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Masters Student Guides

There’s a lot to think about when you’re planning your postgraduate journey. You’ll need to decide what kind of Masters you want to study, which university to attend and how to improve your chances of application success. You’ll probably want to understand what studying a Masters is actually like and how it’ll be different to your undergraduate degree.

One of the most important factors is how you’ll fund your Masters programme, whether through a postgraduate student loan or an international scholarship scheme. Another key consideration is the impact a Masters will have on your employability and how it could boost your earnings potential.

We’ve written hundreds of dedicated guides to all of these topics (and much more besides).
Applying for a Masters Degree – A Guide

Thinking of applying for a Masters? Our guide explains the process, personal statements, references and deadlines for Masters applications.

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What is a Masters Degree?

A Masters is an advanced academic degree that takes place at postgraduate, or 'second-cycle', level, building on existing undergraduate study.

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Masters Degree FAQS – Common Questions About Postgraduate Study

We've answered some of the most frequently asked questions about Masters degrees and postgraduate study, covering course types, applications, funding and the benefits of further study.

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Postgraduate Personal Statements

Your personal statement may be an important part of an application for a Masters degree or other postgraduate course. Our guide explains how to write one.

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Masters Degree Entry Requirements – A Guide

The main requirement to apply for a Masters is usually a Bachelors degree in a relevant subject. Our guide explains the admissions requirements for postgraduate courses.

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Masters Degrees, Employment and Earnings – A Guide

Will studying a Masters degree help you earn a higher salary? And will postgraduate qualifications get you a better job? We've looked at the facts and figures.

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Most Employable Masters Degree Subjects in the UK

This page uses official data to find out which Masters subjects are most in demand by employers, as well as Masters graduate salaries for several disciplines.

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What Can I Do With a Masters?

A Masters degree can lead to all sorts of different career opportunities. We've explained what you can do with a postgraduate degree in different subjects.

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The Cost of a Masters – How Much is a Masters Degree in the UK?

The average cost of a UK Masters degree is £8,740, but fees vary by course and university, with some programmes costing more than others.

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2023 UK Masters Funding Guide

A simple guide to student loans, university scholarships, charitable grants and other postgraduate funding.

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