Our Postgraduate Study Fair, Birmingham 2016 exhibitors are listed below:
Aarhus University is a young, modern university established in 1928. It has grown to become a leading public research university with international reach covering the entire research spectrum. With more than half of its 40,000 students enrolled at Master’s or PhD level, Aarhus University is a graduate university. Today more than 12 per cent of our students are international. Among our students more than 120 nationalities are represented. As a student at Aarhus University you will become part of an international study environment characterised by research excellence and innovation. We encourage critical thinking and active learning, and we believe that a degree from Aarhus University gives you a great starting-point for a future international career, be it in research, industry or in the public sector.
Aarhus University can be found on stand 38
At Aberystwyth we offer our students a tremendous variety of courses, through a flexible structure that is responsive to your needs. These include directly vocational courses and the more academic courses, which can be studied in many different combinations.
Aberystwyth University is well known for its quality of services to postgraduate students including a designated Graduate School and exclusive postgraduate accommodation.
Our postgraduate students benefit from a diverse and international student population and there is much opportunity for multi-disciplinary research and learning through the diverse programmes on offer. We are home to over 9,000 students, including over 800 international students from over 90 nations. All degree programmes are internationally recognised and we have many international alliances offering opportunities for research and student and staff exchanges.
Aberystwyth University can be found on stand 10
At Aston Business School it’s our ambition to help you make the most of yours.
Impressive accreditation, a worldwide reputation and extras such as integrated internships and study abroad opportunities all enhance your prospects and future career progression.
Our MSc and MBA portfolio has been designed in close partnership with business and industry in the UK and internationally. We offer courses in the following subject areas:
Ranked in the top 100 higher education institutions in the world for Business and Management Studies by QS World University Rankings, top 50 in the world for masters in finance by the Financial Time Masters in Management 2015 and top 10 in the UK for careers in Finance and Marketing by LinkedIn 2014/15, you can be sure your academic journey is in safe hands.
Aston Business School can be found on stand 7
Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established research-led University known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links to industry, government and commerce. Julia King, The Baroness Brown of Cambridge became Vice-Chancellor of the University in 2006.
Aston is a leading university for graduate employment success, ranking consistently in the top 10 for employability for the last 20 years. The University is consistently ranked in the UK's top 40 universities confirming our place amongst the elite.
Aston University is based in the centre of Birmingham, home to over 65,000 students and one of Europe’s liveliest and most welcoming cities..
Aston University can be found on stand 6
BARBRI is the market-leading provider of the Bar Review programme that prepares law graduates and lawyers to sit the US State bar examinations.
Gaining a US Attorney-at-Law qualification, and in particular becoming a New York Attorney-at-Law has now become an entry level requirement for many of the leading areas of international legal services. BARBRI International can greatly enhance your marketability in a competitive legal market at home and abroad by helping you obtain this outstanding international legal qualification.
Barbri International can be found on stand 53
BI Norwegian Business School is an internationally recognized not-for-profit private institution, located in the vibrant city of Oslo, Norway. Established in 1943, BI has one of Europe’s largest and most productive academic environments within the fields of finance, marketing, economics and management. BI is a triple crown accredited institution, a prestigious distinction shared by less than 1 % of business schools. Our triple crown accreditation has been awarded by the world’s leading and most respected accreditation bodies: European Foundation for Management Development (EQUIS), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) – Awarded, and Association of MBAs (AMBA). In addition, BI continues to reach a higher position within international higher education rankings. In 2014, BI climbed yet another six places in the Financial Times ranking of the best European business schools. Our accreditations and rankings will help you secure a bright future by providing you a degree that will be; recognized and valued all over the world, education holds high academic and ethical standards, and meets the demands of the labour market, your learning process at BI is supported by a team of high quality faculty. Our extensive programme portfolio offers English taught programmes from Bachelor to PhD. Join us in the land of the mid-night sun for an unforgettable learning experience that will open doors to your dream professional career!
