Comparing The Uk Higher Education System Essay

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COMPARE AND CONTRAST THE UK HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM WITH THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM.
This essay is to compare and contrast the higher education systems of the U.K. and the USA.Focus will be in the areas of University organisation(student learning), Cost of studies and Academic Year.. World bank statistics shows the U.K covers area of approximately 241930 square kilometre comprising Great Britain, Scotland and parts of Northern Ireland with GDP ( $44,110) and a population of over 65,004,168. USA covers approximate area of 3.8ml square miles bordering Canada and considered third largest continent in the world and with a population of over 320million and GDP( $55,904).(World bank 2015).

There are differences and similarities in the way the UK and US universities are organised and structured. Both university systems seems to be structured around student learning which forms the true guide to the institutional activities. Major similarities of UK and US universities is in their efforts to provide world class education. In the UK many universities are made up of colleges dedicated to subject matters. Compared to the US where you have to apply to the larger university and for the first year or more, you take courses from variety of fields. Furthermore, in the UK teaching of degree subjects is quite narrow and specialised whereas in the US it is much broader. This is evidence in the length of times involved in degree studies which varies between the UK…

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