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Finding a Masters

With so many options available to today’s students, choosing a Masters may seem tricky. The articles in this section can help you make the best decisions for you, whether that means picking the right course type, or making the most of resources like open days and study fairs.

Whatever questions you have about postgraduate study, we’ve done our best to put together some helpful answers for you. After all, helping students find a Masters is what we do!

  • Masters FAQs

    Whether you’re completely new to postgraduate study or just have a couple of questions, our exhaustive FAQs are a great place to start looking for information about Masters degrees. From the qualifications you might need to the assessment methods you might face; from writing a personal statement to understanding what’s involved in a Masters dissertation – we’ve covered it all.

  • Why Study a Masters Degree?

    The simplest question to ask about postgraduate study, but also the most important. Our quick guide will take you through some of the different reasons for studying a Masters degree and provide advice for your own decision making process.

  • Types of Masters Course

    What’s the difference between a taught Masters and a research Masters? What’s a postgraduate certificate? Is an MSc the same as an MA? The wide range of options available can make postgraduate study seem confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. This article explains the different types of Masters degrees so you can work out which is right for you.

  • Modes of Study

    One of the best things about postgraduate study is the flexibility involved. Most courses allow you to study full-time or part-time and an increasing number now offer distance-learning options too. Here you can read more about the different modes of study for Masters degrees.

  • Postgraduate University Rankings

    Can you use university rankings as a Masters student? Which rankings are best for postgraduate study? Our guides explain how rankings work, what they measure and - most importantly - which features of them matter most for postgraduates. Each of the main global league tables is covered in depth (including the Times Higher Education World University Ranking, the QS World University Ranking and the Academic Ranking of World Universities) with tips on their particular strengths and limitations for prospective Masters students.

  • Attending Study Fairs

    Websites like this are a great way to find out about Masters degrees, but there’s a lot to be said for meeting universities and their representatives face to face. We agree, which is why we’ve put together this guide to making the most of postgraduate study fairs. In fact, we think postgraduate study fairs are so important, we run several of our own!

  • Applying for a Masters

    Once you’ve decided postgraduate study is for you, the next step is to start applying to courses. Our guide provides an overview of the Masters application process, together with some tips for making sure your application is as strong as possible.

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