Find out how to change direction and explore a new subject with a postgraduate degree.
What is a conversion course?
Postgraduate study could be your opportunity to change direction and explore a new subject, or gain the qualifications you need to pursue a professional career you might not have considered before.
Conversion courses are designed to prepare you for a career unrelated to your undergraduate degree, and are available in a range of subject areas, including law, management, marketing, property, IT, journalism, psychology and teaching.
Albert Tapp Scotting
"With an undergraduate degree in History, I felt a lack of direction with regards to job prospects. The GDL offered me the qualifying degree to undertake work in an exciting, complex and fast-paced industry. I knew The Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) at NTU would open the door and provide a strong academic basis to a career in law."
Find a conversion course
Many of our academic schools offer courses which don't require a specific undergraduate degree, which means you can change direction. See a list of courses below:
Nottingham Business School
School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
School of Social Sciences
Teacher Training (School of Social Sciences)
- Primary education for students from any undergraduate discipline. There are opportunities to specialise depending on undergraduate discipline (English, Maths, Science, Engineering, Technology)
- Secondary education for students looking to teach a subject related to their undergraduate degree (Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Design Technology, Physics, Maths, English)
School of Arts and Humanities
School of Art and Design
Nottingham Law School
What our students say
Read some of our student stories and find out more about students who decided to change direction using a postgraduate degree.
My reasons for studying MSc Digital Marketing were to be able to pursue a more creative career path. As I studied Business Management and Economics and then worked in a finance role, I came to the realisation that such numerical career was not the path for me.
I completed four years in the police service before deciding that it was time for a change and to decide what my long term career plan would be. I had always had an interest in property and so began to research jobs in this field. I’ve been working for Rex Gooding Estate Agents and Surveyors for the past 4 years.From there I decided to pursue the possibility of becoming fully qualified within this field and becoming a chartered surveyor.