BI Norwegian Business School can be found on stand 57
At Birmingham City University, we encourage you to stand out from the crowd and shape the world with your achievements. You will benefit from tutors with extensive industry experience, as well as our close relationships with leading businesses and organisations; it’s no surprise that 93 per cent of our postgraduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE report, 2012-13).
We are an active research centre, and the REF 2014 report found we had doubled the amount of staff producing internationally-recognised research, with 90 per cent of the University’s submission judged to have delivered ‘outstanding’ impact in a number of areas.
We also aim to make postgraduate study affordable for everyone, with our new range of scholarships offering up to £10,000 to those from underrepresented groups and the University’s alumni.
Our campuses continue to develop, with nearly £260 million invested in enhancing the facilities our future professionals need to prosper.
Birmingham City University can be found on stand 43
Brunel University London offers a wide range of high quality postgraduate programmes in a variety of subject areas. Our strong research ethos and links with industry ensure our courses are innovative and relevant. Our programmes are supplemented by skills training and professional development sessions provided by our dedicated Graduate School and School of Professional Development, so that you will have the qualifications and skills necessary to flourish in your chosen field. Our vibrant and multicultural campus features a wealth of specialist research facilities and study resources, guaranteed accommodation, and impressive sports and arts provision.
Brunel University London can be found on stand 27
Whether you want to enhance your career prospects, change direction or pursue further academic study, Cardiff University could be your next step.
Internationally recognised as one of Britain's major teaching and research universities and, as a member of the Russell Group, we are committed to enabling world-leading, agenda setting research.
Joining Cardiff University you will become part of a network of over 8,500 postgraduates and will benefit from studying in a dynamic research environment alongside staff who are working at the frontiers of knowledge in their disciplines.
Visit our stand to find out more!
Cardiff University can be found on stand 1
Choose a Global University
Whether you are looking to enhance your career, gain a competitive edge in the job market or delve deeper into a subject you love, we offer a wide range of taught postgraduate programmes. Benefit from high quality teaching by experts in their field, conduct research alongside world class researchers – 61% of our research was rated world leading or internationally excellent in REF 2014 – and gain professional experience with big name brands.
Not only that, but our pioneering Global Leaders Programme, which fits around your studies, offers postgraduate students a unique opportunity to participate in exclusive activities designed to develop and enhance your global leadership potential, professional skills and international experience.
Our learning experience is second to none. We’re ranked 15th in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2016 and have been awarded the title of Modern University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Coventry University can be found on stand 18
We are a distinctive, exclusively postgraduate university specialising in Aerospace, Agrifood, Defence and Security, Energy, Environmental Technology, Leadership and Management, Manufacturing and Transport Systems. We are closely aligned to the needs of industry and work with many global corporate partners such as Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Nissan and BAE Systems. Our closeness to industry means we offer relevant, practical teaching that is firmly based on our transformational research.
The Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF) has assessed that 81% of the research at Cranfield University is world leading or internationally excellent. We are one of the UK's top five research universities alongside Oxford, Cambridge, UCL and Imperial College, based on commercial income, and are positioned highly in the UK for the 'impact' of our research in our three areas of assessment, namely Aeronautical, Mechanical, Chemical and Manufacturing Engineering; Business and Management; and Agrifood.
Cranfield University can be found on stand 58
Would you like to lead industrial projects worldwide? Are you passionate for the automotive sector and willing to develop an international career?
The masters in International Industrial Project Management provides you that opportunity!
How? Firstly, 5 months studying at ICADE Business School (Madrid, Spain) with an international group of students and a high qualified Faculty. The contents will be focused on project management, finance and management skills and combined with industrial tours organized by Gestamp.
After that, 4 months internship at any of the work centers of Gestamp: Germany, China, the US or Argentina to name just a few options.
When? The next edition will start on October 2016 but you can send your application now to [email protected]
Gestamp & ICADE can be found on stand 16
Glasgow Caledonian University / GCU London can be found on stand 19
Goldsmiths is a close-knit community at the very heart of a truly vibrant and international city. Boasting a rich academic heritage and a reputation for being a creative powerhouse, Goldsmiths has been inspiring students since 1904.
We’ve been ranked among the world's top 40 universities in the world for international students (QS World University Rankings 2014). Regardless of where you're from or where you're going, we bring learning to life through personal contact with the best in the academic world.
We champion degrees that provoke thought and stretch the imagination. One of the best things about studying for a postgraduate degree at Goldsmiths is the lack of confines. It's not unusual for our academics to collaborate on projects across departments, so you'll have the freedom to go wherever your research takes you. Our postgraduate degrees range from the arts, humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, computing, and entrepreneurial business and management.
Goldsmiths, University of London can be found on stand 42
Harper Adams University is a short journey to Telford Central, just 25 minutes from Birmingham New Street Station.
Part-time and full time Masters degrees are on offer in (primarily) land-based subjects, including; agriculture, aquaculture, veterinary physiotherapy, ruminant nutrition, applied ecology and entomology, agro-ecology, forestry, business food and engineering.
Regarded as the leading university of its type in the UK and established in 1901, Harper Adams University is set in a beautiful Shropshire countryside campus location, boasting 100% internationally recognised research.
Postgraduate diplomas and certificate are also available for many courses, giving a competitive boost to anybody looking to boost their career on gain entry to the field.
Harper Adams University can be found on stand 24
King’s College London is one of the world’s leading universities, with a distinguished history, a solid foundation and an innovative atmosphere. Over the past 180 years King’s has made an extraordinary contribution to modern life, particularly in the areas of science, medicine, healthcare, social science, education, law and the arts and humanities. One of the oldest universities in the UK and fourth oldest in England, King’s pioneering research continues to help shape the world in which we live.
Our vibrant postgraduate community of 10,000 students is supported by the Graduate School whose prime purpose is to enable the best possible postgraduate student experience and to ensure that all our postgraduate students fulfil their potential. King’s maintains a reputation for friendliness and inclusiveness and continues to emphasise its tradition of working ‘in the service of society’.
King's College London can be found on stand 48
After celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2014, Lancaster University continues to excel in teaching and research. Ranked in global top 1%, we are also a top 10 UK University with a national and international reputation for our teaching and research. We also boast a 360 acre campus within the beautiful Lancashire countryside, with easy links to Lancaster city centre.
Lancaster University can be found on stand 20
LSE is the world’s leading dedicated social science institution, with many departments achieving the highest ratings for teaching quality and research. 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 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 (LSE) can be found on stand 13
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine was named the world’s leading research-focused graduate school (Thomson Reuters / Times Higher Education) and has been cited as one of the world’s top universities for collaborative research.
Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.
We offer 19 London-based Masters; 5 via distance learning; Research degrees (MPhil/PhD and DrPH) and Short Study courses. The teaching programme has a combination of laboratory-based biological courses and social science courses to cover all areas of public and population health, epidemiology, control of infectious diseases and tropical medicine.
Graduates go on to work in NGOs, ministries of health, health services in the UK and overseas, academia, charities and the private industry.
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine can be found on stand 31
Loughborough - A Leading University
The league tables confirm our enviable position we are 11th in the Guardian and the Complete University Guide and 13th in the Times/Sunday Times. The QS World Rankings have rated us a five star University and only Oxford has won more Queens Prizes. We came 1st in the WhatUni Student Choice Awards by winning University of the year in 2015 and we are proud to have been voted England’s Best Student Experience for six consecutive years.
We are also a research-intensive university. Our approach is driven by society’s need for applied solutions to real-world problems, which help to improve quality of life. Research and teaching are integrated at every opportunity to provide the highest quality learning experience.
We have a tradition of working closely with business and industry, and we benefit from extensive partnerships with companies of all sizes and our graduates are often targeted by top recruiters. We also support our student’s business aspirations with a range of practical services and facilities – including The Studio, a unique two-year support package for graduates taking their first steps in business.
Loughborough University can be found on stand 52
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Newman University can be found on stand 28
Northumbria University offers a wide range of postgraduate taught courses and research opportunities, designed to offer you advanced skills relevant in today’s global workplace. Research opportunities (MPhil, PhD and Professional Doctorate) are available in all of our departments. 96% of our graduates are in work or further study 6 months after graduating*.
