Many programmes at research universities also have a professional component and most graduates actually find work outside the research community.
The research universities vary in size, with enrolments ranging from 6,000 to 30,000 students. Altogether they enrol some 240,000 students. Some research universities also have a University College.
Duration of study programmes
- Bachelor of Arts (BA): 3 years
- Bachelor of Science (BSc): 3 years
- Master of Arts (MA): 1-3 years
- Master of Science (MSc): 1-3 years
- Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng): 2 years
- PhD: 4 years
- LLB: 3 years
- LLM: 1 year
Research universities offering international degree programmes and short courses