British postgraduate programmes are popular among Hong Kong students as they can achieve an internationally recognised degree in a year. Catering to the needs of various professions in Hong Kong, the programmes equip students with the skills required in an ever-changing society. The University of East London, Leeds Metropolitan University and Oxford Brookes University have 100 years of history. The University of East London This is within easy reach of central London and has held a tradition of welcoming students of all ages from all over the world since its predecessor college was founded in 1898. Currently, the university has 10,000 students, with over 1,000 from abroad. The university is composed of four faculties: the Faculty of Design, Engineering and the Built Environment, the East London Business School, the Social Science Faculty and the Faculty of Science and Health. The Faculty of Design, Engineering and the Built Environment has state-of-the-art learning resource centres and teaching laboratories, enabling students to study production design through to manufacture and assembly. East London Business School staff pride themselves on delivering an MBA programme in a variety of modes with a global perspective. The Social Science Faculty has an extensive law programme which is popular among overseas students. The Faculty of Science and Health has numerous applied research laboratories investigating bio-technology, pharmaceuticals and environmental science and is firmly linked with nursing, physiotherapy and allied professions. Research students with excellent qualifications will be eligible for scholarships of up to 100 per cent of the fees. The number of scholarships is limited and subject to the approval of the dean of faculty and the university's research degrees committee. UEL web site: http:// www.uel.ac.uk . Leeds Metropolitan University This is one of Britain's largest new universities with about 22,000 students and 50,000 applications for available places. LMU also enjoys a good reputation among Hong Kong students. Over the past five years, more than 100 students from the territory achieved internationally recognised qualifications which have led to successful careers. Courses taken by Hong Kong students range from MSc accountancy and finance, MSc health education and health promotion, MSc information systems, MSc town planning and MBAs. To assist working adults to achieve higher qualifications without leaving their jobs, the university has been offering a research award for any distance-learning programme in Hong Kong, LMU web site: http:// www.Imu.ac.uk . Oxford Brookes University The Times Good University Guide voted Oxford Brookes as one of the top new universities in Britain last year. Its current student population is more than 12,000, with 1,000 international students from more than 100 countries. The main campus overlooking the City of Oxford is about 80 kilometres from London and its international airports. Masters degrees are offered in architecture, computing, electronic media, environmental sciences, food science and nutrition, health care studies, hotel management, humanities, MBA (in business or hospitality), planning, social sciences and urban design. Partial scholarship are offered to MSc computing students. Individual awards are also available for postgraduate studies in planning and publishing. About 350 students registered for MPhil or PhD research programmes. Students who register for a research degree can conduct part of their work somewhere other than Oxford, if the research students can arrange to visit Oxford for at least six weeks of the year. An external academic supervisor will be appointed in their home town in addition to supervisors at Oxford. Brookes web site: http:// www.brookes.ac.uk All international postgraduate students of the institutions referred to are guaranteed university accommodation. The tuition fees range from GBP6,000 to GBP9,000 (about HK$75,420 to HK$113,000). Overseas students need an estimated GBP5,500 for living expenses and accommodation charges. For further information, call Tenaga Education Centre on 2838 9525 or visit the postgraduate fair at the Convention and Exhibition Centre.