Postgraduate study FAQs
Thinking about postgraduate study but got some questions? We've answered the commonly asked questions here.
What is postgraduate study?
What is the difference between postgraduate taught and postgraduate research?
What is the difference between a PgCert, a PgDip and a Master's?
- A Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) is made up of 60 credits of taught modules – usually three 20-credit modules.
- A Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) is made up of 120 credits of taught modules – usually six 20-credit modules.
- A Master's programme (MA/MSc) includes both taught modules and a dissertation/major project – usually six 20-credit modules and a 60-credit dissertation/major project, but full details can be found on the course page.
We also offer two extended Master's programmes through the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire:
- A Master of Music (MMus) – this programme features a combination of taught and practical modules, totalling 240 credits.
- A Master of Fine Arts (MFA) – this programme features a combination of taught modules and practical modules, along with a major project, totalling 300 credits.
How do I apply for a postgraduate taught course?
- For postgraduate courses that fall under Music or Acting, these are applied for via UCAS Conservatoires to study at our Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
- For Teacher Training courses, these currently go through UCAS Teacher Training.
- For some Law courses, but not all, applications are made through LawCabs - please go to the relevant course page on our website to apply.
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I'm a current BCU student - how do I apply for postgraduate study?
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