Salisbury

Study Master's Degrees in Salisbury, United Kingdom

Salisbury at a glance

If you are looking for an enchanting, typical cosy and friendly UK city to follow your degree abroad, Salisbury is the key choice. This city was also called ‘the city in the countryside’, as from the water-meadows you can have what was called ‘Britain’s Best View’. Home to a great college, awarded for excellent teaching, in Salisbury, you will learn practical skills and develop personal competences that global employers look for. Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. The city is situated southeast of Wiltshire, near the edge of Salisbury Plain.

Studying

Studying in Salisbury

All international students whose first language is not English are required IELTS high scores in order to be eligible for enrolment.

University programmes at Wiltshire College are available only for Bachelor’s degree and other qualifications include: Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) – vocationally focussed qualifications and Higher National Certificate (HNC) courses that are usually for the use of an entrance to the second year of a degree course. Foundation programmes in many fields are also available.

You can choose from the following specialisations: computing, business, agriculture, engineering, animal science, criminal justice, health care, social work, film production, music, teacher education and more.

Career

Career opportunities in Salisbury

Salisbury’ economy is stable and developing, having as key sectors: health care, manufacturing, ICT, logistics, tourism, and public services.

Top employers in Salisbury cover companies like: HSBC Bank, Debenhams, Royal Air Force, Barclays, Homebase Limited, Wipro, QinetiQ.

Local universities encourage international students to engage in internship opportunities in local companies, in order to gain practical experience that will help them in their future career.

Life

Salisbury city life

Salisbury is not a big city, with a continuous hustle and bustle, but it certainly offers some nice cultural attractions and leisure activities, and you can find a lot of spots where you can simply relax, admire nature and discover new things about UK’s historical heritage.

The main attractions in Salisbury are:

  • The Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum
  • The Queen Elizabeth Gardens
  • Salisbury Cathedral – discover the best preserved of the four original Magna Carta manuscripts
  • Wilton House
  • Old Sarum – a place where you can have a wonderful view of the countryside
  • The Stonehenge exhibition gallery

Just eight miles outside Salisbury, Stonehenge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the most popular and famous local attraction.

You can have nice walks in the National Park, Salisbury Plain and the ancient woodland, the New Forest, where you can also practice cycling or horse riding.

You can watch a play at the Salisbury Playhouse and even the City Hall hosts comedy and musical performances (including those by the resident Musical Theatre Salisbury).

Whenever you want to relax and enjoy the company of your peers, you can go to various pubs and bars in the city.

Salisbury’s location allows you to easily see other UK cities, like: Southampton and Bath – both around an hour away by train, or Bristol and the cosmopolitan London, both around an hour and a half away.

International atmosphere in Salisbury

Apart from UK residents, Salisbury is home to several minorities, mostly Asian (Indian, Bangladeshi, Chinese), Irish and Polish.

Salisbury is always visited by tourists worldwide, so you can always encounter many foreigners.

Salisbury is an interesting spot to work and start a business, whether large, big companies, or small firms. Multinational companies have set a local office here, mainly due to skilled and reliable workforce, quality of life and the competitive cost of running a business in the area.

Weather Salisbury

Salisbury is among the sunniest areas in the UK. Average high temperature in the summer range around 21 °C (71 °F), and in the winter months high temperatures are usually around 6 – 7 °C (44 –45 °F), although in some days they could get below 0 °C (32°F). Snow is only recorded a few days a year. The largest rainfall precipitations occur in October and November.

Universities in Salisbury

Whatever your time with us has in store for you, it’ll be an exciting journey – from meeting lifelong friends in halls, to your experience on placement, exploring the local area or joining a club or society. Find out more about what life at BU has to offer.

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