Our Postgrad LIVE! Birmingham 2017 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 30
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.
Aston University, including all of our accommodation, library, and sports and teaching facilities, is situated in the centre of Birmingham - the UK’s second largest city. It is a friendly and diverse learning environment, home to a close-knit international campus community of over 13,000 students, including 2,500 international students from over 140 countries.
Aston has been ranked in the top 30 institutions in all UK League tables for 2016/ 2017 and we scored 89% student satisfaction in the government’s latest National Student Survey. More than 79% of our graduates find a grad-level job or further study within 6 months of graduation.
The University is organised into five Academic Schools and we offer an International Foundation Programme, Bachelor, Masters and Research degrees in areas such as Finance, Engineering, Medicine, Business, Pharmacy and International Relations and our triple accredited Business School offers an innovative MBA programme.
Aston University can be found on stand 24
Bath Spa University can be found on stand 6
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, 96 per cent of our postgraduate students have progressed into employment or further study*.
We welcome over 22,500 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 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 2014/15
Birmingham City University can be found on stand 27
Brunel University London is a campus-based university. Brunel's strong research ethos feeds directly into our taught and research programmes, ensuring that course content remains as up-to-date as possible. In the REF 2014, Brunel University London increased world leading research by 54%, so you can be sure you will be taught by a leader in your respective field.
Postgraduate courses at Brunel present a world of opportunity, with over 100 different specialist courses available. The flexibility we offer includes full-time and part-time study, as well as e-learning for long distance learners. Brunel awards postgraduate degrees in Master of Law, Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Research and Master of Science.
Opting for postgraduate study at Brunel opens up the opportunity to access an extensive range of state-of-the-art academic facilities all on one campus.
Brunel University London can be found on stand 38
Located in a vibrant European capital city, Cardiff Metropolitan University is a thriving and modern university. Integral to the city of Cardiff for more than 150 years, we continue to invest in our students’ future with a focus on student employability and enhancing the student experience; providing education and training opportunities of the highest quality to students from over 140 countries worldwide.
Through work placement programmes, links with professional bodies and the promotion of student entrepreneurship, our focus on employability has ensured that 96% of our graduates enter employment or further study within six months of graduation.*
Our objective is to develop creative, resilient and sought-after graduates with skills and experiences that enable them to make an impact in their chosen profession.
*Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2015
Cardiff Metropolitan University can be found on stand 9
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 3
Developing our portfolio of world-leading research is central to our ambition to break into the world’s top 100 universities under 50 years old.
Research is conducted in the fields of: Art, Design, Media and Performance; Computing and Mathematics; and our 12 dedicated and specialist research centres:
The research strategy is underpinned by a £250m investment in research, our estate and facilities to enable our academics to apply fresh and original approaches to key research challenges, to inform their teaching and provide opportunities for postgraduate students to participate in major research projects.
In addition to self-funded opportunities across the majority of our subject areas, we offer a significant number of fully-funded and part-funded PhD studentships to outstanding applicants.
Studentships are available throughout the year in many of the Centres indicated above, subject to availability at the current time.
Join us on our journey.
Coventry University can be found on stand 12
Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.
We are focused on the specialist themes of aerospace, defence and security, energy and power, environment and agrifood, manufacturing, transport systems, water and management.
We are home to many world-class, large-scale facilities which enhance our teaching and research. Our staff-to-student ratio is one of the best for any university in the UK and the world (one member of academic staff to every five students).
We work closely with business, industry and government across the world. Through our industry partnerships, applied research projects and our executive education and professional development programmes, we currently work with over 1,500 companies and organisations.
We are ranked in the top five of UK universities for commercial research income, with 81% of our research classed as world-leading or internationally excellent by REF (Research Excellence Framework, 2014).
Cranfield University can be found on stand 39
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 - The German Academic Exchange Service can be found on stand 32
Established in 1819, ESCP Europe is the oldest business school in the world. Its mission is to develop the next generation of transnational business leaders, preparing them to embrace the opportunities offered by cultural diversity.
With its six urban campuses in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw, ESCP Europe's true European Identity enables the provision of a unique style of cross-cultural education and a Global Perspective on International Management issues.