For further information visit: www.northumbria.ac.uk/masters
Northumbria University can be found on stand 12
Oxford Brookes ranks highly for graduate employability and student satisfaction – both at over 90%.
You can study courses in a range of subject areas including arts, built environment, business and management, computing, education, engineering, health and life sciences, humanities, languages and social sciences.
Campuses and halls
There are three campuses - at Headington, Harcourt Hill and Wheatley - and eight halls of residence with over 5,000 rooms costing between £105 and £152 per week.
All halls and campuses, as well as the city centre and Cowley Road, are on Brookes Bus routes, and undergraduate students get a free Brookes Bus pass.
Oxford offers a diverse range of shops, restaurants, pubs and clubs. Cowley Road – 15 minutes’ walk from Brookes’ Headington Campus - is a hub of student life with numerous cafes and bars as well as a mix of independent shops.
Brookes Union runs bars, freshers’ week events, balls, film nights and other social events. All students automatically become part of Brookes Union upon joining the university.
Oxford Brookes University can be found on stand 21
Robert Gordon University (RGU) is a dynamic, modern place to study with an international reputation for providing high quality postgraduate education. RGU is consistently ranked as a top UK university for graduate employability with a 98.5% graduate employability rate (HESA, 2013/14). RGU’s diverse and exciting range of degree programmes are taught in state-of-the-art facilities by specialists who maintain close links with the world of work.
Whether you have recently graduated, want professional accreditation, are looking to retrain or develop your career - whatever your reasons for postgraduate study - we offer a wide range of courses with flexible study modes including online, part-time or full-time to fit around your needs.
Robert Gordon University can be found on stand 54
Established in 1845, our historic campus in the Cotswold countryside is a stimulating and unique learning environment that both develops and encourages our postgraduate students to achieve their future dreams in the agricultural, land, business management, food, equine and property industries.
You can choose from a diverse range of full and part-time courses, including MSc courses in the areas of Real Estate and Land Management, Equine Science, International Rural Development, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security and Business Management, as well as a range of MBAs in Agribusiness, Farm Management and Food Industries.
We also offer short professional development courses, such as the Graduate Diploma in Agriculture, as well as PhD and research degrees.
Choosing the RAU for your postgraduate studies entitles you to a dynamic and stimulating learning environment with inspiring and highly supportive teaching. You would join students from 48 countries and an alumni network of over 14k students who enjoy 93% graduate employment.
Royal Agricultural University can be found on stand 36
SOAS (the School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London is the only Higher Education institution in the UK specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East.
SOAS has a diverse population of over 2200 postgraduate students from more than 130 countries and offers over 115 postgraduate programmes in law, social sciences, arts & humanities and languages & cultures with a distinctive regional focus and global relevance. For more information on postgraduate courses please visit: www.soas.ac.uk/postgraduate
SOAS University of London can be found on stand 32
Study Options is the official Application Support Service for UK-based students wanting to apply to university in Australia and New Zealand. We are a free, independent, expert-service for students. We offer advice and counselling to help you choose the right course at the right university, and are then responsible for guiding you through the whole process, from making an application to accepting an offer of place. We also provide comprehensive support and guidance to research students and on the practicalities of studying abroad including student accommodation and student visas.
Study Options can be found on stand 5
Swansea University is a UK top 30 institution for research excellence (REF 2014) that has been providing the highest quality postgraduate teaching since 1920.
One of the UK's leading universities for collaborative research with industry, we offer research degrees in all of our Colleges: Arts and Humanities, Engineering, Human and Health Sciences, Law, Management, Medicine, and Science.
In 2014/15 over £5 million was available for postgraduate scholarships via funding provided by the University, research councils, and external organisations.
The postgraduate experience at Swansea goes beyond research and teaching excellence: our students enjoy spectacular seafront campuses next to the beach. The area is perfect for outdoor pursuits with the Gower Peninsula – the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – ideal for surfing, canoeing and mountain biking.
