Postgraduate qualifications

We offer different postgraduate qualifications for you to choose from as well as different ways to study (full-time, part-time, online, starting in January).

Top up your professional qualifications, retrain, challenge yourself, discover something new or make things better. Whatever your motivation for being here, we have a course that will suit you.

Postgraduate taught degrees

Most of our postgraduate students undertake a taught course – usually a masters but sometimes a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma.

Unlike research degrees, taught courses include tutor-led sessions with groups of students (lectures, seminars, tutorials and if relevant, laboratory work).

Most taught courses require you to have an undergraduate degree in the same subject or a similar one, but some allow you to change direction.

Most of our postgraduate taught courses are masters degrees, which usually consist of three stages:

  • Postgraduate Certificate
  • Postgraduate Diploma
  • Masters

You need to successfully complete each stage before you can move on to the next. They usually take one year of full-time study or up to two years of part-time study.

There are different titles for masters degrees, depending on the subject:

  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • Master of Science (MSc)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Laws (LLM)
  • Master of Research (MRes)