Through a combination of innovative pedagogy, cross-campus programmes and a research-active faculty, ESCP Europe is an essential contributor to the development of the transnational management culture so essential in today's global business environment.
Our network of 120 partner universities extends the School's reach from European to worldwide. Triple-crown accredited (AACSB ,EQUIS, AMBA,) ESCP Europe welcomes 4,000 students and 5,000 executives from 90 different nations every year, offering them a wide range of general management and specialised programmes (Bachelor, Master, MBA, PhD and Executive Education).
The School's 49,000-strong alumni network counts members from 200 nationalities. Together with its long-standing relationships with national and multinational companies, this network allows ESCP Europe to provide unique career opportunities on an international scale.
The aspiration of ESCP Europe is the credo of Europe: to remain faithful to its humanistic values while at the same time anticipating the new ways of the world.
ESCP Europe Business School can be found on stand 67
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 scholarships 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.
Our comprehensive advising website provides a step-by-step guide on the US application process. The Commission also hosts USA Grad School Day, an event that provides students with an insider’s view of how to successfully navigate the US postgraduate admissions process as well as information about the Fulbright Awards.
Fulbright Commission can be found on stand 31
Thinking of doing a postgraduate degree? Goldsmiths, University of London provides a creative, supportive and scholarly environment to study for a masters or research degree.
You could work alongside pioneering academics who are carrying out world-leading research in subjects covering the arts, humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, computing, and entrepreneurial business and management.
We began life in 1891 with one ideal: to be a dynamic force for change. Today we continue to build upon that early vision, maintaining a rich academic heritage and carrying out world-leading research, which puts us in the UK’s top 25 universities for quality of research. We're also ranked in the world's elite for 10 subject areas.
Goldsmiths is a small campus community with a global reach, and we bring your learning to life through personal contact with the best and brightest in their fields.
Goldsmiths, University of London can be found on stand 66
Harper Adams University can be found on stand 21
We’re Keele University and we’re different. Founded more than 60 years ago on the belief that we meet the demands of a new kind of society, economy and world, our principles resonate now more than ever.
Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we are a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We operate on a human scale, providing people the space to think and plenty to do, with a vast array of clubs, societies, activities and volunteering opportunities.
We successively rank at the very top of student satisfaction surveys. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. We offer a unique and international learning experience with a wide range of postgraduate programmes across our Faculties of Health, Humanities and Social Sciences or Natural Sciences.
Keele University can be found on stand 26
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 41
Kingston University is the ideal choice for in-depth postgraduate study, with world-leading departments and internationally renowned research.
We are very proud that Kingston University produces the highest number of graduate start-up businesses in the UK. Our links with business and industry continue to provide students with excellent placement opportunities, and up-to-date teaching informed by current industry practices and trends.
As we are so close to London, our students benefit from access to a huge number of employment opportunities. Our strong reputation among employers is well deserved and reflective of the success our students have after graduating.
Wherever you are in your career, whether you are joining us straight from your first degree or are coming back to study, we will be pleased to welcome you to the next stage of your studies and help you fulfil your ambitions.
Kingston University can be found on stand 56
Internationally recognized and globally ranked, Koç University is known for facilitating cutting edge research and offers a variety of fully funded Masters and/or PhD programs in Basic Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences, Humanities, Health Sciences and Business.
Full Master and PhD Scholarship opportunities are available for high caliber students that include:
Koç University can be found on stand 53
Lancaster University is ranked in the top ten across all three UK league tables (The Times, Guardian and Complete University Guide), and consistently ranks in the global top 1%, with many of our subjects ranked amongst the best in the world. The University is committed to solving major global problems through research and teaching, with 83% of our research ranked as ‘internationally excellent and world leading’ in the most recent Research Excellence Framework. We’ve invested heavily into our campus since 2003, putting over £500m into new academic facilities, great teaching spaces and student social facilities, with £200m more planned over the next four years.
Lancaster is one of a handful of collegiate universities in the UK, located close to Manchester and the Lake District. We have a dedicated college for postgraduate students, as well as postgraduate-only facilities in the city for students not based on campus. We’ve won the award for 'Best University Halls' for six years running, and are one of only five institutions in the world to achieve the International Accommodation Quality Mark. Our international community extends far beyond the campus with research, teaching, and exchange partnerships with leading universities and institutions in 26 countries across the world.
Lancaster University can be found on stand 55
We've been providing outstanding, student-centred higher education for nearly 50 years. You'll find us on a beautiful campus just six miles from Leeds city centre. We pioneered the inclusion of professional work placements with every degree, giving students a real head start when competing for their first graduate job. The results speak for themselves – 95% of our students are employed or in further study six months after graduating.
Our teaching staff have extensive professional experience in their fields and many are also active researchers, contributing to Leeds Trinity's increasing reputation for research excellence. We're heavily investing in the development of the next generation of researchers with a wide range of fully funded PhD studentships each year.
We're proud to offer a personalised and inclusive university experience that gives every student the support to realise their potential. That's why our students are highly satisfied (according to the National Student Survey) . Our students say it, our alumni say it, and our staff say it - you really are a name, not a number, at Leeds Trinity University.
Leeds Trinity University can be found on stand 51
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) can be found on stand 18
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 18 London-based Masters; 6 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 40
Loughborough University can be found on stand 45
Moulton College can be found on stand 34
New College of the Humanities (NCH) is launching a range of taught masters in the humanities and social sciences for 2017 entry. New College of the Humanities offers postgraduate students small group and one-to-one teaching with our specialist, research-active academics.
Beyond the syllabus, NCH boasts world-class visiting professors, including Simon Blackburn, Sir Partha Dasgupta, Richard Dawkins, Daniel C Dennett, AC Grayling, Bettany Hughes, Lawrence Krauss, Steven Pinker, Sir Christopher Ricks and Adrian Zuckerman. Between them, they deliver around 100 lectures in each academic year at NCH, giving our students access to some of the world’s greatest thinkers.
New College of the Humanities’ Bedford Square location, in the heart of London, provides an unparalleled postgraduate experience. All NCH students are members of Senate House Library, the third largest humanities library in the UK.
Come to our stand to find out more.
New College of the Humanities can be found on stand 60
Newman University's postgraduate programmes combine academic excellence with a professional focus. The courses are designed to fit with your professional life and both learning and assessment draw on, and complement, your existing knowledge and experience.
The academics who teach on our postgraduate courses are highly qualified in their subject areas and active researchers skilled in, and passionate about, sharing knowledge with their students. We will encourage you, challenge you and support you, to make your studies a rewarding experience.
A number of Newman's subject areas offer taught higher degrees leading to the award of MA/MSc/MRes/EdD, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate. These courses are normally undertaken on a part-time basis enabling you to combine study with demanding professional lives.
For would be teachers our full-time PGCE and School Direct programmes, will enable you to pursue your passion for teaching at early years, primary or secondary level.
Newman University, Birmingham can be found on stand 20
Why study at NTU?
Nottingham Trent University is one of the biggest and most popular universities in the UK offering a number of benefits for our postgraduate students.
Visit our website for more information on our range of courses.
Nottingham Trent University (NTU) can be found on stand 17
Oxford Brookes is consistently ranked as one of the best modern universities in the UK. After a £132 million redevelopment of its Headington Campus, Brookes provides students with the very best spaces in which to learn, think, study and live.
Located in one of Europe’s major educational, scientific and technological centres, postgraduate study at Brookes will offer you opportunities to expand your learning, skills and qualifications whether you’re looking to grow your existing career, change careers completely or simply want to study a subject you love.
Research at Oxford Brookes enjoys an international reputation, attracting high quality staff and students as well as major funded projects. As a research student at Brookes you will join a vibrant and supportive environment, and benefit from expert supervision from lecturers who ignite a passion for their subject and go the extra mile to help you succeed.
Oxford Brookes University can be found on stand 22
Queen Mary University of London can be found on stand 54
Research Proposal Writing Advice - University of Birmingham can be found on stand 63
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 click our logo.
SOAS, University of London can be found on stand 14
Southampton Solent University can be found on stand 58
Study Options- Study in Australia and New Zealand can be found on stand 16
Swansea University is a UK top 30 research institution that has been making a difference since 1920. The University community thrives on exploration and discovery, and offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research matched by an enviable quality of life.
We offer taught and research postgraduate courses across each of our Academic Colleges: Arts and Humanities, Engineering, Human and Health Sciences, Law, Management, Medicine, and Science.
