Considering a postgraduate degree shows serious commitment not only to a particular subject but also to your long-term career prospects. With the added expense of studying at postgraduate level, plus the hard work and academic focus required, we ask what are the true benefits of a postgraduate degree?
Improve Your Knowledge
With over 58,000 courses in the UK the sheer range of postgraduate qualification and courses demonstrates how valued postgraduate education has become in recent years.
Students who go on to study at a postgraduate level do so because they would like to focus on a particular area within their chosen subject. Those who are successful, particularly at a research level, often go on to become specialists in their field. If their is a particular area you would like to focus on within your chosen subject that would also benefit you in the long-term then do your research and see what programmes are available.
Improve Your Employment Prospects
With the added expense of studying at postgraduate level, most students take up postgraduate study to gain a necessary qualification in a specific field to improve their immediate employability and long term career goals. A recent report from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) shows that 81% of Master’s graduates were employed just sixth months after graduation and 87% of PhD graduates also gained employment after sixth months.
For more advice on postgraduate study contact the National Postgraduate Committee at: www.npc.org.uk