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Cardiff University: New Year, New Career Path

Fast track a career change in 2020 with a postgraduate conversion course

Thinking of heading in a different direction, pursuing a new career or returning to study a different subject? Conversion courses can help you make this a reality.

Undertaking a conversion course is one of the most effective ways to fast track a career change, or continue studying in a completely different subject area from your undergraduate degree.

There are many benefits to studying a postgraduate conversion course:

Fast tracking a career change

If your undergraduate degree is not the field you want to work in, a conversion course allows you to upskill in a different area so that you can follow a new career path.

Continuing your study at a higher level

A conversion course allows you to acquire additional skills to go alongside those gained on your undergraduate degree.

Pursuing a vocation that matches your interests and that you find more fulfilling

If you’ve developed an interest in a new area, a conversion course allows you to explore the subject in more depth.

Increasing your prospects of securing employment in a specific field

The variety of skills and expertise gained from your conversion course could allow you to significantly improve your job prospects and increase your chance of securing work in a specific field.

Growing your skillset

To help further your career aspirations, a conversion course enables you to develop skills and knowledge in a new subject.

Cardiff University: New Year, New Career Path

Available conversion courses

We offer a diverse range of conversion courses that allow you to study a subject unrelated to your undergraduate degree or career, to support you with a change of direction. Subject areas include:

  • Archaeology and Conservation
  • Biosciences
  • Business
  • Computer Science and Informatics
  • Creative Writing
  • Geography and Planning
  • Journalism, Media and Culture
  • Law
  • Marketing and Strategy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences

“The conversion course is amazing because it’s a Master’s degree but also a completely new subject area. Having degrees in two different subjects was really useful in writing CVs and applications for jobs because you automatically have a unique educational background. The people on the course are really mixed in terms of previous professional experience, so it was really interesting to collaborate with a diverse group of students.”

Matilda, MSc Computing

Funding opportunities

Our postgraduate conversion courses may be eligible for a number of funding opportunities, these include the following:

Find out more

If you have any questions about conversion courses, what it’s like to live and study in Cardiff or how to fund your postgrad studies, please don’t hesitate to contact us by phone or email.

[email protected] / 029 2087 0084

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