Postgraduate study does make a difference, here’s why

If you thought Postgraduate (PG) study wasn’t for you, think again. Having the extra knowledge and skills can set you apart in the job market, and in some cases, it can put you ahead even before you attend an interview.

Employers value the experience PG students have and often offer PG-qualified applicants greater responsibilities. In some fields a postgraduate qualification is the only way into certain stages of a career, especially in academia.

If you’re coming to the end of your undergraduate degree but still have the desire to learn and carry out research, a postgraduate course is the perfect solution.

PG study gives you the chance to specialise in your field and advance your knowledge. If you enjoy your subject of study, then taking it to the next level may be exactly what you need.

In the private sector, postgraduate qualifications are equally valuable. For example, Cyber Security is becoming an in-demand security service and our Master’s in Cyber Security offers the perfect stepping stone into the field.

Studying for a postgraduate qualification is an ideal way to enter a new career. PG Diplomas and Certificates offer valuable practical training that can help you to convert to a new field of employment.

The average salary for someone with a postgraduate qualification in England is £39,000 – compared to £31,500 for graduates and £22,000 for non-graduates. (Graduate labour market statistics: 2015)

A postgraduate qualification is an excellent way to enhance your prospects. Not only does a PG qualification help you to stand out from the crowd, but it also shows your commitment and dedication.

Research degrees demonstrate your ability to think independently and work towards a goal, while taught courses highlight your ability to learn new skills and ideas.

As with choosing an undergraduate degree, the best way to make your decision is by speaking to the experts. Our postgraduate open day on 22 March will give you the opportunity to discover more about our taught and research PG degrees.

Book your place today to learn more about funding for PG courses, the impact of postgraduate research at Bradford and the chance to attend two exciting public lectures:

Why the law needs to be a leader, not a mere reactor,in the artificial intelligence revolution
17:00 – 18:00 John Stanley Bell Lecture Theatre, Richmond Building

The rise of artificial intelligence – human vs machine                                                  18:00 – 19:00 John Stanley Bell Lecture Theatre, Richmond Building

Postgraduate study may be the stepping stone to your dream career, find out if it’s right for you on 22 March.

Author: Maqbool Ahmad

Maqbool works with the Content Team at the University of Bradford and creates engaging content for many different audiences. Maqbool studied English at university and has unofficially changed his middle name to ‘Nandos’.

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