Postgraduate open events
Find out about our Master's degrees, professional courses and research opportunities.
There are many reasons to study at postgraduate level, which is why we deliver programmes to meet everyone’s needs.
No matter what your goal – from refining skills to a career change or boosting employment prospects, postgraduate study will help you meet your ambition.
It’s the next level of study after an undergraduate degree. You may need to have a relevant degree already, or your life/work experience might qualify you to start at postgraduate level.
There are taught Master’s courses which are often 1 year full-time or longer part-time – and typically have a range of modules, lectures and coursework. Or there are more self-directed research options which are completed over several years and involve collaborating with a subject community to develop your research.
Search for a course or browse by subject.
Taught courses including Master’s degrees (MA, MSc and MEng) and postgraduate qualifications (PGCE, PgCert and PgDip).
Research degrees including PhDs, Doctorates or Masters by Research enable you to pursue your own research enquiry.
Looking for teacher training degrees?
If you’re considering postgraduate study with us, our events will help you discover our range of courses and study levels.
Our students and researchers collaborate with experienced practitioners and global organisations.
You’ll benefit from our connections with industry giants like Superdry, Raytheon, Intel, the BBC, Dreamworks, the NHS, British Airways and Universal Music. You’ll be joining an inspired community who help each other to reach their goals.
Our graduates go on to…
“I started as a Junior Landscape Architect after my undergraduate, then became Sustainability Advisor after my Master’s and a Senior Associate Director after my PhD. Qualifications and education are important to progress. Postgraduate study always helps to get us to Chartered/Fellow level – and our opinions and views are respected and valued in the industry due to the knowledge and competency.” View Gayathiri’s profile on LinkedIn.
Dr Gayathiri Gowri Shankar, PhD Landscape Architecture
“Being able to take this time to develop my skills as a trainee teacher and learn about pedagogy will definitely make me a better teacher in the long run for being able to have this time to learn. I have a job as a history teacher set up for September in Cambridge, so I’m looking forward to the summer break and settling in there for the next academic year!” View Hannah’s profile on LinkedIn.
Hannah Clark, PGCE Secondary (History)
“My Master’s at UoG opened up so many doors for me – from furthering my elite coaching knowledge in my roles with the FA and England Futsal Squads, lecturing on the Sports Psychology for Coaches module at UoG and finally having two of my essays published in UK Coaching’s Applied Research Journal. Qualifications can open up other avenues and help you make lasting connections within your industry.” View Pete’s profile on LinkedIn
Pete Vallance, MSc Professional Practice in Sports Coaching
Students applying for taught and research courses can benefit from a non-means tested loan from the government, known as the Master’s Loan or the Doctoral Loan.
If you’re studying for 2, 3 or 4 academic years, the loan will be divided equally across each year of your course
If you are studying a PGCE course you may be eligible for a bursary and can benefit from a tuition fee and maintenance loan.
Find out more about all of our fees, loans and bursaries.
New, international-fee-paying students joining in January 2023 may be eligible for a £3000 fee waiver off their 2022/23 postgraduate tuition fee.
Full details on international funding.
You’ll never just be a number to us. Your mental health and wellbeing matter to us and you’ll have 1-2-1 support from day one.
Whichever way you’d like to study – full-time or part-time, a taught course or research, alongside a job or family/care responsibilities – we have outstanding support teams to help you.
We have postgraduate areas in many of our halls of residence for students who wish to stay on or near campus.
We are pleased to offer an accommodation guarantee to make living and studying in Gloucestershire hassle-free.
You can discover and apply for postgraduate taught courses, research degrees and professional courses using the course finder.
You apply through the relevant course page – here you’ll see all the info about the course content or research options, as well as the entry requirements you’ll need to meet.
Or if you’d like to do a PGCE, applications are made through gov.uk/apply-for-teacher-training.
We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions on postgraduate study below.
A postgraduate degree is a qualification usually studied after successfully completing an undergraduate degree. Postgraduate degrees can be taught (such as MA, MSc and PGCE) or research (such as MRes) degrees.
Postgraduate degrees will give you in-depth knowledge of your subject area and allow you to specialise in your chosen field.
Essentially, yes. A postgraduate degree can be a taught master’s or you may choose a research route, which is known as a master’s by research.
There are various options available to help you pay for your postgraduate tuition fees and living costs. For example, student loans are available which will need to be paid back after graduation; there may also be bursaries and scholarships available which do not need to be paid back. Student loans are non means-tested but eligibility will depend on certain circumstances and the country you live in. Speak to our dedicated Money Advice Team for more information.
A postgraduate degree is a Level 7 qualification, usually studied after the successful completion of an undergraduate degree.
You can apply for postgraduate study directly at the University. To do this, you will need to:
• Browse a range of postgraduate courses available to study
• Identify which postgraduate course you wish to apply to
• Check you meet the entry requirements
• Select ‘Apply now’ on the specific course page
• Complete the application form which includes sections such as contact details, confirmation of entry requirements and a personal statement (some courses may also request a CV).
• Our admissions team will then get in touch
For PGCE Teacher Training courses you will need to apply via the Government’s Apply site.
For Research and PhD courses you will also need to submit your proposal, you may wish to discuss this with the relevant Academic Lead beforehand.
Most of our postgraduate taught degree’s take 1-year to complete, when studied full-time. We offer part-time options on most courses which will take longer. For PhD study, this can take 4-years when studied full-time.