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Why choose postgraduate study?

Looking to improve your professional prospects and push ahead in your career? Whatever your motivation, a postgraduate degree speaks volumes – it’s proof of knowledge, experience, and strong self-management skills.

Thinking about progressing to postgraduate study?
MSc Engineering Management student Zeina tells us why she chose to study a postgraduate course
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Postgraduate study - making the right decision for you

Postgraduate qualifications are challenging, inspiring, and can make a huge difference to your professional life. They’re also a commitment — expectations of independent study and research are considerably higher, and there’s fewer funding opportunities on offer.

In this section, we’ve included the major benefits of Masters-level study, as well as things to consider.

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Why study at postgraduate level?

Here's just a few reasons why you will benefit from postgraduate study:

  • Gain industry accreditation — some professional sectors require a postgraduate degree as standard, including teaching, academia, medicine, and law.
  • Improve your professional prospects — postgraduate study builds your experience, develops your skills, and gives you a valuable competitive edge. Stand out from the crowd with specialist knowledge and expertise.
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  • Change career path — postgraduate-level study opens up brand new opportunities. You can use the valuable skills and abilities you've developed during undergraduate study and apply them to a whole new area.
  • Master your passion — our courses are based around world-class, industry-leading research. You'll learn at the very forefront of your subject, with the chance to progress onto doctoral study.
  • Enjoy university life — Postgraduate study will satisfy your intellectual curiosity, in an environment that brings out the best in you.

Still need help?

Postgraduate team
0115 848 4200