Swansea University can be found on stand 35
The US-UK Fulbright Commission is a not-for-profit organisation funded by both governments to promote educational exchange between the US and the UK. The Commission offers prestigious Awards for postgraduate study and academic research in the US, as well as an Advisory Service. As part of the EducationUSA advising network, the Advisory Service is the only official source of US study information in the UK.
The Fulbright Commission can be found on stand 49
Canada is known for its excellent quality of life. Visualize vibrant cities, beautiful spaces and welcoming multi-cultural communities. Besides providing exceptional standards of living, safety and first class healthcare, Canada is also internationally recognized for a competency-based teaching approach that prepares students to be productive in the workplace immediately after graduation. Canadian universities are primarily publicly-funded and highly accountable for quality assurance in teaching, research and campus facilities. Tuition and living costs are very competitive when you compare top ranking destinations for study abroad. Last year, more than 293,000 international students, chose Canada for a premier education, access to global career opportunities and an exciting cross-cultural experience.
The High Commission of Canada can be found on stand 50
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 and 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. We provide an inspirational learning environment where you have the opportunity work alongside staff who are actively engaged in world-class research. Integrating research with learning and teaching is at the heart of our strategy - this means that you will not only be close to discoveries and breakthroughs but also the people responsible for them.
The Leeds experience is a truly international one, with over 7000 postgraduate students from over 145 countries. 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.
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 25
The University of Manchester, first established in 1824, is now one of the most respected worldwide. With an investment programme which has already seen £750 million spent on buildings and facilities since 2004, we are well on the way to achieving our target of becoming one of the world’s top 25 universities. Our research output has placed us amongst the UK’s top research universities in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, with the quality and breadth of activity placing us 5th in the UK for Research Power. The prestigious Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities currently places Manchester 5th in the UK, and 38th in the world.
We offer a wide range of subjects and currently have over 9,000 overseas students enrolled from over 180 countries. Our extensive careers support will equip you for the working world 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 47
The University of Strathclyde is one of the UK’s leading universities, meeting the needs of students, employers, industry and the wider community through its teaching, research and consultancy. Founded in 1796, today Strathclyde is the third largest university in Scotland and welcomes more than 22,000 students from over 100 countries. The University has an excellent reputation not only in teaching and research but also for its strong links with industry and the private sector. Every year thousands of students make Strathclyde their first choice - this is largely thanks to our world-class reputation, but also because Strathclyde is a friendly and forward-thinking university based in the heart of Glasgow, one of Europe’s finest cities. We are recognised as one of the largest providers of postgraduate education in the UK, offering a wide range of courses and research opportunities across four faculties – Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and the Strathclyde Business School.
The University of Strathclyde can be found on stand 3
Università Bocconi is one of Europe’s leading economics and business universities. Its modern urban campus is located in the centre of Milan, Italy’s commercial, financial and fashion capital.
Bocconi offers a wide range of MSc programs taught entirely in English by a distinguished international faculty: International Management, Management, Marketing Management, Accounting Financial Management and Control, Finance, Economics and Management in Arts Culture Media and Entertainment, Government and International Organizations, Economic and Social Sciences, Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology, European Public Policy and Politics.
A community of over two thousand international students helps to create a lively exchange of experiences and ideas that contributes to the personal growth and background of all Bocconi graduates.
Bocconi provides selected students - from Italy, Europe and the rest of the world - with a truly international education that leads to academic opportunities in leading institutions and superior access to the job market.
Università Bocconi can be found on stand 22
Ranked in the top five of the UK’s universities and colleges by the Guardian University Guide 2016 for the second year running, Bath is well established as a nurturing environment for enterprising minds. Voted first for student satisfaction two years in a row (National Student Survey 2013, 2014) and top in the Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey 2015, we employ world-class academics in management, science, engineering and the humanities. You can apply for post graduate study in all disciplines across both taught and research programmes. With a growing research portfolio worth over £120 million, and 87% of our research ranked as world leading (REF 2014) you will address key global problems, working closely with international partners in academia and industry to develop innovative solutions. Bath is a research-intensive university, with a culture of innovation and discovery. Join us and make a difference.
