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Postgraduate Study Guide

Should I apply?

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Thinking about taking a postgraduate course? We answer all your questions on when, what and where you can study.

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Pros and cons

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There are plenty of reasons to pursue postgraduate study, but also some reasons you might not want to.

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Postgraduate courses

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Learn about the three types of postgraduate courses offered in the UK: Postgraduate diplomas, Masters and Doctorates.

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Entry requirements

Postgraduate study entry requirements checklist

Find out what qualifications and other requirements you need to have in order to be offered a place to study

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Choosing a university

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With so many universities in the UK offering postgraduate study options, narrowing down your choices to just a handful can be difficult.

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Research vs Taught Masters

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Choosing the best type of master's programme for your needs will help you to rise above your competitors in a competitive industry.

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Taught Masters Degree

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Our guide to applying for this popular postgraduate study option.

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Research Masters Degree

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Fancy doing some research as part of your postgraduate course?

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PhD

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Comprehensive advice on applying for a PhD, including choosing a project, getting references, writing a personal statement and what to expect at the interview.

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Personal statements

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Writing a personal statement is one of the most challenging parts of any postgraduate application. Our guide will help you craft that perfect statement.

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Postgraduate funding

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Discover the many ways you can receive financial assistance for your postgraduate studies.

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Postgraduate Open Days

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The best way to find out whether a university is right for you is by attending an open day.

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