Swansea commits to a significant investment in postgraduate education. In 2015/16 over £7 million was available via scholarships and bursaries to study postgraduate courses at the University.
Our seafront campuses are within easy reach of the city centre, providing a great balance between beach and city living. We are also located next to the Gower Peninsula – the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – which is perfect for outdoor pursuits such as surfing, sailing, mountain- biking, kayaking and walking.
Swansea University 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 68
The University of Manchester can be found on stand 42
The University of Strathclyde can be found on stand 5
University College London can be found on stand 61
The University of Bath is a word class university in a world heritage city – a nurturing environment for enterprising minds.
Last year the University celebrated its 50th anniversary; it has a growing international reputation built upon both the excellence and impact of its academic research, and on the exceptional quality of the educational and extra-curricular experience enjoyed by its students.
In the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey (2016) it was ranked as the UK’s 5th best university, and joint 1st for universities that students would recommend to their friends.
According to QS, it is also the highest ranked university of its age in Europe. Its courses are designed to provide both rigorous intellectual challenge and real-world relevance, giving its students the opportunity to study with researchers who are leaders in their field. Its vibrant campus - and location right on the edge of Bath - provide its community of over 15,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students with superb sporting, social and cultural opportunities.
University of Bath can be found on stand 28
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. We are constantly striving to provide our postgraduates with the best possible teaching, research facilities and support services. We have over £24 million in postgraduate student support and scholarships available to enable the most talented postgraduates from across the world to realise their potential with us.
Being a Birmingham postgraduate means working and developing 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.
Birmingham boasts one of the most extensive portfolios of postgraduate courses in the UK and stands at the forefront of national and international research. With over 350 taught postgraduate programmes and a wealth of world-leading research opportunities to choose from, whether you are searching for a research degree or a taught postgraduate programme, we can help you make an informed choice.
University of Birmingham can be found on stand 1
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 40 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2015), 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, 2014).
University of Bristol can be found on stand 44
The University of Cambridge is consistently ranked among the top 5 universities worldwide, offering expertise across a very wide range of disciplines, and providing the superb academic, financial, and pastoral support that comes with membership of a collegiate University.
As a graduate student at Cambridge you will be working in an international community with academic staff who are recognised as world leaders in their fields; academics who are committed to seeing you succeed and will help you to develop your ideas, knowledge and understanding.
A range of taught and research opportunities are available from one year taught masters, to PhD’s including combined taught and research degrees.
We have an excellent range of funding opportunities for home and overseas students.
Visit our stand to talk to members of the graduate admissions team.
University of Cambridge can be found on stand 52
A department of the University of Cambridge, Cambridge Judge Business School is an internationally recognised provider of innovative, intellectually challenging education, attracting the most able students to all its courses.
Courses include two professional practice MPhils and three research MPhil programmes.
The MPhil in Technology Policy is an intensive, nine-month masters programme designed for people with a background in science or engineering who are interested in developing the skills needed to meet the challenges of integrating technology, management and policy.
The MPhil in Management is a nine-month, pre-experience programme designed for students who have not previously studied business or management and who wish to pursue a professional career in business.
The research MPhil programmes are an integral part of the route to a PhD. Students without prior research masters take one of the three MPhil programmes, depending on their research interests and background: the MPhil in Strategy, Marketing & Operations, the MPhil in Innovation, Strategy & Organisation, or the MPhil in Finance.
For all MPhil programmes the minimum standard required is a First Class Honours or equivalent.
University of Cambridge Judge Business School can be found on stand 8
The University of Central Lancashire has over 5,000 Postgraduate students and over 700 research students. Offering a high quality experience based on a culture of innovation, world-leading research and real-world practicality – find your postgraduate inspiration with our variety of courses.
Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits. Normally for PG Diplomas/Certificates/Conversion courses - a recognised first degree or its equivalent; for Taught Masters courses - a recognised good British Honours degree or equivalent.
Our compact and attractive campus features state-of-the-art teaching buildings and resources. 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 36
A centre of academic excellence for more than 400 years, the University of Edinburgh is consistently among the top 50 universities in the world and ranked 19th in this year’s QS World University Rankings.
