Types of study

Why study an integrated Master's degree?

Benefits of Integrated Masters courses If you wish to gain a specialist understanding of your subject for the purposes of pursuing an advanced technical or research-related career in your field, either in industry or academia, then the integrated Master's degree is for you.


  • All four (or five, if undertaking a sandwich degree with a work placement year) years of an integrated Master's degree are eligible for undergraduate student finance including tuition fee loans and maintenance loans and grants.
  • A professionally accredited MEng degree allows you to apply for chartered status soon after graduation. We will be able to apply for chartered status for our new MEng courses once the first cohort of students graduates – accredited status will then be granted to your degree.
  • An integrated Master's degree allows you to stand out from the crowd in a competitive graduate jobs market. Employers are increasingly looking for graduates with the advanced technical skills and expert understanding provided by an integrated Master's degree course.
  • A major benefit of integrated Master’s degree courses is the final year project which will help you to develop advanced laboratory, technical and professional skills that are required for research or other practically-based careers.
  • Integrated Master's degrees provide an excellent springboard for PhD studies if you wish to pursue a career in academic research or in a specialist field of industry.
  • If you have applied to study on the BEng or BSc version of the course, you can still apply to transfer to the integrated Master's degree during your third year. You also still retain the option of leaving the course after three years with a Bachelor's degree.

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