Exhibitors for Postgrad LIVE! SHEFFIELD on Wednesday 14 February 2018 are listed below:
We welcome over 24,000 students from over 80 countries to study with us, and we ensure all of them feel at home. Birmingham City University comprises three main campuses and the city boasts a diverse, multicultural atmosphere, one that you will experience and enjoy as part of the University.
By studying your Postgraduate degree at Birmingham City University, you will gain the knowledge and attributes that today’s employers constantly crave. Through our close relationships with businesses and organisations in Birmingham, you’ll gain extensive practical experience and skills. It’s no surprise that within six months of graduating, 97 per cent of our postgraduate students have progressed into employment or further study*.
By choosing Birmingham City University, you will be joining a diverse city with so much to offer. With over 42,000 companies, Birmingham is not just a good place to study and explore; it is also a great location to start your career.
*DLHE Survey 2015/16
Birmingham City University can be found on stand 20
Cardiff University offers you the chance to enhance your career prospects by being part of a thriving postgraduate community of over 8,500 students in a university known internationally for outstanding research and teaching.
As a member of the Russell Group, we are committed to enabling world-leading, agenda setting research.
Visit our stand to find out more!
Cardiff University can be found on stand 28
City, University of London is a leading global university and a member of the University of London. Located in the heart of the capital, City has a strong tradition of expertise in postgraduate education and is the only university in London to be both committed to academic excellence and focused on business and the professions. Rated the top university in London for student satisfaction (The Complete University Guide 2018) for the second successive year, City attracts around 19,000 students – forty-eight per cent at postgraduate level - from more than 160 countries and academic staff from over 75 countries.
Each of its over 150 taught postgraduate degrees has been developed by academic staff who are experts in their fields and who possess an in-depth understanding of the graduate employment marketplace. Many degrees are designed to meet particular industry standards, with a significant number accredited by professional bodies.
City, University of London can be found on stand 26
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the largest funding organisation in the world supporting the international exchange of students and academics. It is a registered association and its members are German institutions of higher education and student bodies. Besides awarding grants and scholarships, the DAAD supports the internationalisation of German universities, promotes German studies and the German language abroad, assists developing countries in establishing effective universities and advises decision makers on matters of cultural, education and development policy. The DAAD head office is in Bonn, but there is also an office in Berlin as well as 15 regional offices and 56 information centres throughout the world.
The DAAD London branch office is the contact point for all students and academics from British and Irish universities. We provide information on studying in Germany and offer funding to study and carry out research at German institutions of higher education. Most scholarships are available for all disciplines.
DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service can be found on stand 39
IE - Reinventing Higher Education can be found on stand 37
Leeds Beckett University can be found on stand 16
One of the largest, most dynamic and forward-thinking universities in the UK, Liverpool John Moores (LJMU) dates back to 1823. With 250,000 students and an ongoing investment programme which has already seen £160 million spent on buildings and facilities, this modern, civic University has a thriving postgraduate community.
A wealth of postgraduate taught and research opportunities are available across LJMU’s five faculties: Arts, Professional and Social Studies; Business; Education, Health and Community; Engineering and Technology; Science. Each faculty boasts cutting edge facilities. The award-winning £37 million Redmonds Building, for example, is home to state-of the- art film and broadcast facilities, whilst the Department of Maritime and Mechanical Engineering has some of the most modern maritime simulation facilities in Europe.
Another key attraction for postgraduate students is the university’s excellent employment prospects. With 96% of LJMU postgraduates in work or further study within six months of graduation it’s easy to see the real impact our postgraduate qualifications have on employability.
Liverpool John Moores University can be found on stand 34
LSE is the world’s leading dedicated social science institution. Situated in the heart of London, students from around 150 countries join those from all over the UK. This creates an unequalled cosmopolitan student body, bringing a diverse and challenging perspective to Masters study in the social sciences.
LSE offers over 140 taught postgraduate (MSc) programmes across 30 departments or institutes. As a 'laboratory of the social sciences', the School's academic profile spans a wide range of disciplines, from Accounting to Law, Management to Urbanisation. Postgraduate research degrees (MPhil/PhD) are offered by all of LSE's departments and institutes. Students are invited to submit applications that complement the academic interests of the School's staff. Entry requirements vary depending on the programme.
London School of Economics and Political Science can be found on stand 5
Our world-class research, outstanding teaching quality and passion for student experience have enabled us to create something truly special at Loughborough. This is reflected in our league table position and student feedback. We are proud to be 6th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2018), Britain’s best university for student experience for over ten years, 1st in the UK for employer student connections and achieving gold status for (TEF 2017). Whether you choose to study at the Loughborough or London campus we provide our postgraduate students with an exceptional learning environment that is moulded by our passion for innovation, research, and enterprise. With a vibrant forward-thinking research community, where world-class research takes place. We offer enviable facilities and support services to underpin your learning, we aim to provide the best environment for you to achieve your ambitions.
Come and pick up a prospectus and chat to our team.
Loughborough University can be found on stand 27
Manchester Metropolitan University can be found on stand 31
Founded in 2011, New College of the Humanities is launching a range of taught masters in the humanities for 2018 entry: MA Communicating Economic Policy*, MSc Global Politics, MA Historical Research & Public History, and MA Philosophy. With only 150 students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, the College offers postgraduate students small group teaching with specialist, research-active academics, as well as access to Professorial lectures delivered by luminaries including Simon Blackburn, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, AC Grayling and Steven Pinker - giving our students access to some of the world’s greatest thinkers. The MA programmes foster advanced skills in critical questioning, information gathering, synthesis and analysis, and oral and written communication. Located in Bloomsbury, the heart of academic London, the College’s location provides an unparalleled postgraduate experience. All NCH students are members of Senate House Library, the third largest humanities library in the UK.
*Course title to be confirmed
New College of the Humanities can be found on stand 32
From its historical roots in 1834, Newcastle University today combines a first-class academic learning environment in the heart of one of Britain's favourite student cities.
We are a founding member of the Russell Group and a Global top 200 university – 175th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-18, joint 161st in the QS World University Rankings 2018, and 105th in the world in the CWTS Leiden Ranking 2017.
Our students receive comprehensive advice and support from our multi-award winning careers service and we are consistently one of the top 20 ‘most targeted’ universities by the UK’s leading graduate employers. Our reputation and popularity is built on a high-quality teaching and learning experience and we were awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework, 2017.
We offer innovative and interdisciplinary taught programmes including Masters' awards, Postgraduate Certificates and Postgraduate Diplomas (e.g. MA, MBA, MSc, PGCE) and research degrees including research-Masters' awards, Doctoral and Professional Doctorate awards (e.g. MRes, MLitt, PhD, IPhD) in a wide range of subject areas. These include: Arts and Humanities; Biomedicine; Business, Economics, Finance, and Management; Dentistry; Education; Law; Medical Sciences; Science and Engineering; Social Sciences.
We regularly recruit students to fully-funded PhD studentships and full or partial funding is available for some of our taught programmes. Find out what’s currently available on our funding database, which is updated on a weekly basis.
Newcastle University can be found on stand 30
Why study at NTU?
Nottingham Trent University has been named University of the Year 2017 in the prestigious Times Higher Education awards. It is one of the biggest and most popular universities in the UK offering a number of benefits for our postgraduate students.
Visit for more information on our range of courses.
Nottingham Trent University can be found on stand 45
Research Proposal Writing Advice - University of Birmingham can be found on stand 17
Since establishing its first hotel school in 1982, the Swiss Education Group has become a world-class hospitality education network. The Group’s core educational values are based on the excellence of the Swiss hospitality tradition, focusing on the practical aspects of hotel management.
More than 6,500 students of over 120 different nationalities enroll each year. The Swiss Education Group offers a unique range of world-class academic courses accredited by British and US universities.
All schools are subject to stringent academic quality assurance; this guarantees that students are offered the high quality of education for which Switzerland is renowned.
Faithful to the tradition of Swiss hospitality management, programmes combine academic study with practical experience. Close ties with industry partners of global import ensure that the quality of the academic courses meet the requirements of hospitality employers. Students can network with industry leaders at the biannual SEG International Recruitment Forum.
All schools are set amid spectacular alpine and lakeside scenery or in lively Swiss cities, and offer cutting-edge facilities and technical equipment.
The global alumni network brings together over 20,000 SEG graduates worldwide.
SEG, Swiss Education Group can be found on stand 25
With more than 60,000 students, Sheffield combines a friendly, creative and independent city centre with plenty of suitable accommodation, easy access to some of the finest countryside in the UK as well as quick and easy transport links.
We have around 200 postgraduate courses to choose from, giving you the chance to delve deeper into a subject area, challenge accepted thinking and generate your own ideas.
Want to find out more? Come along to our Postgraduate Open Day on 28 February to discover what Sheffield Hallam can do for you.
Sheffield Hallam University can be found on stand 36
SOAS, University of London can be found on stand 6
Staffordshire University can be found on stand 3
We at Teesside University believe that an investment in knowledge still pays the best return. By developing your skills, expertise, experience and networks, you show that you’re ready for extra responsibilities or a new challenge.
With a postgraduate qualification, you are likely to earn more in the long run. A postgraduate degree is worth on average £200,000 extra in lifetime earnings. (The Sutton Trust 2013)
Whatever your reasons, you need to be passionate, dedicated, motivated and determined to make it. The challenge will stimulate you – and your sense of achievement when you realise your goal will make it worthwhile.
