Equine Studies | Centenary University ™
The equine industry is as diverse and interesting as the incredible animals you will work with in our program.
Centenary University’s Bachelor of Science in Equine Studies will provide you with a comprehensive background in the care and management of horses. As an Equine Studies major, you will have the opportunity to choose from one or more of the following degrees:
- Equine Studies
- Equine Studies: Equestrian Media and Public Relations
- Equine Studies: Equine Business Management
- Equine Studies: Equine Training & Instruction
- Equine Science
- Animal Health (Equine Pre-Vet Track)
- Equine Studies Minor in conjunction with a Bachelor of Science Degree
You take the same introductory level courses during your freshman year and choose a degree during sophomore year. The Equine Studies curriculum covers topics including:
- riding theory and training concepts
- facility design and management
- equine systems and disorders
- equine business management.
Our equine faculty consists of veterinarians, USEF judges and stewards, equine nutritionists, course designers, show managers, attorneys, trainers, and a PATH Advanced Instructor. Many hold advanced degrees in science, business, or education.
Centenary’s nationally recognized Equestrian Center offers both academic classes and riding instruction. Located on 65 acres of picturesque, preserved farmland, the Equine Center is about seven miles from our main campus.
The Equine Studies Department regularly hosts Zoom discussions for prospective students of both the Equine Studies and Animal Health programs, two of these discussions have recently been recorded for your viewing convenience. Just click on the following links to watch!
Conversations with Equine Faculty | January 12, 2021
Conversations with Animal Health Faculty | January 21, 2021
A Career with Horses
In addition to its strong academic foundation, Centenary’s Equine Studies program places an emphasis on real-world experiences. Internships are available at breeding and training stables, veterinary practices and clinics, therapeutic riding programs, equine publications, pharmaceutical companies, public relations and marketing firms, and lesson facilities.
Our graduates routinely find employment with top equestrian centers and equine organizations in the United States and beyond. In recent years, graduates have gone on to work at organizations including Spruce Meadows, Zoetis, CWD, Devocoux, Horse Flight, Brook Ledge, The Los Angeles Equestrian Center, Breyer, Smart Pak, B.W. Furlong and Associates, and beyond.
You’ll find our Equine Studies majors working in positions ranging across the equine industry including the following:
A Program for All
Centenary’s Equine Studies program offers a number of opportunities for your varied needs and interests:
- A 16-credit Equine Studies minor covering topics including:
- Equine health
- Centenary is an approved training center for the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International
- 10 credit elective that leads to PATH International therapeutic riding instructor certification
- Riding classes for Non- equine students
- The opportunity to board a horse at the Equestrian Center
Associate of Science (A. S.) in Equine Studies
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Equine Studies
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Equestrian Media and Public Relations
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Equine Business Management
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Equine Training & Instruction
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Equine Science
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Animal Health (Pre-Vet Track)
Internships & Jobs
Our students are often placed in unique learning opportunities through our internship program. The following is a list of the more popular internships offered.
Breyer Model Horses
B.W. Furlong and Associates
Chronicle of the Horse
Kentucky Equine Management
Phelps Media Group
United States Equestrian Federation (USEF)
United States Equestrian Team (USET)
Many other organizations, Hunter/Jumper professionals, and Dressage professionals.
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Political Science and Government
Research and Experimental Psychology
Social Work and Youth Services
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About Centenary University
Founded in 1867, Centenary University is a Private college. Located in Hackettstown, which is a city setting in New Jersey, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 1,518 full time undergraduate students, and 685 full time graduate students.
Campus TopicsHow politically active are students?
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There’s nothing we won’t protest”Are there intellectual conversations?
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There’s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”Is the arts culture a priority?
“It’s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We’re a very artistic group”Do you feel safe on campus?
“I’m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I’m going”
“I feel extremely safe”What’s the sports culture like?
“We don’t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We live for the big game”How accessible are your professors?
“They keep regular office hours”
“They’re always available”How important is fraternity/sorority life?
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It’s everything. If you’re not greek, you’re a geek”Do students drink alcohol?
“We’re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it’s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There’s some drinking happening every night”Do students do drugs?
“Never, we’re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There’s a huge drug scene”
Admissions Requirements for Centenary University
Admissions at Centenary University are considered Less Selective, with 87% of all applicants being admitted. In the 2017/2018 school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 24% of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling. 69% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 30% were in the top quarter, and 14% were in the top tenth.
The application fee is $30 and you can apply online.
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The total cost to attend on campus is $44,244. Let’s break that cost down. Room and board will run $10,946 annually. Books and Supplies will cost another $1,200. And lastly, in state tuition and fees is $32,098. Additional cost elements for out of state students are as follows:
Cost Out of State$32,098
Tuition and fees(Out of state)$1,200
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
100% of students attending Centenary University receive some sort of financial aid. 46% were awarded federal grants. While 98% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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Centenary University – OYA School
$7,752 Average Financial Aid
Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $49,232
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
12% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application September 1
Forms to be submitted FAFSA
|Minimum Criteria||Cumulative High School GPA 3.8 or above|
|Requirement for maintenance||continuous full time enrollment and minimum standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)|
|Separate application needed||No|
|Minimum Criteria||Cumulative High School GPA 3. 3 – 3.79|
|Requirement for maintenance||continuous full time enrollment and minimum standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)|
|Separate application needed||No|
George Whitney Scholarship
|Minimum Criteria||Cumulative High School GPA 2.8 – 3.29|
|Requirement for maintenance||continuous full time enrollment and minimum standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)|
|Separate application needed||No|
Hackettstown Partnership Scholarship
|Total Worth||up to full tuition|
|Details||One student who will be graduating from Hackettstown High School in the current school year may be selected each year for the scholarship|
Comprehensive Group Scholarship
|Details||There are two awards offered within this scholarship: The first award is available to to an incoming freshman with a declared theater major. The second award is available to an incoming freshman with significant financial need.|
Two Centenary University students had articles published in professional media outlets
HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – Two Centenary University students recently had articles published in professional media outlets, a testament to the University’s strong emphasis on writing within Centenary’s core curriculum and beyond.
