Taught postgraduate programmes usually result in a Master of Science (MSc) or Master of Arts (MA). This in-depth course will equip you with the skills, knowldege and confidence to fulfil your career ambitions.
Taught masters may include continuous assessment and examinations at the end.
The final assessment for a Masters degree is often based on the submission of a dissertation, usually between 10,000–20,000 words.
The difference between postgraduate taught programmes and research programmes largely comes down to the level of independence you have during your studies.
Taught Masters degrees are a lot like undergraduate programmes. Research Masters degrees are more independent, where you are expected to complete an original piece of research as part of your qualification.
Find out more in our Research vs Taught Masters degrees guide.
'MBA' stands for 'Master of Business Administration'.
An MBA program is a graduate degree program that can prepare you to enter management and leadership positions in the business field.
If you decide to pursue an MBA, you could take a range of courses related to finance, marketing, entrepreneurship and more.
Studying for an MBA will help you increase your chances of finding a better job role with a higher salary, as well as improving your business knowledge.
For more information, check out our MBA guide.