Postgraduate advice from our students

Some of our students have answered your questions around postgraduate study and applying for a Masters degree.

Can you get postgraduate funding? What are the options?

Current postgraduate students Nicole and Dev explain how they’ve funded further study and share tips on what to expect if you take out a loan from Student Finance England.  Dev explains how she’s made postgraduate study possible as an international student and outlines how the UWE Bristol hardship fund works.

What are the career prospects for getting a job after a Masters degree or postgraduate study?

Dev and Nicole describe how hands on learning is equipping them with skills they will need in the workplace.  They chat about transferable skills, making use of LinkedIn and becoming more confident as a result of postgraduate study.  Dev talks about how she’ll go about looking for work in the UK as an international postgraduate.

How much difference is there between undergraduate and postgraduate study?

Current postgraduate student Ele and recent graduate Kathy share their thoughts on how postgraduate and undergraduate study differ. They explain how they’ve adapted to working in smaller groups and become more independent in their approach to learning.

When should I apply for a Masters degree or postgraduate study?

Kathy and Ele share advice on the best time to apply for postgraduate study and outline their own quite different experiences. They share insights on scholarships, personal statements and interviews.

Why did you decide to apply for a Masters degree?

Ele and Kathy explain what inspired them to do postgraduate study. Kathy talks about pursuing the area that she enjoyed most in her undergraduate course and Ele explains why she chose to progress straight from undergraduate to postgraduate study here at UWE Bristol.

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