The students—sophomore Michaela Thiessen of Augusta, N.J., and junior Haylie Kerstetter of Coatsville, Penn.—both said Centenary’s core curriculum prepared them to accept invitations to write for the USA Field Hockey website and The Plaid Horse and Horse Nation, respectively.
“The ability to communicate, verbally and in writing, is critical to success in every career,” said Amy D’Olivo, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs at Centenary. In addition to incorporating writing within Centenary’s core curriculum and in major fields of study, the University now offers a Bachelor of Arts in Writing to prepare graduates for careers in journalism, public relations, marketing, and other fields that require effective communication skills. “Our core curriculum is rooted in the humanities, emphasizing practical skills that are sought-after by employers.”
A high school field hockey player, Thiessen chose to attend Centenary after the University re-instated its field hockey program. Once enrolled, she decided to major in film studies, with minors in dance and theatre. Thanks to Centenary’s extensive core curriculum, which emphasizes communication skills, Thiessen has formed strong bonds with several of the University’s English and writing professors, as well as those in her major field of study.
When USA Field Hockey sought a Centenary player to write about experiences with a first-year program, Thiessen jumped at the invitation. “First, I was excited. Then, I became a little nervous,” recalled Thiessen, adding that Centenary faculty have encouraged her to pursue several internship opportunities. “My professors are phenomenal. They’ve taught me that if you have talent, you can accomplish things you didn’t think you were qualified to do.”
Thiessen’s piece for US Field Hockey discusses what it’s like to be a student-athlete in a fledgling varsity program. A first-year leader at Centenary, she also plays on the lacrosse team and participates in Centenary Stage Company productions—on-stage and backstage, as well as working in the theatre box office and filming and editing the company’s productions. Read her US Field Hockey story.
Co-captain of Centenary’s hunter/jumper team and a member of the University’s IHSA team, Kerstetter is majoring in Equine Studies: Communications for the Equine Industry, with a minor in social media marketing. In September, she began an internship handling social media posts for clients at Meraki Creative Group.
At around the same time, she merged her love for horses with her interest in writing to begin pitching stories to The Plaid Horse and Horse Nation. To date, Kerstetter has published three articles: “Understanding Kissing Spines” and “Breaking Down the Prepurchase Exam,” both in The Plaid Horse, and “Why Everyone Should Compete at the Thoroughbred Makeover at Least Once” in Horse Nation.
“I chose Centenary because I believe this program is one of the best if you want to have a career in the equine industry,” said Kerstetter, who has also served as a volunteer with Centenary’s therapeutic riding program. “When I visited Centenary, I really loved the riding program and knew that I would be able to learn from it. Each of the professors in the Equine Studies Department has their own business and connections in the industry, so anytime students are looking for a job or internship, the professors are there to provide options almost immediately.”
Another Prestigious Ranking for Centenary University
Another Prestigious Ranking for Centenary University
High marks from Study. com add to national rankings earned earlier this fall from U.S. News &
World Report, WalletHub, and NJBIZ.
Hackettstown, N.J., Dec. 10, 2019—Centenary University can now add a national ranking from
Study.com to the growing list of prestigious college polls that have recognized Centenary for
overall excellence and specific programs this fall.
Centenary was the only New Jersey institution included in Study.com’s listing of the Best
Online Business Degree Programs, spotlighting 50 online programs across the nation. The
annual ranking recognizes universities for high quality business programs that are accessible
and affordable. Centenary was cited for its flexible online and blended programs for both
undergraduate and graduate students, including accounting and business administration
degrees with concentrations in areas such as data analytics, management, and social media
The recognition from Study.com is the fourth major accolade received by the University
this fall. Centenary was also recently cited in rankings by U.S. News & World Report, WalletHub,
“These rankings have reinforced the pride students and alumni feel for Centenary
University,” said Amy D’Olivo, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs. “It’s gratifying that so
many institutions are recognizing what we have known all along—Centenary offers outstanding
opportunities that propel our graduates to extraordinary career success.”
WalletHub, a leading personal finance website, named Centenary the sixth best among
the state’s colleges and universities. The website’s annual rankings determine the top-
performing schools at the lowest possible cost to undergraduates, considering data including
selectivity, student-faculty ratio, cost and financing, graduation rate, and career outcomes.
In addition, NJBIZ included Centenary among the top three MBA programs in the state,
based on the votes of readers. The University’s third place ranking reflects the excellence of its
MBA program and the high level of satisfaction of alumni and students.
Earlier this fall, U.S. News & World Report ranked Centenary 34th among Top
Performers on Social Mobility—Regional Universities North. New in 2020, this category
recognizes schools that are successful in advancing the social mobility of economically
challenged students through programs that support retention and, ultimately, lead to higher
graduation rates. Centenary placed sixth among the 11 New Jersey universities ranked in this
category. Centenary also climbed 23 places in U.S. News & World Report’s Best
Colleges—Regional Universities North category, placing 119 th overall and eighth in New Jersey.
ABOUT CENTENARY UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary
University’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career
orientation. This mix provides an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in
the increasingly global and interdependent world. The University’s main campus is located in
Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township. The Centenary
University School of Professional Studies offers degree programs at two locations, Parsippany
and Edison, as well as online and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey.
(Visited 101 times, 1 visits today)90,000 Universities in Europe
Types of European universities – choose which one is closer to you
Historically, several types of universities have developed in Europe. The type depends on what programs and infrastructure will be available and how your student and daily life will proceed.
Research and Applied. Research universities are large scientific, educational, economic and cultural centers, places where fundamental discoveries are made, innovations and life-changing technologies are created. They influence all spheres of social life and have a powerful infrastructure.
Universities of Applied Sciences train professionals oriented towards industry and all applied professions. Universities of this type also have a significant impact on culture and society, but they do not conduct fundamental research, do not participate in international rankings and, therefore, are often less known to applicants.
Urban and Campus. Most European universities are urban; their classrooms, laboratories and libraries are scattered throughout the city.The offer of student housing at such universities is limited, and students are forced to select options on their own.
Campus universities in Europe are usually located in small towns or rural areas. They are equipped with everything necessary for study, leisure, sports and permanent residence, although they are inferior in size to American campuses.
Colleges or faculties. Collegiate universities operate within the framework of self-governing colleges – special types of student communities.Here, students of different courses and specialties live side by side, communicate closely and support each other. Examples of collegiate universities are Oxford, Cambridge, York in England, the Universities of St Andrews and Glasgow in Scotland, and Trinity College in Ireland.
Universities organized by faculties or departments are significantly more numerous in Europe than collegiate ones. French, Dutch, German, Czech, Russian and many British students know how this type of university works. Examples are Parisian, Amsterdam, Charles, Liverpool, Manchester universities.
Western European universities, known and unknown
One of the criteria of university success that students are accustomed to is position in international rankings. Everybody knows the names of universities that are in the top from year to year. Oxford and Cambridge are the best in the rankings, but that doesn’t mean others aren’t worth your attention.
Moreover, not all Western European universities participate in the rankings. There may be several reasons for this:
- the university does not conduct fundamental research;
- the university conducts research, but publishes its results in English a little;
- the university does not teach at all educational levels or offers a limited set of programs at one of the levels.
It is important to remember that absence in international rankings is not a reason to abandon an educational institution. A good example is the Dutch universities of applied sciences. Their graduates are in demand by employers, while the names are almost unknown to foreign applicants.
Universities in Europe teaching in English
English is the language of international communication, which is studied by the majority of international students, therefore many universities in Europe outside the UK offer a wide range of English-language programs.
The list of universities in Europe with programs in English is presented on the pages of our search engine – just adjust the filter and start studying. On the pages of universities, you can not only get acquainted with important information about the university, but also directly contact its representative to clarify all your questions.90,000 History and Modernity of British Universities
The British are proud of their education system, claiming that it has served as a model for many countries around the world.And even a brief look at the history of its formation convinces: there really is a reason for pride. After all, what education has become in the UK today is the result of the work of many generations. Being the holder of the title of “university” has always meant a great honor and great responsibility for an educational institution. The political and economic situation changed, the scientific picture of the world and the weight of various disciplines in it, teaching methods and the necessary circle of knowledge of an educated person. The highest quality of education remained unchanged, and its most important task is to open new horizons for a person and direct him to realize his creative potential.Today, the UK offers an almost limitless choice of university programs, which allows each student to find subjects and methods that will be most interesting, effective and convenient for him. How was such power and variety possible? The history of the formation of higher educational institutions in any country shows its attitude to education. Let’s try to figure it out.
Oldest universities in England XII-XIV centuries.
There is probably no person in the whole world who is preparing to receive higher education and has not heard of the two oldest British universities – Oxford and Cambridge.”Oldest” and “first” in the UK are perhaps the most commonly used words in connection with them. This applies to everything – the first lectures and classes, university printing houses, museums and libraries. To the latter, however, the word “largest” is also added.
Oxford was founded around 1170, although historians claim that classes began much earlier. Cambridge – in 1210 In the Middle Ages, in addition to Latin, philosophy and theology, the required minimum of knowledge of an educated person consisted of seven sciences (“seven liberal arts”): rhetoric, logic, grammar, arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, music.Students left these universities ready for high ecclesiastical and secular positions, conducting theological debates, and legal service. Already in the XIII-XIV centuries, the first scholarships appeared.
Surprising fact – the oldest universities remained the only ones in England for more than six hundred years. It was they who laid the solid foundation and many traditions of British higher education. Both of these educational institutions have a similar management system, organization of the educational process and infrastructure, but the main thing that unites them is something intangible, their spirit of education and high quality standards of university education. Their commonality is emphasized by the word quite often used nowadays, formed by merging parts of the names of the oldest universities – Oxbridge (Oxbrige = Ox ford + Cam brige ).
The oldest universities in Scotland of the XV-XVI centuries.
In the UK, for historical reasons and traditions, there are two parallel systems of higher education that are comparable in quality, volume and awarded degrees: one operates in England and, with minor changes, in Wales and Northern Ireland, and a slightly different one in Scotland.Therefore, Scottish universities need to be discussed separately. Within the framework of this article, we will only mention the names of the first universities in Scotland by seniority: (University of) St. Andrews, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh.
Civil universities of the 18th-19th centuries.
In the 18th – 19th centuries, two very important processes took place – the transformation of Great Britain into a leading colonial power and the industrial revolution that was growing throughout the world. The main industries were concentrated in the northern regions of the country, and most of the civilian universities are located there.They grew out of medical and engineering colleges, which, having received a new status, became known as: (University of) Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Bristol, Manchester, Wales and Imperial College of London.
These educational institutions, in accordance with the needs of new times, trained civilian specialists – administrative workers, civil servants, lawyers, scientists, chemists and engineers. Their features are a centralized management system, teaching of natural and exact sciences and technical disciplines, a high degree of specialization and practice orientation, which allows acquiring deep professional knowledge and skills.Currently, all these universities have an excellent material base, high intellectual potential and carry out numerous scientific research.
New universities of the XX century.
After World War II, based on the demands of a growing population, higher education becomes a priority in UK domestic policy. During the second half of the 20th century, important reforms were carried out: secondary education in public schools became free, and higher education became available to the general population.This applied to ethnic minorities, children from disadvantaged families, and families with low incomes.
The post-war decade saw the second wave of civilian university openings. Then educational institutions that already had a solid history were given a new status. Among them: (University of) Nottingham, Southampton, Hull, Exeter, Leicester.
In 1957, the first Soviet satellite was launched into orbit, which forced the Western countries to reconsider once again the goals and objectives that the education system should solve.Six years later, in 1963, a report by the Committee on Higher Education, chaired by Lord Robbins, was published in the UK, one of the conclusions of which was the need to increase the number of educational institutions teaching technical specialties and social studies as soon as possible.
In the 60s – 70s a number of universities started their work from scratch. In addition to scientific and technical specialties, they began teaching disciplines related to the study of man and society: psychology, sociology, political science, linguistics.New universities include: (University of) Sussex, York, Essex, Lancaster, Kent, Warwick, Stirling, and UEA. In addition, medical, trade, engineering colleges, founded in the second half of the 19th century, received a new status and names: (University of) Aston, Bath, Bradford, Brunel, Loughborough, Salford, Strathclyde. These universities are more compact in size than traditional universities. While everything else is quite comparable: they are also internationally renowned, are active in research, pay close attention to ensuring the highest level of teaching and offer the most relevant curricula.
In the 20th century, the need for practitioners and new technologies grew at a rapid pace. And to meet these demands through the merger of the existing colleges, 30 more polytechnic institutes were formed. They offered programs similar to university ones, although they did not have the right to award higher education degrees. To control the quality of their work and award degrees, a special organization was created – CNAA (Council for National Academic Awards).And in 1992, a law was passed that allowed them to become full-fledged universities, thanks to which the total number of British universities almost doubled.
Other important initiatives in the 20th century include:
– Development of distance education offered by Open University;
– The emergence of colleges of higher education and professional institutes that can award higher education degrees;
– Growth in the number of educational institutions with private funding.
What about today?
The newest universities of the XXI century. From 2001 to 2008, another wave of applications from educational institutions applying for university status began in the UK. As a result of consideration of applications, 31 more universities were created. Many of them offer unique programs and equipment and are equipped with the latest technology. They are directed to the future, but their roots go back to the distant past. As we have seen, it is seldom any other way in Britain.
Today, effective management tools have been developed that have strengthened state control over the activities of universities, the content and quality of the education offered. This is a funding policy, which involves a regularly published assessment of their research activity by the RAE, and an annual National Students’ Survey, which allows each graduate to give their marks to the programs studied and to the educational institutions that offered them. The results of the National Survey, as well as detailed information about the results achieved by students during their studies, and about the work they received in the next six months, are publicly available on the UNISTATS Internet resource. A number of other measures were taken to make the entire education system as transparent as possible for society. Combine this with significant student motivation requirements, welcoming students from all over the world and global educational goals, formulated as “fostering worthy citizens, building an intellectual and cultural heritage” * – and you get the first idea of what education in the UK is. …
Based on the materials of the Association of University Administrators (AUA), UK.
* – Dr. Tony Rich, Academic Secretary of the University of Essex, presentation at the seminar “Introduction to Higher Education”, AUA, January 2009.90,000 German Universities: How It All Began | Study and work in Germany | DW
It is 1440 in the yard. At that time, the oldest university in Europe, the University of Bologna, was more than 300 years old. Charles University in Prague – it is he who is considered the first German university – is only 92 years old. The rest of the universities – in Vienna, Erfurt, Heidelberg, Cologne, Würzburg, Leipzig and Rostock – are even less.However, even then, students were trained according to a system reminiscent of the modern one.
A student is looking for a better place
If you were a university student in the Middle Ages, your classmate, without any doubt, would be a young man of 13-14 years old. Moreover, the university was attended not only by persons of blue blood. Children of peasants and artisans could find themselves behind the same bench, along with the offspring of wealthy merchants, nobles and officials.
By ethnicity, the audience was also very motley.The general principles of teaching and the single language of science – Latin – allowed students to choose any city they liked and change their place of study several times. “Often the reason for the change of university was the lower cost of tuition and housing. For example, Bologna was not as expensive for the student’s wallet as Cologne,” says archivist of the University of Cologne Andreas Freitäger.
An academic degree at the cost of an annual salary
Studying in the Middle Ages cost a lot of money.From the very beginning of their history, universities were independent from church and secular authorities, and they had to finance themselves on their own . Students paid a fee upon admission to the faculty and paid a separate fee for attending lectures (Hörgelder). But getting a degree was the biggest hit on the pocket. According to Andreas Freiteger, for admission to the final exam, students paid an amount comparable to the annual earnings of an ordinary citizen.
In medieval German universities, there were, as a rule, four faculties: the junior – the liberal arts (from the Latin word “ars” – “art”) and the senior – legal, medical and theological.The student became first a bachelor (baccalaureus artium), and then a master (magister artium). Graduates of the junior faculty had the right to teach at it. After graduating from one of the senior faculties and passing several qualifying exams, the degree of doctor (doctor) was awarded. It could take two or three years to complete a bachelor’s degree. In general, the term of study at the junior and senior faculties ranged from seven to ten years.
The University of Heidelberg is one of the oldest universities in Germany
The procedure for awarding an academic degree was distinguished by theatricality and pomp, its scenario was determined by the university charter.The higher the academic title, the greater the cost. Poor students could receive a so-called certificate of poverty (Armutszeugnis) and study free of charge before the first qualifying exam, but admission to the exam had to be paid. “Although the wealthy townspeople often provided scholarships to particularly talented students, more than half of the young people did not even reach a bachelor’s degree,” explains an archivist at the University of Cologne.
From dawn to dusk
In the Middle Ages, the curriculum was drawn up by the university administration. Classes began at sunrise (in the summer – at six in the morning, in the winter – at seven) and lasted until nine in the evening. The lectures were 180 minutes long, and the students were also entitled to a three-hour lunch break.
The task of medieval science was primarily the storage and transfer of knowledge. Before the invention of typography, reading aloud was the only way to spread information. The lectures were read slowly so that the students had time to write them down. “A professor could be fined for too fast a speech rate,” says Peter Zahn, a former history professor at the Humboldt University of Berlin.In the morning, students listened to the main lecture and comments to it. After lunch, seminars and workshops were held, as well as debates. The academic year began in September and was not divided into semesters. And from July to September, many German universities were on vacation.
There was always time for pranks
Modern forms of student residence – communal apartments and dormitories – existed six centuries ago. Wealthy townspeople and monasteries provided students with housing in shelters and bursa.In most of these shelters, an almost monastic regime was established. The students who lived there did not dare to go outside without permission, had to observe silence, dress according to the instructions and attend church services.
The statutes of some burs have survived to this day. Among the dry listing of prescriptions and prohibitions, there are curious details. For example, Cologne students were forbidden to bring women into their rooms, flirt with cooks and dishwashers, play cards and abuse alcohol.”Although the student day was filled from morning to evening, the students always had time for pranks,” laughs Andreas Freiteger.
