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 by Jennie Hockey
, posted on 1 Dec '16

My First Two Months as a Masters Student - FindAMasters Scholarship Winner 2016

What's it like searching for, selecting and eventually beginning a Masters degree? How different will it be from your experiences as an undergraduate? Jennie Hockey won the top prize in our FindAMasters scholarship for 2016. In this post she talks about her preparations for Masters study and her experiences as a new postgraduate student.

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 by Supritha Vijayakumar
, posted on 23 Nov '16

Masters in Sweden - An International Student's Perspective

What's it actually like to study abroad in Sweden? To find out, we spoke to Supritha Vijayakumar, an international student at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. She explains what drew her to Sweden and offers some advice to students considering a similar pathway.

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 by Study In Sweden
, posted on 21 Nov '16

Masters Study in Sweden - A Postgraduate Q&A

Interested in taking your Masters a little bit further? We sat down with Rachel Weiner of Study in Sweden to discuss what makes the country one of Europe's most unique and attractive study abroad destinations.

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 16 Nov '16

Considering a Masters? 8 Questions to Ask Yourself

For many, a Masters is the next step after an undergraduate degree. But this shouldn’t be automatic. This blog covers some sensible questions to ask yourself before progressing onto Masters study.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 16 Nov '16

UK PhD Loan Consultation - Make Your Voice Heard!

The UK Government wants to know what current and future students think of it's new PhD loan plans. Find out how you can get involved and make your voice heard.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 9 Nov '16

UK Erasmus Masters Loans - What You Need to Know

Erasmus Masters Loans are now available in the UK, with up to €18,000 for postgraduate study abroad in participating countries. We've explained all the key details in this blog.

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 2 Nov '16

8 Great Reasons to Start a Masters in January

Missed the deadline for a Masters in 2016? Want a bit more time to reflect? Looking for a unique new year's resolution? Why not start a Masters in January 2017? Our blog explains why this may be a great idea.

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 26 Oct '16

Managing Postgraduate study with a Chronic Illness, Disability, or Learning Difficulty

Completing a postgraduate degree whilst managing a disability, illness or learning difficulty may seem tough, but it's far from impossible. In this post Chantelle offers some tips from her own experience.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 19 Oct '16

Spotlight On: The Russell Group

The Russell Group includes some of the UK's most prestigious universities - and educates a third of its postgraduates. So, what can a Russell Group university offer you as a Masters student? We've taken a look in this blog.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 12 Oct '16

Postgraduate Study Fairs: Why You Should Go and How to Make it Worthwhile

Postgraduate study fairs and events have a lot to offer prospective Masters and PhD students. This blog explains why - and how.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 11 Oct '16

Brexit Update: UK Confirms Funding for EU Students in 2017-18

The Universities and Science Minister, Jo Johnson, has reassured EU students applying to UK degree programmes next year. We've examined the announcement and put together an updated Brexit FAQ for postgraduates.

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 7 Oct '16

Study Abroad: Which Countries Have the Highest Number of Nobel Prize Winners?

This week sees the announcement of the winners of the annual Nobel Prizes in Stockholm, Sweden. Over 90% of Nobel laureates hold a PhD. Could you be one of them?

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 5 Oct '16

How do You Actually Choose a Masters Degree? - Finding the Right Postgraduate Course for 2017

Choosing a Masters degree isn't always easy. This week's blog provides some useful tips for selecting the best programme for you and shares some personal experience of the decision making process.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 28 Sep '16

Postgraduate Loans Round-Up - Student Funding Across the UK

Postgraduate loans are now confirmed or proposed for students in all four UK countries. So, how do the different schemes compare?

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 27 Sep '16

New Funding Proposals for Welsh Postgraduates

The Diamond Review of Welsh student funding and finance has been published - with proposals for a big shake-up of postgraduate support. We've looked at the details.

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 23 Sep '16

Europe's Top Postgraduate Study Destinations for 2017

The 206-17 Times Higher Education World University Rankings have been published. We've taken a look at Europe's top countries and seen what they have to offer international postgraduates.

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 21 Sep '16

Settling into a Masters Degree - Fresher's Week for Postgraduates

What's it like starting a Masters for the first time? Should you bother with fresher's week? And what else should you be doing to settle in as a postgraduate?

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 14 Sep '16

Choosing a Different Kind of Masters Degree – Going Vocational

Picking a different Masters doesn't just mean choosing a new subject. In this post Chantelle describes her experience studying an interdisciplinary vocational course.

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 by Mark Bennett
, posted on 7 Sep '16

Looking Ahead: Preparing for Postgraduate Study as an Undergraduate

Completing a Bachelors and looking ahead to the next step? Our blog explains how you can use the final year of your undergraduate degree to prepare for a Masters.

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 by Chantelle Francis
, posted on 31 Aug '16

Study Abroad, for Free? 11 European Countries Where Masters Tuition is FREE (or Almost Free) in 2016-17

The UK may still be coming to terms with its EU referendum result, but Brexit won't stop you studying abroad in Europe this year. That's good news if you're looking for a great value Masters degree. We've gathered up some of the countries where a great value Masters degree can be had for (almost) nothing.

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