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Our Postgraduate Guide provides details of all our postgraduate taught and research courses. It also provides information about the research environment at Birmingham City University.Download now
Why study here?
Taking a higher education course is a big investment in your future, and you’ll want to be sure that you’re choosing the right course and the right university.Why study with us
Get all the details about funding your postgraduate degree and bursaries available to ensure you can get the help you need for your course.Learn about postgraduate finance
I AM BCU PG
We have a confident, proud and diverse community of postgraduate students at BCU, who are striving to achieve their career goals and transform their lives.Read their stories
How to apply
Are you interested in applying for a Master's degree? Unlike undergraduate degrees where you will apply via UCAS, you can apply straight to the university for most postgraduate degrees - almost like a job application. We'll run you through the application process so that you know what to expect when you're ready.Find out more
Are you a current BCU undergraduate student?
Find out about our Graduate Scholarship, how to apply through our fast track application and the benefits of studying your Master's at BCU.
GET ADVICE FROM THE EXPERTS
POSTGRADUATE TAUGHT 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.Read the blog
POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH BLOG
Studying a PhD can be fascinating, challenging, exciting and rewarding...sometimes all in one day. Our postgraduate researchers provide valuable advice on future career options, balancing studies with work and social life, and the PhD process.Read the blog
Postgraduate personal statement guide
Applying for Master's study and not sure what's required of you in your personal statement? Don't worry, our guide has top tips, examples from real students and all the guidance you'll need.
Taught Postgraduate degrees are a lot like undergraduate programmes. You’ll complete a series of modules following a set timetable of seminars, lectures and other activities. The majority of Masters-level programmes are taught courses. You’ll be much more responsible for studying independently in your free time, but the academics in charge of your course will lead you through it.
Postgraduate Research degrees are more independent in nature. You won’t have as many timetabled units (in fact, you may not have any). Instead, you’ll focus on one or more extended projects. You’ll still receive support and guidance from an expert supervisor, but the focus of your programme will be on your own research work.
POSTGRADUATE GUIDE FOR PARENTS
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.