Oldest Universities in Germany
University of Rostock
In 2019, the oldest university in the Baltic Sea region is celebrating its 600th anniversary. Founded in 1419 by Dukes Johann IV of Mecklenburg and Albrecht V of Mecklenburg. The unofficial name of the university in Rostock is “Lighthouse of the North”.The main building (pictured) was built in the Renaissance style and attracts tourists from all over the world.
The oldest universities in Germany
And the Heidelberg University is considered the oldest in the territory of modern Germany. It was founded by the Elector of the Palatinate Ruprecht I in 1386. The student punishment cell has become one of the historical attractions of the university. The last time a student fined served his sentence in it in 1914.Today this museum. More than 40 thousand people visit it annually. The photo shows the old assembly hall.
Oldest Universities in Germany
University of Cologne
During the late Middle Ages, many German universities were founded by ecclesiastical or secular rulers. The University of Cologne was founded on the initiative of its inhabitants in 1388. Destroyed during World War II, it was rebuilt in 1945. Today, 50 thousand students study at this university.It is just a stone’s throw from the Old Town and Cologne Cathedral.
The oldest universities in Germany
University of Erfurt
In 1392, the third university in Germany was opened in Erfurt. Later, the great reformer Martin Luther studied there: in 1505 he received a master’s degree in liberal arts and continued to study law. In 1816, the University of Erfurt was closed and reopened after the reunification of Germany – in the mid-1990s.Its archives contain valuable manuscripts by Martin Luther.
The oldest universities in Germany
University of Würzburg
Julius-Maximilian University of Würzburg was founded in 1402 and existed for only 20 years. Only a little more than a century and a half later, in 1582, he continued his work. In this Bavarian university in 1895, Professor Wilhelm Konrad Roentgen made the main discovery of his life – X-radiation, later named after him.
The oldest universities in Germany
University of Leipzig
The University of Leipzig was opened in 1409. Wolfgang Goethe and Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock studied there. During World War II, the university buildings were badly damaged and then restored. The new main academic building with the integrated university church of St. Paul is located in the city center on Augustusplatz, next to the opera house.
The oldest universities in Germany
University of Greifswald
Burgomaster of the Hanseatic Greifswald Heinrich Rubenov invested personal savings in the university and became its first rector in 1456.This university is the second oldest university in the Baltic Sea region. The main building in the Baroque style, which houses the university library, was built during the occupation of the territory by Sweden after the Thirty Years War. Most of the old books have survived.
Oldest Universities in Germany
University of Trier
This university was founded in 1473 in the oldest city in Germany. Having existed for just over three centuries, it was closed and resumed its work only in 1970.The building of the university was significantly modernized. Today, more than 15 thousand students study at six faculties. The focus is on the humanities and social sciences, as well as research in the field of ecology.
Oldest Universities in Germany
Ludwig and Maximilian University of Munich
Ludwig and Maximilian University of Munich dates back to 1472 and is the second oldest university in Bavaria. Today, this university, which is one of the elite in Germany, has about 50 thousand students.The university provides education in 150 different specialties in 18 faculties.
Oldest Universities in Germany
University of Tübingen
University of Tübingen was established in 1477. He has received international acclaim in the fields of theology, medicine and social sciences. Among the graduates of the university there are many Nobel Prize winners in the field of medicine and chemistry. In 2011, the University of Tübingen was the first in Germany to introduce a course in Islamic Theology.
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90,000 passing points, cost, profiles, where to go Despite the fact that the history of television goes back a little more than a century, and it became widespread only in the second half of the last century, this area is characterized by rapid growth and prestige. Television is a complex organism that requires the well-coordinated work of a variety of specialists. It can be compared to an iceberg, where the profession of a presenter, announcer or correspondent is in plain sight.But besides this, many people are involved in the creation of the product – operators, lighting technicians, editors, editors, producers, etc. Working on television requires a creative mindset, curiosity, sociability and self-confidence. Good physical fitness is desirable, because the film crew often has to work in difficult conditions. Many positions involve irregular working hours and a willingness to travel frequently. Graduates are able to create and release television programs in a wide variety of areas: news releases, reports, talk shows, documentaries.To do this, they are taught: to compose the texts of reports, interviews, news releases, etc., to have editing skills and display information on the air, to create the final product: to define the concept of the program, draw up its script, think over the visuals and soundtrack, organize the work of the film crew. , promote a television product, including through special promotions, understand modern technologies and apply them in their activities. During my studies, a lot of attention is paid to practice.In addition, students participate in creative workshops. *
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Great Britain is a country with centuries-old traditions of higher education.The first English university – Oxford University – was founded in the 11th century. Since then, many educational institutions have sprung up on the shores of foggy Albion. Today, some of them, like Oxford, need no introduction.
The most prestigious universities in Great Britain according to The Times Higher Education
One of the most authoritative publications specializing in the creation of international rankings of educational institutions, The Times Higher Education (THE) surpassed its peers in determining such rather vague indicators as the influence and prestige of an educational institution.
In addition to the overall world ranking of universities, THE website has published the World Reputation Rankings 2016. This classification was formed on the basis of a survey of experts from the academic community and represents the Top 100 most influential universities in the world.
According to THE, the ten most famous and prestigious universities in the world include 2 English educational institutions: the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge.
The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the UK.The official opening date of the university has not been established: according to some sources, the first students, mainly clergy, appeared in Oxford as early as the 11th century.
Today, the University of Oxford includes 38 colleges with more than 22,000 students. The teaching staff of the university is formed by members of the most prestigious scientific organizations, such as the Royal Society of London and the British Academy. Oxford alumni include Jonathan Swift, Lewis Carroll, Oscar Wilde and Margaret Thatcher.
University of Cambridge is the second oldest university in Britain and the main rival of Oxford in the battle for places in international rankings (applicants are prohibited from applying to both universities in the same year).
Cambridge was founded in 1209 by a group of scientists who left Oxford. Today the university is a confederation of 31 colleges, with about 19,000 students from all over the world. Among the students and employees of the university, 130 Nobel laureates – more than any other university in the world.
Famous UK Universities in QS World University Rankings 2016-2017
Other analytical giants do not undertake to form classifications solely on the basis of such a subjective indicator as the reputation of a university in the academic environment. However, they often include reputation in the general list of criteria, along with a number of objective parameters: the volume of research work of the university, the Hirsch index (scientific citation index), etc.
For example, when compiling the QS World University Rankings® 2016-2017, indicators of the quality of the university’s work include such indicators as academic reputation and reputation with employers.
The top ten universities in the world according to the QS World University Rankings this year included 4 British educational institutions: the aforementioned Cambridge and Oxford, as well as UCL (University College London) and Imperial College London.
University College London (UCL) was founded in London in 1826. At the time of its opening, UCL became the first university located in the British capital, as well as the first educational institution in the country, where students, regardless of their religion, were admitted.In addition, in 1876, the university began to accept women for training before other universities in Great Britain.
Today UCL is the oldest college within the University of London. More than 38,000 students study here, the university has 2 overseas campuses – in Qatar and in Australia. Among the graduates of the university are such outstanding personalities as Mahatma Gandhi, Alexander Bell, Peter Higgs (after whom the Higgs boson was named).
Imperial College London is a prestigious technical university in South Kensington.The educational institution was founded in 1907 by merging three previously existing universities. For exactly one hundred years, Imperial College London, like University College London , , was part of the University of London, but since 2007 the college has been operating as an independent educational institution.
More than 16 thousand students study at Imperial College London. Among the graduates and employees of the college are 15 Nobel laureates, as well as many members of reputable scientific communities.
Most famous UK universities in other international rankings
For completeness, consider 2 more classifications of higher educational institutions from reputable rating agencies.
The top 20 universities in the world according to CWUR in 2016 includes the same Oxford and Cambridge. Top 20 from the U.S. In addition to Oxbridge, News & World Report also includes Imperial College London.
After analyzing the information from the above sources, it is not difficult to notice that the list of the most famous universities in England is not so extensive and is not very open.From year to year, “prizes” in the ratings of the best universities in the world go to the same British universities (Oxbridge + – 1, 2 universities). Young educational institutions are simply unable to compete with the ancient giants, whose reputation and authority have been developing over the centuries.
At the same time, do not forget that studying at famous universities in the UK is usually very expensive – at least £ 15,000 per year. At the same time, the requirements for applicants are so high that a foreigner has almost no chance of passing the exams at the level required for admission.
Fortunately, in addition to Oxbridge, there are many other universities in the UK that cannot boast of such a rich history or an extensive list of famous graduates, but the quality of education in them meets all international standards, and the tuition fee is much lower than at the legendary universities.
If you are considering going to study in the UK, contact Global Dialogue. Our managers will help you find a university that suits you, and correctly draw up the documents for admission.You can sign up for a consultation by calling +7 (495) 984-33-73 (Moscow), +7 (861) 205-01-51 (Krasnodar) and 8 (800) 707-66-51 ( other regions).
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Higher education abroad is an urgent issue for every family where a high school student is growing up.If you are interested in a competent course, a practical approach and attention to the individuality of your child, we advise you to choose foreign universities and programs. DEC education has been helping children from Ukraine to enter prestigious foreign universities for almost 20 years. We work with top educational institutions in the USA, Canada, Europe, where they provide quality education in English. Tuition at these institutions is on a paid basis, but high-performing students are often offered scholarships (discounts) for tuition.
At the moment, many parents are concerned about the issue of admission to foreign universities in connection with the coronavirus pandemic. Regardless of the circumstances, the inaugural campaigns continue and proceed as planned. If the current situation prevents them from starting their studies in the fall, students will study online. Universities organize the educational process in this format until the moment when the student can come and have already continued the course in standard offline mode.
Why you shouldn’t waste time: applying to foreign universities in 2020
- the student uses the quarantine time for learning, without sacrificing the quality of knowledge;
- online training is in no way inferior to offline training in terms of quality.All materials and textbooks will be available 24/7, and students can count on maximum support and constant feedback from curators and lecturers;
- Many universities have significantly simplified the requirements for admission and the application process; 90,025 most universities make discounts for the period of online education – this is an additional opportunity to reduce costs and at the same time study at a foreign university;
- after graduation, the graduate will receive a regular diploma, without mentioning the period of online study.
Foreign universities recruit students twice a year, so you have an alternative – the possibility of admission in the next stream, in January 2021. However, we recommend that you think about enrollment now and not waste time that can be used to good use.
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As part of the preparatory course, the prospective student earns points, and at the end of the year takes exams in each of the subjects.These results are then taken into account when entering the university. In addition, students are taught academic and professional skills and study skills – subjects that teach how to learn: how to correctly interpret data, write an essay and thesis, make presentations, defend a project, and the like.
When entering a preparatory program of study abroad, a student is determined only by the faculty where he would like to study, and he can choose a specific specialty upon entering the university.If the applicant is going to apply for a bachelor’s degree, training on training programs will take from 8 to 12 months (2-3 terms). The duration of the preparation program for the master’s degree also depends on the average score in the bachelor’s diploma and takes 1-3 terms.
The program of academic preparation for admission to the bachelor’s degree, taking into account the chosen specialization for the future.
It is conducted on the basis of universities or independent training centers, and can last from 7 to 12 months, depending on the level of English.
This program is designed for foreign students not only to improve the level of language and academic training, but also to adapt the applicant to a new social and cultural environment.
Special program of preparation for admission to master’s programs for international students who already have a bachelor’s / master’s degree. Applicants can take it at the preparatory centers at the chosen university. The program is recommended for students whose level of English is not high enough and for those who would like to change their specialization.
A traditional bachelor’s degree program abroad covers 4 years of preparation, during which the student earns an average of 120 study credits and 40 subjects. 10-12 of them are highly specialized disciplines. Upon admission, it is important to understand your level of knowledge of English in order to complete the preparatory program if necessary. It is necessary to pass an international language test. Important to know in the 2018 school year:
IELTS and TOEFL must be passed no later than June-July.To enter the UK, you need a type of IELTS UKVI certificate.