University of Bath can be found on stand 40
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 postgraduate researchers to make a major impact on society and to become the leaders of tomorrow in whatever field they pursue. We are constantly striving to provide our doctoral (PhD) researchers with the best possible supervision, research facilities and support services to ensure that they reach the peak of their potential. Being a doctoral researcher at Birmingham means working and developing alongside world-leading academics, with outstanding training and development opportunities at your fingertips. A PhD from Birmingham is therefore much more than a continuation from your previous studies: it is a real investment in your future.
We are also investing in our doctoral researchers and have over £24 million in postgraduate student support and scholarships to enable the most talented postgraduates from across the world to realise their potential with us.
Visit our stand to find out more, or go to our website: www.birmingham.ac.uk/dr
University of Birmingham can be found on stand 37
The University of Brighton is a large, modern, metropolitan university of 18,000 undergraduate and 3,000 postgraduate students and 2,500 staff. It is organised into three academic colleges (arts & humanities, social science, and life, health & physical sciences) each of which has a vibrant culture of research and scholarship. The University of Brighton is committed to social relevance, steering its curriculum and research projects toward the fulfilment of public and social good. It has an active engagement with both local and global communities, based on the shared values of engagement, diversity, participation, collaboration and sustainability.
University of Brighton can be found on stand 33
The University of Bristol has a long history of attracting the brightest and most gifted individuals from across the world to our postgraduate research programmes. Our students study alongside the absolute best in their field, in a supportive environment that challenges and stretches them, and which is recognised globally for its academic excellence.
The Research Excellence Framework 2014 ranked Bristol among the UK’s top research universities. This assessment of research quality across UK higher education showed our research to have top quality and major impact on society and the economy.
Beautiful, cosmopolitan, vibrant and yet relaxed, Bristol is the south west's leading city and a great place to live. The University occupies many historic and modern buildings in charming surroundings at the heart of the city. Don't take our word for all this - explore the possibilities for yourself.
University of Bristol can be found on stand 11
UCLan is a modern, dynamic University with long-established roots going back over 150 years. With over 30,000 students, over 500 undergraduate courses and 200 taught postgraduate programmes, UCLan is one of the largest universities in the UK. Our compact and attractive campus features state-of-the-art teaching buildings and resources, with considerable investment in new facilities over recent years. Our students enjoy excellent IT facilities, including a pioneering virtual learning environment and an ultra-modern library and resources centre.
University of Central Lancashire can be found on stand 56
At the University of Derby we offer you a high quality education, which is relevant to today’s world. Our top priority is to ensure you are well equipped to lead a successful career. A large proportion of our teaching staff have worked in industry as nurses, teachers, lawyers, criminal investigators, social workers and so on. They will inspire and support your goals and offer a personal learning experience. That’s why we’ve been recognised by The Times Good University Guide as being in the Top 10 in the country for Teaching Quality.
We continuously invest in industry facilities - £18m in 2014. For instance, we have an NHS standard hospital ward and radiography suite, physiology labs, forensic training facility, law courts and a commercial spa.
Realise your potential with the number one university for graduate employment in the East Midlands.*
*HESA 2015 (universities with a graduating class over 2,000)
University of Derby can be found on stand 9
Ready to stand out from the crowd?
As one of the UK’s leading Universities for online distance learning, we are dedicated to providing structured and supported postgraduate degrees available to study 100% online. Online learning allows students to enjoy the flexibility to study alongside their career or other commitments, without the need to attend fixed lectures or travel to our campus in the UK.
Our academics and lecturers are highly qualified experts in their respective fields and specialists in online learning. Whether you’re studying at PgDip, PgCert or Masters level, all our courses have been specifically designed for online learning. Learning materials are accessible at any time via a computer or mobile device and encourage engagement with tutors and fellow students from around the world. Through online discussion boards, cafe forums, wikis, blogs, Skype and online live taught sessions, you are guaranteed to have an enriching and engaging learning experience.
