For a more structured, teaching-led approach to postgraduate study.
A taught postgraduate programme is a natural step for graduates, who would like to pursue further study.
In a similar approach as that used at undergraduate level, these programmes consist of course modules taught by senior academic staff through lectures, seminars, lab work and more.
- It should take one year (full-time) or two years (part-time) to complete a taught postgraduate programme;
- Taught programmes include Masters of Arts (MA), Masters of Sciences (MSc), Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Masters of Law (LLM) and Master of Research (MRes);
- You will complete a set of taught modules before embarking on a research project or creative practice;
- Assessments will vary from discipline to discipline, and may include group work, individual presentations, coursework, lab reports, examinations, and a final project dissertation;
- Students who successfully complete a Master’s degree may then go on to study for a doctoral degree. In some cases, Master’s degrees may form part of a Professional Doctorate.
- Successful completion of the taught modules leads to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma and it is possible to exit with that award.
- Consider further study opportunities and entry requirements in your final year of undergraduate study. Also, look at potential funding sources and scholarships that may be available. See our Fees and Finance section.