Why study a postgraduate course?
Further your education
Whether you’re looking to upskill and unlock the next stage of your career or seeking to gain expertise in a new field, our high-quality teaching helps make sure you graduate with the competencies and confidence to pursue your goals. You can enhance your understanding of specific fields, gain new skills and strengthen your position to join the competitive job market after completing your studies.
Develop specialist skills
Studying at a postgraduate level enables you to develop a specialist skillset that you can apply to a professional setting, such as managing projects, problem solving, working collaboratively, innovative thinking and critical analysis. You’ll also develop skills that are specific to your subject area and will have the opportunity to gain experience using relevant software or equipment.
We pride ourselves on our diverse teaching body – our programmes are taught by staff from a range of academic and industry backgrounds. You can connect with people on your course from different disciplines and build your professional network. Alongside this, our postgraduate courses offer valuable industry links with local, national and global companies through guest lectures and student experience trips.
Postgraduate study is a way of differentiating yourself to future employers. It can act as a stepping stone allowing you to apply for more senior or highly-specialised positions. The skills and knowledge you gain while completing a master’s degree are hugely beneficial in the workplace and can result in an increased earning potential. Our DMU Works careers team provides specific support to students at a postgraduate level, to help students plan their career path and explore opportunities in Leicester, the UK and across the world. Some of our courses have the option of gaining invaluable industry experience through work placements.
Join a research community
A master’s degree is the natural progression route for students considering a career in academia or wanting to complete a PhD. It provides an opportunity to study with like-minded individuals and learn from internationally recognised academics. You can pursue your passion and explore the frontier of your chosen subject area.