International students are able to work in the UK during and after their studies subject to specific requirements. Working whilst studying will help towards living costs and enable you to gain valuable work experience.
Your ability to working in the UK during your studies will depend on your visa application.
Working after your studies:
From April 2012 the Tier 1 Post Study Work (PSW) visa was abolished; this means if you finish your course after this date you will not be able to apply for PSW.
Whilst this is disappointing and concerning for many students, there are however other immigration routes available for recent graduates including a new route which will be established under Tier 2.