University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL) can be found on stand 8
A centre of academic excellence for over 400 years, and located in the heart of Scotland's capital city, the University of Edinburgh is a world-class institution, aiming to attract the best students and staff from around the globe. This year, the University was placed 21st in the world and 6th in Europe in the QS World University Rankings. With over 35,000 students from over 130 countries, Edinburgh is also one of the largest UK universities, offering a vibrant and cosmopolitan environment for living and learning. The University is made up of three colleges, Humanities & Social Science, Medicine & Veterinary Medicine, and Science & Engineering, and offers one of the widest subject spreads in the UK. We offer more than 300 taught postgraduate programmes, including a growing number via online distance learning, and research opportunities are available in all our academic disciplines.
University of Edinburgh can be found on stand 14
Ranked in the top two per cent of world universities, with three subjects in the global top 100, the University of Essex celebrated 50 years of excellence in education and research in 2014. Our students have ranked Essex in the UK’s top ten for student satisfaction for the past three years. Founded to be daring and different, the University continues to challenge convention and conduct pioneering research which informs policy and changes lives. Placed in the top 20 UK universities for research excellence, and consistently top for politics, we are an international community for original thinkers. In 2013 we were awarded the only Regius Professorship for political science by HM The Queen. Research informs our teaching, providing a transformational living and learning experience which equips our students with the skills, knowledge and curiosity to build successful careers and lead fulfilling lives.
University of Essex can be found on stand 45
The University of Exeter was given charter in 1955, but has educational roots stretching back more than 150 years. Today, we are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research intensive universities, are securely placed in the top 10 of all major UK higher education league tables, and have a rapidly growing international reputation. We combine our academic excellence and world-leading research with stunning campuses in the most beautiful part of the UK.
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. We rank 34th in world (6th in the UK, 8th in Europe) according to the Leiden Rankings, which assess current research impact and quality via citations. We also rank 154th globally in the THE World University Rankings, and 161st in the QS World University Rankings.
University of Exeter can be found on stand 51
Established in 1834, we have approximately 10,000 students studying at our three campuses in the centre of Cheltenham and Gloucester.
Located in the South West of England, only 2 hours from London and less than 1 hour from other cities such as Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff and Oxford, Gloucestershire is famous as the birthplace of the Harry Potter author J.K Rowling and as the gateway to the beautiful surrounding countryside of the Cotswolds.
Reasons to study at Gloucestershire
We offer foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Accounting & Finance, Art & Design, Fashion, Biology, Business Management, Marketing, MBA, Communications / Media, Computing, IT, Education, Geography, Environment, Hospitality, Tourism & Event Management, Humanities, Landscape Architecture, Law, Psychology and Sports.
University of Gloucestershire can be found on stand 55
With state-of-the-art facilities, award winning academic staff and fantastic accommodation options, Huddersfield consistently stands out from the crowd.
The University of Huddersfield is absolutely committed to ensuring that the quality and relevance of your postgraduate studies are of the very highest level. We believe that a high quality research environment informs high quality education and we are proud that many aspects of our research has been judged to be of a world class standard.
University of Huddersfield can be found on stand 23
Kent is a top 20 research-intensive university, which provides a dynamic and challenging academic environment informed by an international perspective and worldwide collaboration.
Known as ‘the UK’s European university’, Kent has two campuses in the UK and specialist postgraduate centres in Athens, Brussels, Paris and Rome. We have a large number of academic global partnerships and we are the only UK university to hold two prestigious Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Fellowships. Our jointly supervised PhD awards offer dual UK and European qualifications.
We have a generous £8.5m postgraduate scholarship fund and also offer a Graduate Teaching Assistantship scheme whereby postgraduate research students receive financial support in return for teaching.
University of Kent can be found on stand 34
The University of Lincoln’s award-winning city centre campus provides a modern, student-centred environment. Based on the picturesque Brayford Pool marina, everything you need is either on campus or a short walk away.
At Lincoln, we constantly invest in our campus to provide the best learning environment for our postgraduates. We know that you need access to the latest equipment and resources to develop the skills employers want. That is why the University has spent £170 million on its award-winning campus, with a further £130 million planned.
