Part-time study

Don't put it off, start your New Year's resolution now!

Nearly 20 per cent of people in the UK make a new year's resolution to learn something new or advance their career prospects and with a postgraduate degree you can do both! It's a resolution that pays too, as you could earn up to £300,000 more in your lifetime as a postgraduate! (Graduate Labour Market Statistics). 

Apply now for January

Doing your Master’s degree in January

Starting your postgraduate degree in January is an ideal way to kick off the year with a positive, and you can start experiencing the benefits straight away if you choose to study something related to your work. There are plenty of reasons to go for that postgraduate degree as soon as possible, so here are a few below.

Applying for your Master's degree now:
  • You can enjoy a break over Christmas before the hard work starts in January.
  • If you apply now, you don't have to deal with all the 'what ifs' and maybes' ove  the holidays.
  • Postgraduate loans are available for the first time this year to take the hassle out of funding.
  • If you missed the September deadline, you don't have to wait till next September to start your degree.
  • A Master's may give you the accreditation and industry links to give you a head start when getting a graduate job.
  • Part-time study is available so you can earn and learn.
  • Birmingham City univerity will be there to offer you support and your lectures will help you keep to your resolution.

What if I'm working or have other commitments?

A part-time course is ideal for you! Part-time courses spread out your study commitments and allow you to work alongside your degree. You may even be able to gain assistance or funding from your employer. Even if you're not working, part-time study will give you more time to look for work, volunteer or fulfil your future career in any way you'd like. Flexibility is the key to postgraduate studies and our students come from all walks of life, so don't be put off if you have a lot on your plate.

How much work is a part time Master's?

Doing a Master’s doesn’t mean you have to quit your social life. Part time study will often only ask you to dedicate one or two days of your week to university, and while independent study time is a must, how and when you study are on your terms. 

How much will my part-time Master's cost?

Fees vary so take a closer look at our courses. You might also want to read up on the postgraduate loan:

  • You can borrow up to £10,000 to cover your university fees and other costs (depending on the cost of your course).
  • The loan is not based on income.
  • After you’ve paid your course fees, the remainder is to use how you please. You could use it to purchase a train pass for commuting to and from university, put it towards accommodation, purchase course materials if you don’t fancy using the library or even buy an impressive supply of pizzas (though we don’t recommend this).

Take a look at our handy postgraduate loan guide or visit the government page to see details about applying.