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Knowledge, as they say is power. Whether you’re looking to become more of an expert in your chosen field, or venturing into a new subject area, a postgraduate qualification is the perfect way to take the next step in your career. Whether you’re looking to develop skills and knowledge to progress your current role, to gain a promotion, or to take a new path for your future, we have a range of postgraduate courses that can help you.

There are lots of things to consider before committing to postgraduate study, so here is a rundown of some of the ways you and your career could benefit from taking your learning to a higher level.

Improved Employability

The government’s Graduate labour market statistics 2020 reflect that postgraduate qualifications are highly regarded by UK employers, with postgraduates having higher rates of employment than graduates and non-graduates.

It also shows that postgraduates are more likely to be in high-skilled employment such as professional and managerial roles. The stats show that almost 78% of working-age postgraduates were in high-skilled employment compared to nearly 66% of working-age graduates.

Improved Salary Potential

Here’s where we find out if the financial commitment and your time and effort is worthwhile financially… well, according to the Graduate labour market statistics 2020 it certainly can be.

It reports that on average full-time employed, working-age postgraduates earn on average £7,000 more per year than graduates, with average salaries of £42,000 and £35,000 respectively.

Our Master’s degrees cost from £6,885 (2022/23 entry) and there a number of options when it comes to funding your studies, such as student loans and our Graduate Loyalty Discount, which means your hard work and commitment could soon pay for itself.

Essential Qualifications for Specific Careers

Depending on what your career aspirations are, you may have to complete a specific postgraduate qualification to apply for jobs. For example, if you want to be a secondary teacher, you’d need to study a PGCE or School Direct course.

Thinking About Changing Your Career?

If you’ve been working in the same industry for a while, you may fancy a new challenge in something different. If so, we have a number of options available for you to retrain for a new career where you don’t need to have studied a related subject previously. As well as our Business courses, these options include training to teach, training as a social worker or one of our growing number of conversion courses, including Computer Science and Psychology.

Find the right course for you from our A-Z of postgraduate courses, and visit us in June to find out all about postgraduate study with us.

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