We offer a wide range of postgraduate taught and research degrees to suit you. With postgraduate loans of up to £10,280* for full- and part- time masters programmes for tuition fees and maintenance, there has never been a better time to study a postgraduate degree.
Teesside University can be found on stand 11
The University of Exeter combines teaching excellence and world-leading research with stunning campuses in the most beautiful part of the UK.
The University was given charter in 1955, but has educational roots stretching back more than 160 years. Today, we are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research intensive universities and have a rapidly growing international reputation.
98% of our research was recognised as of international quality by the Research Excellence Framework 2014, and we subsequently received the third highest increase to Government funding for research. Our teaching was rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
The University of Exeter can be found on stand 41
The University of Law can be found on stand 10
The University of Leeds is one of the UK’s largest research-intensive universities. We are known for the quality of our postgraduate teaching and research, being internationally recognised as a centre of excellence in a wide range of disciplines.
As a Leeds postgraduate you will join a vibrant community of outstanding academics and students, all passionate about their subjects. Integrating research with learning and teaching is at the heart of our strategy - meaning that you will not only be close to discoveries and breakthroughs but also work alongside staff who are actively responsible for them.
The Leeds experience is a truly international one, with over 9000 postgraduate students from over 150 countries, contributing to Leeds receiving the title of best cultural place to live by The Times. Our size means that you benefit from outstanding learning resources, including one of the country’s leading academic research libraries, and high quality laboratories and computing facilities which are only being improved by our £520m campus development plan.
We have an extensive portfolio of postgraduate taught course and research opportunities, so whether you want to deepen your knowledge of a subject, enhance your career opportunities or take a new direction in life, the University of Leeds is the place to be.
The University of Leeds can be found on stand 2
The University of Manchester, first established in 1824, is now one of the most respected higher education institutions worldwide. With an investment programme which has seen £750 million spent on facilities since 2004, we are well on the way to achieving our target of becoming one of the world’s top twenty-five universities. Our research output has placed us amongst the UK’s top research universities in the most recent Research Excellence Framework, with the quality and breadth of our activity placing us fifth in the UK for research power. The prestigious Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities currently places Manchester sixth in the UK, and thirty-eighth in the world.
We offer a wide range of courses and currently have over 9,000 overseas students enrolled from over 180 countries. Our extensive programme of careers support ensures that students are ready for the world of work and our graduates are frequently targeted by employers from all over the UK and beyond. More than 600 recruiters visit our campus and recruitment fairs each year. Hundreds more employers and alumni take part in our mentoring programmes, specialist careers information events and online activities. Our careers service advertises over 6,000 jobs annually, with an online database available exclusively to University of Manchester students and alumni.
The University of Manchester can be found on stand 35
The University of Sheffield can be found on stand 4
One of the world’s leading universities, UCL is London’s top multidisciplinary research university with an international reputation for the quality of its research and teaching.
Defining characteristics of a UCL education:
An exceptional learning environment
A global leader in generating new knowledge
Advancing your career
University College London can be found on stand 13
At Birmingham we encourage and empower people, enabling them to make the most of their time with us. Our vision is to inspire today's brightest postgraduates to make a major impact on society and to become the leaders of tomorrow in whatever field they pursue. Birmingham boasts an extensive portfolio of postgraduate courses with over 600 taught postgraduate programmes and a wealth of research opportunities to choose from. We have over £25 million in postgraduate student support and scholarships available to enable postgraduates from across the world to realise their potential with us.
Being a Birmingham postgraduate means working alongside world-leading academics, with outstanding training and development opportunities at your fingertips. A postgraduate degree from Birmingham is therefore much more than a continuation from your previous studies: it is a real investment in your future.
Visit our stand to discuss the postgraduate opportunities we have to offer.
University of Birmingham can be found on stand 9
The University of Bristol has a long history of attracting the brightest and most gifted individuals from across the world. Our students study amongst the best in their field, in a supportive and stimulating environment recognised globally for its academic excellence.
The University of Bristol is among the UK’s finest research universities, occupying a spot in the top 5 for research quality and recognised as having a major impact on society and the economy (REF 2014). We are one of the top 50 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2018), and our historical and innovative central campus pins together some of Bristol’s most popular districts.
Beautiful, cosmopolitan and vibrant, Bristol is the South West's leading city. Arts, sport, green spaces and community activities thrive within its boundaries, and it has won an array of accolades including ‘best UK city to live in’ (The Times, 2017).
University of Bristol can be found on stand 24
University of Central Lancashire can be found on stand 29
Whether you want to develop your specialist knowledge, or diversify your expertise to widen your career choices, the University of East Anglia is the perfect place to help you gain that all-important competitive edge.