Study abroad for master’s programs also often begin not only in September-October, but also in January-February.
The age for admission is unlimited, but changing the specialization upside down, as a rule, is not allowed, although there is no universal pattern. It all depends on the university, the chosen specialty and, of course, the student: as the experience of DEC education clients shows, what is written in a bachelor’s diploma is not a verdict yet.
Requirements for candidates for master’s programs are higher than those who apply for a bachelor’s degree, and this applies not only to knowledge of the language. Business schools, for example, require resumes, completed projects, and work experience. Recommendations from employers and teachers are needed. Creative professions often require a portfolio.
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With DEC education, you can pursue higher education in 18 countries, including:
- American universities traditionally lead in world educational rankings, both general and specialized.
- Students have the opportunity to get two specialties at once in one diploma. The student chooses two specializations: basic and additional, which either complement each other or are not related in any way. People who are interested in obtaining a dual higher education abroad will be interested in a dual specialization diploma, which is a great job opportunity.
- When entering a university, there is an option to choose a community college as a transitional stage. Two years of study at the community college give the right to go directly to the third year of the university.
- The level of equipment of university laboratories makes it possible to train excellent specialists in business and finance, computer technology, engineering, development of medical equipment, and medicines.
- University campuses are most often “city within a city”. There are classrooms, research laboratories, dormitories, canteens, libraries, stadiums, swimming pools.
- Beginning of training: September, October, November, January, February.
- Higher education in Canada is provided by colleges and universities.
- The first are aimed at practical knowledge. Colleges cooperate with provincial labor ministries and teach in-demand specialties. at the start of their careers, graduates are immediately involved in work processes. Universities, on the other hand, focus on scientific activity.
- If you have a desire for research and desire to get an advanced degree, go to university. If you plan to do business and a career, go to college.
- But they combine both, saving on tuition fees. You can study for two years in college, and then two years at the university.
- Beginning of training: September, January, February.
- For those who want to start studying abroad in 2018, the UK only offers preparatory programs for bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
- The first stage of higher education in the UK is a bachelor’s degree.The duration of study is three years, after which most of the graduates go to work.
- Those who have already received work experience and have decided on their career plans enter the magistracy. It takes on average a year and a half to complete a master’s degree.
- You can get higher education abroad at an independent college or business school, where they will issue a diploma that will attest to its quality.
- For admission to British universities, the applicant must have 12 years of schooling behind him, so foreign students “get” the missing knowledge when passing the Foundation and Pre-Masters programs.
- Beginning of training: September-October, January-February.
- As a rule, Switzerland is chosen by those who want to get higher education abroad in the fields of tourism and hotel and restaurant business.
- In universities, special attention is paid to practice: in hospitality schools, already in the bachelor’s degree, a semester of theory alternates with a semester of paid practice in local and foreign hotels.
- University administration and teachers are closely monitoring the careers of students.Annual meetings of alumni are not a formality, but part of the image of the institution and an opportunity to establish contacts.
- Swiss education is not cheap, and this is due to the inclusion in tuition fees, accommodation, meals, all teaching materials for theory and workshops, a working iPad.
- Beginning of training: September, January.
- The Netherlands is one of the first European countries to open academic programs in English at universities in technical specialties, international law, IT industry, etc.
- There is an innovative system of education abroad: universities have close ties with the industry, joint projects.
- Universities are divided into research and applied. The first train those who plan to teach and be a scientist, the second train practitioners.
- In the Netherlands, good value for money by European standards.
- Beginning of training: September-October, January-February.
- Spain offers many higher education institutions (including business schools), which are included in world rankings and are recognized by employers in all countries.
- When looking for study programs abroad, Spain is often chosen to study business and social sciences, but the decision is influenced by language, culture and climate.
- The main thing that training in Spain will give you is cooperation with Spanish companies and business partners, communication in Spanish, which will favorably distinguish you among colleagues and make you a unique specialist.
United Arab Emirates
- Beginning of training: September, January.
- The Emirates is a safe state, which is famous for its compliance with laws and a low criminal rating, which is a big plus for students and a factor in choosing education abroad in favor of the UAE for parents.
- The advantage of training is a hands-on approach and employment.
- Popular areas: engineering, IT, hotel business and management in the oil industry.
- Both local Arab universities and universities of other countries operate in the UAE – in 2003, the Knowledge village economic zone was created here, where 200 universities have located their branches.
Why DEC education?
DEC education has 18 years of experience in the educational services market. This gives a holistic understanding of the dynamics in the labor market: how the demand for specialties changes, how the rankings of universities change, which educational institutions provide proven quality education, etc.
DEC education experts have personal experience of studying abroad and provide professional support when choosing an educational institution and organizing a trip, share their own experience, and give practical advice to prospective students.
DEC education is the official representative of more than 1000 educational institutions in Europe, USA, Canada and Australia. Despite the vast geography of partner educational institutions, DEC education cooperates only with those countries that are leaders in the field of education: Great Britain, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, USA, Canada, Australia.
DEC education offers study abroad programs for students of all ages.These are secondary and higher education programs, university preparation programs, vacation language programs, IELTS and TOEFL preparation programs, children’s camps in Ukraine and abroad.
You will receive a full range of services for admission to higher education programs abroad:
- Analysis of the applicant’s abilities using vocational guidance testing PPA;
- practical help in choosing a profession and a direction of study;
- selection of a suitable study program, country and university;
- preparation of a full package of application documents and documents for a student visa;
- communications with a foreign university on enrollment, residence, organization; 90 025 organization of flights, transfers, etc.P.;
- information and consulting support;
- up-to-date information on education abroad;
Choosing a promising specialty for 5-10 years
The educational company DEC education offers a selection of the most trending specialties that will be in demand in the next 5-10 years:
Law / International Law
Design / Graphic Design
Film / directing
Mechatronics and Robotics
Biotechnology and Biomedicine
Environmental Development Management
Management of sports events
Marketing / communications / media
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Our modernity is unthinkable without technology, but the more important for our future is humanitarian education.It is in humanitarian universities that today’s students acquire a broad view of the world, learn to work with information, think critically and communicate. Why did many of them choose UK liberal arts universities, how to enter such a university and what specialty to choose? We will tell you in this article.
