UK schools

<p>Hi guys,</p>

<p>I'm probably going to start my applications for graduate schools within a year.</p>

<p>I'm not a US citizen and I think getting an amount fo financial aid that will enable me to go school there will be nearly impossible...Even if I got half of my tuition covered, I would still have to take up huge loans and being a journalism major, I don't know if that's prudent. I do, however, have an EU passport, which makes the UK a good alternative.</p>

<p>The thing is, I don't really know what UK schools look for when it comes to graduate school admissions. Is there a standarized test equivalent to the GRE? I've read that some courses base admission on research papers you've turned in throughout college, but what if my college education took place in a language other than English (Spanish, in my case)? </p>

<p>Also, could you give me names of schools that I could look into? I'm interested in a Master's degree in the fields of English or Journalism (ideally, a combination of the two). I really don't care about the school's name or how many Nobel prizes teach there. I just want a strong program. </p>

P.S. Does anybody know if there's a website like college confidential specialized in UK universities?</p>

<p>They look at your greades aminly and your statement of purpose. There are no tests except for a few programs (mainly business) that require the gmat. City university in London has a good undergraduate jornalism program. Not sure about the graduate though.</p>

<p>There is a similar board for UK schools....I'm sure there are several, but I have used this one in the past:</p>

<p>actually, I'll PM you...I didn't know the link would be blocked. :(</p>

<p>Is anyone considering University College London for anthro? Just thought I'd ask...</p>

<p>I was wondering if anyone knows how life science degrees and business degrees at Cambridge would be viewed here in the USA in terms of jobs and name recognition.</p>

<p>i dont know about business, but life science degrees at cambridge are very well regarded in the US. MRC at cambridge is a very prestigious program, and has produced numerous great scientists. one thing about cambridge's life science is that they offer doctor of science instead of phd, and they rush you through to graduate in 3 years instead of the standard 5 years, so you have little time to explore your field and have to start working right away.</p>

<p>^^^ Would second that and emphasize that Cambridge is regarded very highly in nearly all science categories here. </p>

<p>And it's possibly the most idyllic environment for college or grad school that I have ever encountered...</p>