Postgraduate study

Postgraduate study

More students are considering additional study after their degree, because they want to explore their subject further, improve their job prospects in a particular area, or move into a different field. Further study may be essential for particular careers such as teaching or social work.

Research carefully and think about the financial implications, and whether postgraduate study will enhance your chances of finding work. You may have the option of studying full or part time and so could develop relevant work experience and skills at the same time.

Postgraduate study includes:

  • A taught course leading to a masters degree. These include: Ma (Masters of Arts), MSc (Masters of Science) & MRes (Masters of Research).
  • A research course leading to an MPhil (Master of Philosophy).
  • A research course leading to a PhD (Doctorate of Philosophy).
  • A work focused or professional course giving skills or knowledge in a particular area.


For useful resources on postgraduate study click here.


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