Postgraduate study

Applying

Find out more about how to choose the most suitable postgraduate taught or research degree programme for you, and learn more about our application process.

Research degrees

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Postgraduate research degrees involve an extended period of intensive, independent research, resulting in a significant contribution of original knowledge to your field.

Taught degrees

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A postgraduate taught qualification is normally for those who have completed an undergraduate degree and want to undertake more specialist training, or change their field of study.

Choosing a postgraduate degree

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There are many different routes in to academic study or research at postgraduate level, and deciding which is the best one for you will depend on your study and career objectives. This guide will help you choose the right path.

Your application

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