Master's blog

Jumping from an undergraduate degree to a Master's is a big but exciting step. Our current students and expert advisers are here to help with the application and finance process and give you top tips to navigate postgraduate life and study.

Going back to university: tips for going back to education after a break

Are you considering the idea of returning to university for a postgraduate degree after s ome time away? It’s a big that can bring a mix of excitement and apprehension. Whether you’re considering a career change, aiming to advance in your current field, or seeking personal growth, going back to university can open up new opportunities and perspectives but it can also come with a set of unique challenges.    

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Five reasons to complete a placement during your master's degree

It’s a common misconception that M aster's courses are too short for you to undertake a placement. At BCU , ...

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Pros and Cons of part-time study

A lot of Master’s students choose to study part-time for many reasons, including work or family commitments. There are...

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Why start your Master's course in January?

Starting your postgraduate degree in January is a great way to start the new year. Many students start their courses i...

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Getting employer funding for your Master's

Thinking about a postgraduate degree? Great news! It may be possible to get funding from your employer. 

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Five careers with high job satisfaction

When choosing your postgraduate degree, you might be wondering what career it can lead to and most importantly, if that...

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How does a Master's Degree make you more employable?

We spoke to Benjamin Culff, who studied a postgraduate course in games  at BCU and now works in the video game industr...

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What will your social life be like as a postgraduate student?

We’ve got five ways to make new connections and enjoy your free time as a Master’s student.

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What's different about postgraduate study?

If you’re thinking about studying a Master’s, it’s worth knowing what’s expected of you at postgraduate level. Master’s...

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How Master’s study can lead you to your future career

Sometimes, life isn’t as straightforward as going to school, university and then securing a graduate job. Our postgrad...

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Postgraduate jargon buster

You might have heard the word ‘postgraduate’ if you’re coming to the end of your undergraduate degree, but what does i...

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Why study a Master's degree?

You’ve already completed your undergraduate degree, so what more can you get from further study? We’ve got five reasons...

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What is a postgraduate degree?

If you’re currently studying at university, you might have heard the term ‘postgraduate’ thrown around, but what exactl...

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How to complete a postgraduate fast track application

Did you know that you could apply for postgraduate study in minutes if you’re a current BCU undergraduate student? Our ...

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How fast is our fast track postgraduate application?

Did you know that you could apply for postgraduate study in minutes if you’re a current BCU undergraduate student? Our ...

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How to apply for a postgraduate degree

So, you’re interested in applying for postgraduate study? Here’s a step by step guide covering all you need to know to ...

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Changing direction at postgraduate level

Whether you're already working and want a change of career, or you’ve made it to the third year of your degree and fee...

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How to write a postgraduate personal statement

When applying for a course, your personal statement is a key part of the process. Your statement is going to shine a li...

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How to get the most out of a Postgraduate Open Event

Make the most of our open events and leave feeling like you’ve got all the information you need.

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7 reasons to attend a Postgraduate Open Event

Thinking about joining us for postgraduate study? We’ve got seven reasons why you should come along to a Postgraduate O...

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Why you should attend a Postgraduate Open Event at BCU… even if you’re already a BCU student!

If you’ve already studied an undergraduate degree, either with BCU or another university, you might be wondering what t...

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Going from undergraduate to postgraduate

So, you're finishing up your undergraduate degree and thinking about whether to do a master’s. Josi shares her experien...

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Complete Guide to Postgrad Loans

There are lots of factors to consider when thinking about studying a postgraduate course. One of the biggest considerat...

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Different types of postgraduate degrees

Thinking about postgraduate study but not sure what all the different course types mean? We’ve got you covered with our...

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10 reasons to attend our postgraduate Virtual Open Events

Thinking about heading back or staying on at university? Booking on to a virtual open day could be perfect for you.

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Five ways to fund your postgraduate degree

Whether you're coming to the end of your third year and are wondering how you're going to pay for a Master's or you're...

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How do I know a Postgraduate degree is for me?

Whether you’re about to finish your undergraduate degree or are looking for a career change, a postgraduate degree coul...

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Postgraduate study concerns

So you've been considering studying a postgraduate degree, you've found a course you're interested in and you've been d...

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10 Master's courses you didn’t know BCU offered

Are you looking at continuing your studies with a course that’s a little bit different? Birmingham City University offe...

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