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Postgraduate study

Take your next step with a postgraduate degree. Whether you’re looking to develop your knowledge, enhance your career, change direction completely, or even pursue a passion, our range of subjects and study modes can support your goals.


Pursue your career

Our postgraduate taught courses are designed to support your learning journey or provide you with the skills you need to take the next step in your career. We offer a huge range of courses in areas including business and management, education and nursing.

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Where opportunity creates success

Whoever you are and whatever you want from life, this is a place where you can make your goals happen. Take your opportunity and discover the great reasons to choose us for your next step in postgraduate study.

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If you’ve done your research and chosen your postgraduate degree course, we're here to help make the application process as smooth as possible. The good news is ... you can apply direct via our online portal.

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Fees and funding for postgraduate degrees

If you’re thinking of studying a master’s degree, you could be eligible for a loan from the Government to help you study. You may also be eligible for a discount on the full fee, depending on where you’ve studied at undergraduate level.

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Enhance your career prospects

Whether you're a current or prospective student, our postgraduate degrees (also known as master’s degrees) allow you to study your subject topic in more detail, gain in-depth knowledge within your area of expertise, and advance your career.

You can study for a postgraduate degree after completing your first, or undergraduate, degree. Postgraduate degrees typically are shorter than undergraduate degrees and last between one and two years. We also offer a range of postgraduate research degrees which allow you to undertake supervised research at doctoral and master’s level.

What is a conversion course?

A conversion course is a programme of study that trains graduates in a new subject to prepare them for a specific profession. These courses offer a chance for people to redirect their careers, or transition from an academic to a vocational subject. A grounding is first provided in the undergraduate essentials of the subject, prior to studying the masters level modules. We offer a number of postgraduate conversion programmes which enable you to apply your existing knowledge and expertise to a new area or discipline. So whether you're looking to pursue a new area of study, or a professional looking to upskill by gaining wider expertise for a career change, conversion courses can boost your personal development.

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