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.
The University of Central Lancashire offers a number of postgraduate conversion programmes which enable you to apply your existing knowledge and expertise to a new area or discipline.
Entry requirements differ from course to course. In general, at UCLan you’ll need at least a 2:2 degree in any subject, but some programmes require a 2:1. In some cases, you’ll need to show evidence of a prior interest in the new subject or profession.
Funding is available for many postgraduate conversion courses - for more information see the Goverment website.
Whether you are a recent graduate 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.
Some of the most popular options are shown below:
Engineering, Science and Technology
Creative and Cultural Industries