Why liberal arts education is still relevant
The humanities study a person – his languages, culture, art, society, the spiritual world and consciousness. Such education lays a cultural base, develops erudition and thinking – skills needed in business, working with people, creativity, etc.e. Graduates of the humanities are in great demand on the labor market: they are distinguished by a broad outlook, communication skills, well-read, they are able to analyze information and creatively transform it. Humanitarians receive not specific applied skills, but, rather, a general culture of thinking. That is why they can be successful in completely different areas.
Where is it worth getting a liberal arts education?
The choice of a country and a university is an important moment for those who decided to get a humanitarian specialty.The traditions of education, the culture of the country, its role in the development of civilization – all this will affect both the learning process and the level of your competencies. Great Britain has been a popular country for higher education, including humanitarian education, for many centuries. What contributes to this?
A large number of prestigious universities, the humanitarian programs of which are known all over the world and occupy high positions in the rankings.
Many art galleries, libraries, museums and other cultural institutions.
The UK government supports the humanities through the Arts and Humanities Research Council. More than 1,500 awards in literature, languages, archeology and philosophy are offered here every year.
Universities in England have a wide range of liberal arts specialties, including literature, languages, philosophy, political science, etc.
Diplomas from British universities open up wide employment opportunities not only in England, but also in other countries.
UK’s best liberal arts universities
University of Essex. In 2020, Essex entered the top 250 universities in the humanities in the Times Higher Education rankings. Essex has partnerships with over 100 universities around the world and has a high percentage of international students. The university has all the necessary conditions for an interesting study: a rich library, modern classrooms for individual and group work, legal advice where future lawyers practice, a training center for student translators, which is actively involved during international conferences.And even several theaters! By the way, it was the University of Essex that director David Yates once graduated from, who made three films about Harry Potter.
University of Essex
University of Oxford. Oxford’s humanities include music, history, art, philosophy, theology and religion, English language and literature. The university offers joint degrees that combine different disciplines: for example, the well-known PPE direction – philosophy, politics and economics.
University of Cambridge. The University of Cambridge is regularly ranked among the top universities in a wide range of subjects, including the humanities. The university offers a wide range of majors, from Asian Studies to Art History. Students are actively involved in interdisciplinary projects and scientific research.
London School of Economics and Political Science. The school offers 40 undergraduate programs in a wide range of social sciences: accounting, law, management, social policy, etc. The university has one of the most prestigious public events programs in the world.
UCL. University College London offers a wide range of humanities: English language and literature, philosophy, Greek and Latin languages, visual arts, etc.Every year, a cultural festival is held here – a large-scale event with seminars, film screenings and exhibitions demonstrating the scientific results of students.
Top-5 humanitarian areas Essex
The University of Essex is a truly innovative university and one of the most international; a fairly young university that has already earned international recognition for its research activities. There are only three faculties: Humanities, Social Sciences and the Faculty of Exact Sciences and Health.However, the choice of humanitarian specialties for applicants for bachelor’s, master’s or postgraduate studies at the University of Essex is very large:
Art history and modern languages
Film and art history
Philosophy and Sociology
Criminology and American Studies
Latin American Studies
History and international relations
Drama and Literature
Film and writing skills
Cinema and literature, etc.
The most popular specialties can be grouped into five popular areas:
- Liberal Arts – Free Arts. A liberal arts education allows you to explore the links between different disciplines: science, mathematics, history, geography, literature, and the arts. Essex University also offers a range of additional modules in literature, cinema, philosophy, politics, sociology, etc.Students broaden their horizons, learn to think systematically, create creative interdisciplinary projects, and engage in scientific research. Graduates of this direction are highly erudite and can work in any field: from the film industry to cognitive research.
Art History – History of Art. An art history education helps students build a cultural foundation. The art history program at Essex University includes not only canonical forms of art and architecture, but also, for example, the study of medical photography, tattoos, or objects of political protest.Students explore the links between visual culture and various disciplines, including social and political. Essex is ranked 6th among art history departments in the UK for research quality.
Philosophy – Philosophy. A classical liberal arts education that broadens the student’s horizons, develops the skills of critical and analytical thinking. Essex University offers various options for studying philosophy: for example, in combination with history, law, literature, politics, sociology, human rights or religion and ethics.Philosophical students learn to work with text, consider a problem from different points of view, and discuss complex issues of the world order. Philosopher graduates are highly regarded in Europe: systems thinking, high erudition and developed logic are important for employers in a wide variety of fields. Philosophers build successful careers in business, consulting, journalism, and research.
History – History. History education forms such important qualities as the ability to work with sources of information, rich erudition, the ability to understand and accept different points of view on the same issue, the skills of deep analysis, and developed critical thinking.Historians can apply knowledge in a broader socio-political context: many graduates work in news agencies, the media, archives, museums, as well as in education and science. At Essex University, the history program includes one year of preparation for basic education.
Journalism – Journalism. Journalism students acquire skills in working with text, searching and processing information, develop communication and creativity.The scope of application of journalism knowledge is not limited to the media: graduates can also successfully develop in advertising, public relations, marketing, video production, etc. Essex University offers a variety of bachelor’s degrees in media: journalism students can also specialize in criminology, law, politics, literature and linguistics.
How to enter a liberal arts university in England
Requirements for admission to different liberal arts universities in the UK may vary.As a rule, the selection committee makes the selection based on the academic success of the candidate, the results of final exams, interviews, entrance examinations, etc. For example, in order to enroll at Essex University, an international student must:
Fill out an online application on the university website. Recommendations of teachers, academic transcript, motivation letter should be attached to the application.
Provide results from examinations equivalent to A-Levels (UK exit exams).
Confirm a high level of English: GCSE English at C / 4 level or higher or IELTS (6.0). The university also offers preparatory English courses for international students.
Admission to Essex and other universities in England with Allterra Education
Admission to the humanities areas of British universities can be quite difficult due to the high competition.