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Finding A Masters Degree

Written by Mark Bennett

There are thousands of Masters study options available. So how do you find the right programme or choose between different options?

These guides will help you make the right decision about postgraduate study, whether that means choosing between qualifications, or making the most of resources like rankings and study fairs.

We've also taken a look at the value of Masters study and examined career prospects.

Finally, whatever questions you have about postgraduate study, we’ve done our best to put together some helpful answers in our postgraduate FAQ.

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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Why Study a Masters Degree?

Is a Masters degree worth it for you? Will additional qualifications boost your career prospects? We've looked at the best reasons for postgraduate study to help you decide whether you should do a Masters.

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Types of Masters Degree

There are many different types of Masters degree. Popular courses include taught MA, MSc (or MS) programmes as well as research-based MRes and MPhils, alongside more specialised MBA, MFA, LLM and MArch options.

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Ways to Study a Masters

Postgraduate study is often very flexible, with the option to study a Masters degree or other qualification part-time, online or through blended learning.

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Masters Degree Careers

Read about the different career options with a Masters degree and find out which professions require a postgraduate qualification.

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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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Last updated: 08 March 2021