Hello, I am interested in attending a graduate program in the UK after completion of my BS in physics but am unsure of the lay of the land. A few questions I have are: 1. Is it possible to get into the Ph.D. program in the UK w/o a masters? If it is difficult is it possible to do the masters in the UK? 2. What is the funding situation like for a US student doing a Ph.d. and/or Master's in the UK? 3. Would it be possible to bring my wife along to work in the UK with I go to school? Also, we probably plan on staying after I am done to seek employment. 4. I am coming from a rather average school that would probably be mostly unknown in the UK(University of Massachusetts) and expect a final GPA in the 3.3-3.6 range. I don't expect to be going to Cambridge but are there reasonable school I could apply for in the UK? 5. Do you have to be ultra exceptional to get into anywhere abroad as a International student or will some places look at your qualification more lax as they want to promote an "international image" or something? Or atleast judge you the same as domestic applicants? Also, I'll be visiting London this winter hopefully, are there any school nearby I might have a look at? Thanks for the help!! ps. I have a particular interest in astrophysics so schools geared toward that would be great, how difficult for example is it to get in to the Astrophysics program at the University of Manchester for example?