The value of postgraduate study

The value of postgraduate study is wide ranging – it can enhance your personal development and professional prospects in many ways.

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There are many reasons to choose postgraduate study:

For the intellectual challenge

You’ll be able to immerse yourself in a subject area and develop specialist knowledge, experimenting with your ideas, theories and practice. You’ll be part of a scholarly community that values life-long learning, and we'll offer you support if you plan to continue researching your subject further. 

To enhance your employability and professional prospects

You'll gain the practical skills you need. For example, completing one of our PGCEs will train you to become a teacher, while many of our social work and psychology programmes enable you to register and practise in relevant professions. 

You'll also be able to develop the high-level skills and practical experience that employers are looking for, as well as the network of contacts that could prove invaluable in the future.

For personal fulfilment

You’ll be able to devote your time and energies to studying and researching the topics that really interest you, and you’ll be exposed to concepts, debates, events and collaborations that could change the way you look at the world and your future.