Joining the University as a postgraduate researcher gives you a unique opportunity to work with some of the most influential academics in your chosen field. All our students benefit from the strong research environment that informs our degrees and from our commitment to high-quality, innovative teaching. The latest report from the Quality Assurance Agency awarded us the highest rating possible for the quality of the student learning experience, and with 100% of our academic departments producing world-leading research, the latest Research Excellence Framework placed us top in Scotland.
The University is located at the heart of Edinburgh, one of Europe’s great cultural hubs. It is one of the largest and most diverse universities in the UK, with over 35,000 students from some 140 countries. Your postgraduate experience will be supported and enhanced by the wealth of resources and opportunities that a university of our size can offer.
University of Edinburgh can be found on stand 13
We are Essex, a close-knit, supportive and welcoming community, with a powerful and pioneering global outlook. With over 12,000 students from more than 130 different countries – we’re one of the most internationally diverse universities.
As one of the top 2% of universities in the world, we’re proud to have 50 years of excellence in research and education.
At Essex you’re taught by world-leading academics in a supportive and research-intense environment. Our trailblazing research is placed in the top 20 in the UK (REF 2014), top 5 for social science, and housing the highest-rated politics department in the country since national assessments began. Don’t just take it from us though. We’re loved by our students too, who’ve voted us top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction for three years in a row.
If you’re up for a challenge and want to make a real difference. Welcome home.
University of Essex can be found on stand 48
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 93rd globally in the THE World University Rankings, and 161st in the QS World University Rankings.
University of Exeter can be found on stand 23
In the top 1% of world universities, the University of Glasgow is a research powerhouse, immensely proud of its past but focused on an exciting future. Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow has a long-established global reputation for excellence. The University is internationally recognised as a leading centre of teaching and research, with 81% of our research being recognised as ‘internationally excellent’ and 31% of all research judged to be ‘world leading’ (REF2014).
With over 2000 active researchers and annual research earnings of over £181M, you will join a vibrant and diverse community of over 7000 postgraduate students and be taught by passionate academics, among the best in the world, and renowned for their leading edge research.
University of Glasgow can be found on stand 47
The University of Gloucestershire is a diverse, vibrant community of 12,000 students and 1,600 staff.
The university is based across four campuses in Cheltenham and Gloucester, organised over eight academic Schools – Art and Design; Business, Computing and Technology; Education; Health and Social Care; Liberal and Performing Arts; Media; Natural and Social Sciences; and Sport and Exercise.
Our postgraduate courses are highly recognised in industry with professional accreditations from leading industry bodies, including:
Our specialist facilities include a computing and cyber security centre, financial trading room with live trading floor software, dedicated studios for each creative discipline, specialist strength and conditioning labs and sports therapy suites.
University of Gloucestershire can be found on stand 29
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 65
Kent is one of the country’s most dynamic universities. Established in 1965, we have over 19,000 students studying at campuses in the picturesque south-east of England and continental-European sites in Brussels, Paris and Athens and Rome.
We have an established reputation for the quality of our research, confirmed by our excellent performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. We are ranked 17th in the UK for research intensity, 97% of our research is of international quality and our score for research power has increased by 59%, the third largest increase of the top 50 research intensive universities. The University is a major educational, economic and cultural force throughout its region with well-established external networks and partnerships around the world.
In what has been a fantastic year for Kent, we have been shortlisted in two categories by the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards – University of the Year 2015 and Outstanding Support for Students. We perform consistently well in the UK national league tables, ranked 16th in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2016. Our students are our best advocates and are among the UK’s most satisfied with their academic experience. They consistently rate Kent as offering one of the best student experiences in the country and, in the 2015 National Student Survey we achieved the fifth equal highest score in the ‘overall satisfaction’ category.
University of Kent can be found on stand 43
Our postgraduate courses will give you a fulfilling university experience that's rooted in a rich heritage of discovery and innovation. You'll have opportunities both within and outside your course that will help you grow academically, personally and professionally.
As a postgraduate student, you'll have access to a wide range of facilities, including the Graduate Reading Room in the David Wilson Library and Brookfield, our Postgraduate Teaching Centre. On top of this you'll be able to use our extensive IT facilities and Print and Design Services.
