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At Gloucestershire you’ll explore what’s important to you and be supported to reach your postgraduate goals. We deliver programmes that meet your needs, no matter what you want to achieve from further study.
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See our broad range of taught Master’s degrees, research programmes and professional doctorates.
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If you want to transform your career, our postgraduate community can help you reach your goals. If you’d like to explore your subject to a deeper level, our academics and researchers have the expertise to guide you through your journey. You’ll build your professional experience and collaborate with the people you’d work with in the real world. We’ll challenge you to become an insightful postgraduate with the qualifications you need to take the next step – up to Master’s level and beyond, with a wide range of flexible postgraduate programmes.
Our graduates gain prestigious roles all around the globe. Our research students and academic experts work on research projects worldwide. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, all 6 areas we submitted were given ‘world class’ status. We also ranked 6th globally in the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 2019.
Listen to the postgraduate podcast, part of our Who Cares series which delves into what university students care about.
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We want your studies to fit into your lifestyle and your other commitments. We’ve developed flexible, blended courses where you can study modules remotely or through a mix of on campus, face-to-face and online distance learning. You’ll have many opportunities to connect with your tutor, your fellow students and your lecturers – all industry experts who give you the freedom to express yourself and the inspiration to push yourself.
“The lecturers were fantastic”
“They were very easy to get along with and their door was always open for me if I ever needed help. I was having to juggle my full-time job and complete my MSc, so naturally, this posed quite the challenge. My supervisor met with me on countless occasions and exchanged too many emails with me to even count. Without his selfless support and guidance, I would have struggled to secure the distinction I achieved.”
Ben Humphrys, MSc Sports Strength & Conditioning graduate, Head of Strength & Conditioning at Malvern College
“The university creates a great sense of community”
“They have loads of societies and different organisations for students to join they also provide a lot of resources for students to better feel supported. Especially being an international student not knowing anyone, I felt very welcome.”
Kirsten Pearson, MSc Psychology graduate, PhD Psychological Sciences student
“The support services are first class”
“Studying a PhD has given me the opportunity to challenge and extend myself, while at the same time offering me the flexibility to combine my studies with my work as a professional referee. There is a close community working together to deliver innovative research.”
Stuart Attwell, Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise, Professional Referee
Image courtesy of Professional Game Match Officials Limited
As well as sharing expertise, our community comes together to help everyone reach their goals. Our blended approaches to learning offer a more personalised learning experience across a variety of learner styles. Discussing your subject within an integrated learning community is an important aspect of your studies – our courses provide the flexibility to do this online and on campus in ways that support your learning experience.
– postgraduate loans of up to £11,222*, divided equally across each year of your degree to contribute towards your study costs
– postgraduate doctoral loans up to £25,700*, to contribute towards your tuition fees and/or living costs
– 10-20% discounts for students who’ve successfully completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Gloucestershire
– the Gloucestershire Recovery Bursary entitles eligible applicants to a 20% discount in tuition fees for some of our most popular postgraduate taught courses
– PGCE students can receive the same financial support from the government as undergraduate students, as well as bursaries and scholarships
– studentships, bursaries, grants, loans and scholarships
*Terms and conditions apply – find out more below.
We welcome students from more than 60 countries, supported by a global network of agents and partners. Our International Team are here to help you with every step of your journey – including international bursaries and scholarships.
We have trained teams who can help you with academic, personal and financial challenges – or support you to study with a learning or physical disability. Our counsellors and mental health advisers offer free and confidential advice for everyone, and we have Helpzones on each campus. We also offer money advice, academic skills support, childcare advice and careers guidance.
On average, postgraduates earn £8,000 a year more than undergraduates* – which would cover a postgraduate loan in under 2 years. You’ll also grow your professional network and make valuable connections. Not only can postgraduate study significantly boost your career and help you access specialist roles – you’re also able to immerse yourself into a subject to a much deeper level, helping you to gain incredible experience in your field.
*Graduate Labour Market Statistics 2019
“One of the highlights of the course was going on a field trip to China“
“We went with experienced lecturers who were able to explain the culture. I met people who I wouldn’t normally get to meet, such as CEOs of Chinese companies and staff from the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.”
Johann Inden, MSc Marketing graduate
“Postgraduate study offers outstanding career prospects“
“My PhD made me competitive and enhanced my skills/knowledge for my academic career. The postgraduate qualification is truly the engine that moved me forward from the beginning of my academic career. With the completion of my PhD, I immediately secured a university offer at Taylor’s University in Kuala Lumpur, one of leading universities in Asia.”
Joe Qiao Li, PhD Film Studies graduate, Associate Professor in Film Studies at Taylor’s University
“Working with people so passionate about conservation has been an amazing experience“
“Working and doing research on a game farm in South Africa is a real treat and something that is fulfilling the childhood dreams I had of being a ranger in the Kruger National Park. An absolute high has been getting to be involved in a rhino horn trimming, to watch the vets work and be involved in a key part of conserving such an iconic African species is something I’ll never forget.”
Richie Fourie, MSc by Research Biological Sciences student
We’ve put a stop to our printed prospectuses and have been named the UK’s most sustainable university.* Instead of a printed prospectus, we now have this online prospectus and a small pocket guide – which uses FSC-standard recycled paper and CO2-neutral printing process. We’ve reduced our direct carbon emissions by 47% by using less energy and buying green electricity. We also won the Research with Impact Award** – with priority research areas including Environmental Dynamics & Governance and Being Human: Past, Present & Future. And many of our programmes create real-world impact by incorporating sustainability into their curriculum.
*People and Planet University League 2019 **Green Gown Awards 2019
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We deliver programmes that meet your needs, no matter what you want to achieve from postgraduate study.
We realise everyone’s journey is unique and there are lots of ways to study. We can help you find the right type of course for you and support you with your application. We can offer you flexibility too – our postgraduate programmes are delivered by blended learning, a combination of face-to-face and digital teaching.
As a taught master’s degree student, you’ll study an intensive higher-level academic qualification with a similar learning style to an undergraduate degree, including a significant dissertation or project. You’ll learn through lectures, workshops and tutorials, as well as essays and group project work.
The types of postgraduate degree we offer
– Master of Arts (MA)
– Master of Design (MDes)
– Master of Science (MSc)
– Master of Business Administration (MBA)
– Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
As a research student you’ll conduct a significant piece of research, contributing to your chosen field and gaining professional and personal development. Our degrees are supported by research rated in the Research Excellence Framework as world leading and internationally excellent. And many of our programmes involve collaborations with industry partners.
The Master’s by research degrees we offer
– Master of Arts by Research (MA by Research)
– Master of Science by Research (MSc by Research)
– Master of Research (MRes)
– Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
The Doctorate degrees we offer
– Doctorate in Philosophy (PhD)
– Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA)
– Doctorate of Design (DDes)
– Doctor of Education (EdD)
– Doctorate in Sport and Exercise (DSE)
You’ll enrol in October or February. UK and EU students can study full-time for 3-4 years or part-time for 5-6 years – or away from the university, where appropriate to the subject of your research. International students studying in the UK on a student visa are required to study on a full-time basis.
These are specialist courses in business, education and health designed to help you boost your practical, professional and personal skills. Often shorter than a postgraduate taught course or research programme, these professional options may offer you the more specific development opportunity you’re looking for.