised with each of the countries of the United Kingdom having separate systems under separate governments. The UK education system consists of two distinct systems of courses and qualifications which are compatible with each other. One system is followed by England, Wales and Northern Ireland and the other is adopted by Scotland.
Higher education often begins with
Undergraduate degrees : Higher National Certificates/Diplomas and Foundation degrees These qualifications allow students to progress to the 2nd or 3rd year of an undergraduate degree based on their results.
Bachelor’s : 3 years degree in except for Scotland where the degrees are 4 years.
Postgraduate degrees: Postgraduate certificate and Postgraduate diploma range between 9-12 months Master’s : 1 year either taught or by research, Doctorate, a research degree that usually takes at least three years.