There is no doubt that studying for a postgraduate qualification can help your career prospects. Whether you’re just starting out, an experienced professional or a career changer we have the resources and people to help you.
University of Leicester can be found on stand 11
The University of Leicester School of Business offer distinct and relevant MSc courses, an excellent PhD research programme as well as distance learning courses.
We are proud to be a CFA® Program Partner of the CFA Institute and an Academic Partner of GARP, allowing you to boost your Masters qualification.
Our prestigious Bloomberg terminals enable you to access financial news including real-time stock quotes with two of our students winning the 2014 Bloomberg competition.
All of our PhD students are allocated a personal desk with computer and communal space. We have a Student Support Manager for economics careers advice and extra support as well as a Reception open all year round.
Our postgraduate entry requirements include a 2:1 Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area. Courses start every September with applications submitted throughout most of the year.
To find out more, please contact us…
University of Leicester School of Business can be found on stand 19
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 64
The University of Nottingham is recognised globally for its ground-breaking research and teaching excellence. We are consistently ranked in the UK's top 10 universities by the Academic Ranking of World Universities and we are placed in the top 1% of all universities worldwide.
We were ranked 8th in the UK for research power in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014), and our world-class facilities and industry connections offer opportunities to investigate and apply your ideas.
Nottingham has recently been named University of the Year for Graduate Employment in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017. As a postgraduate here, you will have access to specialist graduate centres where you can work and socialise. Our enthusiastic academics and postgraduate students have built a thriving community in which curiosity and innovation are encouraged.
Click on our logo to find around 300 postgraduate taught courses and many more research opportunities.
University of Nottingham can be found on stand 2
University of Oulu can be found on stand 33
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 46
University of Salford can be found on stand 49
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 to suit you. Ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world, we offer 200 taught courses and more than 90 research courses. The University of Southampton is a founding member of the elite Russell Group of research-intensive universities.
You will work with internationally respected academics, experience world-leading research, become part of a 7,000 strong postgraduate student community and have access to state-of-the-art facilities.
Applications are welcomed throughout the year, although early application is advised.
University of Southampton can be found on stand 10
The University of Surrey is one of the UK’s top professional, scientific and technological universities. Named as The Times and Sunday Times University of the Year 2016, Surrey has a world-class profile and a leading reputation in teaching and research.
University of Surrey can be found on stand 37
Warwick is a campus university with a cosmopolitan student community. We consistently rank among the UK top ten in national university league tables, and are rapidly climbing international tables. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) placed Warwick 7th among UK research universities, meaning you’ll learn alongside academics at the cusp of new thinking.
By making our starting point ‘anything is possible’, we offer you opportunities to follow your professional, academic and personal ambitions. In 2015/16 we allocated £33 million in scholarship funding, to help outstanding students access the next level of their career and academic success. Few universities have more employable graduates. We’re the third most targeted university by the UK’s top 100 graduate employers (The Graduate Market in 2016, High Flyers Research) and are one of the top 20 universities in the world for our reputation with employers (QS World University Rankings 2015/16)
University of Warwick can be found on stand 4
University of Winchester can be found on stand 57
Home to over 4,000 postgraduate students, we are proud be the ‘University of Opportunity’, committing ourselves to helping students of all abilities and circumstances reach their full potential.
We offer over 200 postgraduate courses. You can study a number of taught degrees, including MA, MSc, MBA, MRes, LLM, MMHN, MPH and MMus, along with postgraduate certificates and postgraduate diplomas. Research students can study an MPhil, PhD or professional doctorate.
A number of our courses can be taken in a distance-learning format via a virtual learning environment (VLE), enabling you to learn remotely from the comfort of your own home.
Close department links and careers advice has resulted in 98% of postgraduates finding work within the first 6 months of graduating, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2015.
We also recently received a commendation for ‘the enhancement of student learning opportunities’ in the Quality Assurance Agency’s current review.
University of Wolverhampton can be found on stand 7
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 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. York is one of a few UK universities with a separate association just for postgraduates. The Graduate Students’ Association organise social activities and offer impartial academic and welfare support.
The university offers a range of awards from scholarships directly funded by the University to those funded by UK Research Councils.
Visit our website to find out more about the range of taught programmes, research and distance learning programmes offered at York.
University of York can be found on stand 15