Staying at BCU for your Master's

Are you currently studying at BCU and thinking of continuing your studies after you graduate? Find out the benefits of studying your Master's at BCU and how to apply.

Why choose BCU?

  • We're investing over £400 million in industry-standard, state-of-the-art facilities to ensure you have the best possible environment for practice-based learning.

  • At BCU's STEAMhouse, you'll find local businesses working alongside students. Students will have the opportunity to work on industry projects, attend workshops and gain experience from our resident businesses.

  • Our lecturers are experts in their subject. Several of our academic staff are National Teaching Fellows - the most prestigious award for excellence in university teaching and learning.

Graduate Scholarship

You could be eligible for a 20% fee reduction if you're a BCU graduate enrolling onto an eligible Master's or PhD qualification for the first time in 2024/25!

Fast track application

Our fast track application means you can apply for postgraduate study in just a few minutes. We're here to walk you through the few simple steps.

Vice Chancellor's Inaugural PhD Studentship Scheme

BCU is offering 24 doctoral studentships to undergraduates and taught postgraduates with the potential for onward teaching employment following completion of the doctoral study. Applications are now open for 2024 entry.


If you’re thinking about studying a Master’s, it’s worth knowing what’s expected of you at postgraduate level. Master’s student, Lucy, shared the key differences between undergraduate and postgraduate study.

Coming to the end of undergraduate study at BCU?

If you're in your final year, make sure you tick these things off your list before the end of your course.


We have a confident, proud and diverse community of students who have studies their undergraduate and postgraduate degree at BCU.

Emily Springall

Emily lacked confidence in her design abilities before studying her Master’s. Continuing her studies at BCU has allowed her to explore her creativity and taught her the skills she needs to make her way in the design industry.

Emily's BCU journey

Billy Benham

Billy knew it would be tough to break into the competitive video game industry. Studying a Master’s at BCU has given him the experience and confidence to do his dream job.

Billy's BCU journey

Lucy O'Sullivan

Lucy had a tough start to her university journey and thought she'd never be able to become a physiotherapist. Studying her Master’s at BCU has allowed her to learn from experts, gain work experience and make a start in her career.

Lucy's BCU journey


Since you already study at BCU, you might be wondering what the point is in attending a Postgraduate Open Event. We’ve got six reasons why coming to have a look around is anything but pointless.

Six reasons to attend

Discover more about postgraduate study

Postgraduate jargon buster

You might have heard the word ‘postgraduate’  but what does it mean? Find out the meaning of key terms that you might come across when researching postgraduate study.

Key terms explained

5 reasons to study a Master's degree

Wondering whether postgraduate study is for you? We’ve got five reasons why a master’s degree can benefit you and your future career.

Why study a Master's?

Funding your Master's degree

One of the biggest considerations in studying a Master's is finance and funding. We've outlined what you need to know about funding your postgraduate course.

Postgraduate funding

Transitioning to Master's study

Josi shares her experience of starting a Master’s straight after her Bachelor’s degree and discusses a lot of the questions you may currently have about the transition between courses.

Josi's experience

Studying a new subject

Thinking about studying something different to your undergraduate subject? Find out about our conversion courses that make it possible to try something new.

Conversion courses

How Master's study can lead to your future career

There isn't one way to get on the career ladder. Discover the different paths our students have taken to their dream jobs.

Graduate destinations


If your child is considering studying at Master's level after their undergraduate degree, then you might have some questions. Download our postgraduate guide for parents and guardians to find out how studying a Master's could benefit them and what the application process is like.