With UEA's huge selection of courses, some of the very best lecturers in the world, and access to exceptional research and teaching facilities, UEA's postgraduate experience can help you realise your ambitions. Apply to UEA and become part of a community dedicated to excellence and to making a difference on a local, national, and global scale. We are ranked in the World Top 200 (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2017) and 10th in the UK for the quality of our research outputs in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF2014).
University of East Anglia can be found on stand 21
University of Huddersfield can be found on stand 40
Kent is one of the country’s most dynamic universities. Established in 1965, we have over 20,000 students studying at campuses in the picturesque south-east of England and continental-European sites in Brussels, Paris and Athens and Rome.
Ranked 17th in the UK for research intensity* (REF 2014), much of our research is classed as world leading, and the University is a major educational, economic and cultural force throughout its region with well-established external networks and partnerships around the world.
We are a leading university, rated gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework** and ranked 22nd in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2018. We also recently won the ‘Outstanding Support for Students’ category at the 2017 Times Higher Education (THE) Awards.
* of 122 universities not including specialist institutions; rankings are taken from the Times Higher Education, Jan 2015.
**The University of Kent's Statement of Findings can be found by clicking on our logo.
University of Kent can be found on stand 33
University of Leicester can be found on stand 22
The University of Lincoln was awarded Gold – the highest standard possible - in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The award reflects our exciting teaching, great support for students and excellent employment outcomes. Lincoln is a top 50 UK university (The Guardian University Guide 2018; Complete University Guide 2018), known for a pioneering approach to working with employers, which has been recognised with a Lord Stafford Award and Times Higher Education Award. Among our most recent graduates, 95% were in work or further study six months after finishing their course, with more than three quarters in graduate level roles. More than half of our research is judged to be internationally excellent or world leading (Research Excellence Framework).
Programmes available include: Business, Law, Architecture, Science, Engineering, Health and Social Sciences, Psychology, Media, Humanities, Performance, Art, Design, and Animal Sciences.
University of Lincoln can be found on stand 1
University of Oulu can be found on stand 15
University of Salford can be found on stand 23
The University of Southampton has a postgraduate programme for you - whether you are looking to extend your study, improve your career prospects, or move in a new direction. A founding member of the Russell Group and ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world, the University of Southampton offers over 90 research courses. As a postgraduate student, you will become part of a vibrant community with access to state-of-the-art facilities, globally recognised academics and world-leading research to help you become the best in your field.
Applications are welcomed throughout the year, although early application is advised. click our logo for more information.
University of Southampton can be found on stand 14
The University of Surrey has a world-class profile, a leading reputation in teaching and research, and received a prestigious Gold award in the first ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
The decision to undertake postgraduate study is often very personal. It can be a pursuit of passion, for targeted career progression, or even with a view to change the world for the better. Surrey is perfectly suited to unlock your potential and will help you achieve your academic and career ambitions. Whatever programme you choose, our dedicated academic staff will inspire you to discover new ways of thinking about your subject. Our academics and research teams are changing the world and their impact is felt on a global scale, and you will be part of that journey here at Surrey.
Visit our website for information on programmes, fees and funding and upcoming webinars.
University of Surrey can be found on stand 38
University of Warwick can be found on stand 12
York’s research-led teaching and outstanding programmes will help you develop the skills needed for success in a competitive global workplace. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017, York is in the top 100 for arts and humanities, life sciences and social sciences. York offers a range of postgraduate taught and research programmes with part-time and distance learning options.
York has an excellent reputation for its friendly and welcoming campus, strengthened by the collegiate system which encourages inclusivity and a valuable sense of community. It is one of only a few UK universities with a separate postgraduate association. The Graduate Students’ Association organise social activities and offer impartial academic and welfare support.
York offers a range of awards from scholarships directly funded by the University to those funded by UK Research Councils.
Find out more about York’s range of taught programmes and research degrees, click on our logo to visit our website.
University of York can be found on stand 8
The Department of Biology at the University of York is one of the UK’s most highly ranked biological sciences departments for research and teaching. We cover the spectrum of contemporary biological sciences from molecular aspects of cancer to field ecology. Our research efforts aim to tackle three major global challenges: health and disease, sustainable food and fuel, and environmental change.
We offer 3 taught Masters programmes: MSc Industrial Biotechnology, MSc Molecular Medicine and MSc Biodiversity, Ecology and Ecosystems along with our PhD offerings. We’re ranked 1st in the UK for research impact outside of academia (REF 2014) and have excellent facilities with easy access to the latest equipment and expert teaching. Please check our website for more information.
University of York, Department of Biology can be found on stand 7