Research at the University of Lincoln is making a real difference to society on a regional, national and global scale, in a wide range of disciplines. The University was placed in the top ten nationally for the quality of its research outputs in two areas of the REF 2014.
We offer a range of courses in 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 41
As an internationally renowned institution and one of the UK’s leading research-based universities, we offer an excellent environment for your postgraduate studies. Our diverse community of over 7,500 postgraduates benefits from:
University of Reading can be found on stand 29
Salford is an ambitious University, with our 20,000 students contributing enormously to the local economy and our expertise transforming individuals and communities through excellent teaching, research, innovation and engagement. We are leading in areas, including health, energy, media and the built environment and have completed impressive work with business and industry partners. Situated only one and half miles from Manchester city centre, our campus is at the heart of a £650m regeneration scheme in the local area with new multi-million pound student residences and Arts & Media building due to open in 2015 and 2016 respectively.
University of Salford can be found on stand 39
Founded in 1905, the University of Sheffield has grown in reputation and size to become one of the UK’s leading universities with a global reputation for teaching and research. Ranked in the world top 100 (QS World University Rankings 2014) and a member of the elite UK Russell Group, you will learn in a supportive environment, be inspired by teachers at the cutting-edge of their field, enjoy our state-of-the-art facilities and take advantage of our established links with industry.
The most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) confirmed Sheffield's place as a world-leading university with an international reputation for research excellence across a wide range of disciplines. The results put Sheffield in the top 10 per cent of all UK universities, with 99% of our research assessed as internationally recognised or better.
We're one university, with one goal: to deliver even more for our students, staff and partners. That's why we were voted No. 1 in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Awards, 2014-15.
This amazing accolade further strengthens the University's position as an internationally renowned institution not only for academic excellence but also student experience.
University of Sheffield can be found on stand 2
Whether you are looking to extend your study, expand your career horizons or take on a new direction, the University of Southampton has a postgraduate programme for you. One of the UK’s top research intensive universities, we offer postgraduate education across a range of subjects:
You will work with internationally-respected academics and experience world-leading research.
Applications are welcomed throughout the year and studentships are available.
University of Southampton can be found on stand 15
The University of Sussex is an internationally recognised research institution ranked amongst the Top 10 universities in the UK, and 60th in the world for research influence (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012-2013).
Our high quality research brings innovative solutions to real world problems that benefits and enriches society and influences policy at international, national and regional levels.
We offer a range of Masters and PhD courses and funding opportunities that few other universities can match and are committed to providing outstanding teaching and learning resources and helping highly qualified graduates with the next step in their career.
University of Sussex can be found on stand 17
Warwick is one of the UK’s leading universities, and has always featured in the top ten in national league tables. Our University leads no fewer than five subject tables in The Times/ Sunday Times ranking, and is their 2014/15 University of the Year.
Our four faculties encompass the Arts, Social Sciences, Science and Medicine. 87% of our research has been identified as world leading or internationally excellent in the latest independent Research Excellence Framework (December 2014), so whether you want to study for a taught or research qualification, you will engage with academics at the forefront of their disciplines.
University of Warwick can be found on stand 4
At the University of Wolverhampton, the positive and welcoming atmosphere is the perfect basis in which to realise your potential. Everything we do is about giving you the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed. But you don’t just need to take our word for it!
University of Wolverhampton can be found on stand 26
Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, the University of York opened in 1963 with just 230 students. Since then we have become one of the world's leading universities, carving out a reputation as an academic powerhouse where a clear focus on excellence has secured national and international recognition alongside longer established institutions.
York offers a range of postgraduate taught and research programmes in arts, humanities, science, engineering and social sciences. 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.
Our extensive support network includes our Researcher Development Team, offering free training in a range of study and career skills. York offers a range of awards from scholarships directly funded by the University to those funded by UK Research Councils.
Set in a beautiful landscaped park, within easy reach of the historic city of York, the University is an outstanding study environment. In recent years, we have invested £750million in our campus to enable us to enhance our world - class facilities.
Find out more about the range of taught programmes and research degrees offered at York, visit our website at http://www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/
University of York can be found on stand 44