Postgraduate programs in places like the UK are much more varied and unique than many of the options available here in Canada. Our Canadian agency, Barclay Educational Services is still accepting applications for the many openings which are still available at a number of overseas institutions for a Sept 2019 start! There are countless possibilities in every Faculty from Arts and Humanities to Science and Medicine. In addition, because overseas universities tend to focus more on core content rather than spending time on electives, most times it is possible for students to complete a postgraduate degree to earn an MA or MSc degree in just one year. This means rather than spending another year sitting in class, overseas students are able to have completed their degree and most likely have started working during the second year. That makes the option of attending classes overseas very cost effective since one year of living and studying in Europe is usually no more expensive than the cost of two years of postgraduate study in Canada.
But there are other advantages as well. Travel is one of them. Once students are in the UK for example, many spend weekends and holidays traveling with classmates to Spain, Italy, France and other beautiful countries. Travel is inexpensive since trains and commuter flights are widely available at a reasonable cost. Also, there is the added experience of gaining an international education which is highly valued in this increasingly global workplace and economy.
Many of the alumni who return from overseas studies report that they were told by employers the reason they were hired was due to their international studies. Employers are confident that these students can work with people and cultures all over the world. In addition, employers know that these students have the ability to navigate life on their own and make sound decisions. All of this adds up to strongly distinguish candidates who are educated internationally from others who may be similarly competing for positions. Watch the video below of one of our students who recently returned from studying in the UK.
Would you like to join the next group of students embarking on an exciting year of overseas postgraduate studies in the fall of 2019? We at Barclay Educational work with more than 25 partner schools who have excellent reputations in the academic world. Academic qualifications and skills are all highly transferable to working back home in Canada. Contact us for more information on schools and programs. As a recognized Canadian agent of these universities, our help is free to students. The universities pay our fee. For info: email JSB@barclayedu.com for details.