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Changing direction at postgraduate

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Whether you're already working and want a change of career, or you’ve made it to the third year of your degree and feel like you might want to change your subject, there are plenty of options for you at postgraduate level.

A number of our courses accept students at postgraduate level regardless of their undergraduate subject. As long as you have a good undergraduate degree, you may be eligible to apply to a range of courses. 

Why you might want to change direction

You might not be interested in your subject anymore

It happens! And you shouldn’t feel bad about it. Three years is a lot of time to change your mind and your reward for sticking it out is the chance to get in to something you’re passionate about at postgraduate level.

You might see an opportunity in another sector

Every subject is valuable, but you probably know more about the field of your original subject than you knew at the beginning of your course. If working in that field no longer appeals to you then it’s possible to transfer your skills to another discipline.

You started working after graduating and want a change of pace

Sometimes the career you had in mind doesn’t work out or you might have become interested in other things. A postgraduate degree is a door-opener and, if you study part-time, it’s possible to study around your work.

Current postgraduate student Khumehra studied Law at undergraduate, but wanted to support her career aspirations of excelling as a project manager at a construction firm. To realise these aspirations, she decided to change her direction at postgraduate level and study MSc Quantity Surveying at Birmingham City University.

Does any of the above sound like you? If so, we have a number of postgraduate courses you could study after your undergraduate degree, regardless of your undergraduate course. 

Even without a related undergraduate degree you could study: