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Further study

Undertaking further study can be a great way to improve your career prospects. Taking on a postgraduate qualification not only enhances your academic skill set but also demonstrates valuable attributes to potential employers such commitment and dedication.

You may choose the option of further study to add to your skills, further your career, enter a profession that requires a postgraduate qualification or for the purposes of a career change.

Whatever your reason for choosing further study, there are many things to consider such as which course you want to study, where you will study, the impact further study may have on your time and how much it will cost.

Postgraduate study is demanding and involves independent learning which requires a high level of commitment. It is therefore important to have a clear understanding of your goals and motivations for choosing this option. You can book a careers appointment to discuss your further study and wider career options as well as explore a range of services designed to improve your employability.

Log onto MyGateway and find out about the range of opportunities available to you and to book a careers appointment.

Choosing the right course

It is important that you research your further study options as much as possible before committing to a course; this is so that you select the right course of further study for you.

You can attend postgraduate open days and evenings to speak directly to course representatives.

What type of postgraduate course should I choose?

There is a wide range of taught postgraduate programmes or postgraduate research programmes to choose from both in the UK and overseas.

At DMU, you can search for the right course for you by researching our postgraduate courses. When you have decided which course you would like to study, look into our entry criteria and how to make an application.

You can also find out more about research degrees from the DMU Graduate School Office and see how to apply.

Funding

The cost of undertaking further study is often a key consideration for students. Find out what funding could be available to you at DMU.

Find out more about postgraduate tuition fee discounts through the Vice-Chancellor's 2020 scholarships.

You can also find a reference copy of the grants register 2017: the complete guide to postgraduate funding worldwide in the Kimberlin Library

International students

Comprehensive advice and guidance for international students intending to study at postgraduate level can be found on our web pages dedicated to welcoming and supporting international students.

Where can I get advice?

You can book a careers appointment to discuss your further study and wider career options as well as explore a range of services designed to improve your employability.

Log onto MyGateway and find out about the range of opportunities available to you and to book a careers appointment.

Useful websites

The websites below provide a wealth of up to date advice on choosing and applying for postgraduate study and include searchable databases of postgraduate programmes at universities around the world.

TARGETpostgrad.com

Prospects.ac.uk

Postgrad.com

FindAMasters.com

FindAPhD.com

Jobs.ac.uk ‘Postgraduate Options – is a PhD for me?’

Jobs.ac.uk 'Find PhDs'

 
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