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Postgraduate study: advice

Postgraduate study can offer you a route into a new career with a conversion course, speed up your progress in your current job with professional qualifications – or be an essential component in qualifying to practise. Whether you’re interested in increasing your earning potential, or working in a sector where postgraduate study is part of training, such as medicine, teaching or law, read on to find out more about where postgrad study can take you.

Why do postgraduate study?

Postgraduate study gives you the opportunity to study your chosen subject in more depth and enhance your career prospects.

What can I do with my masters?

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Tips on how to market your masters when you apply for jobs

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Selecting the right referees for your postgraduate application form is essential to being successful.

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