Postgraduate taught degrees

Taught postgraduate programmes can enable you to specialise further in a topic which caught your attention at undergraduate level or can provide an opportunity to gain specialist knowledge of a new field. Either way, they equip students with high level analytical skills and offer an intensive insight into the latest thinking on a topic, often delivered by international experts in the field.

Entry requirements
See university websites (right) for detailed entry requirements.

Some programmes build on knowledge gained at undergraduate level and therefore require a degree in a specific subject while others provide the opportunity to develop a new interest. In the majority of cases, you are likely to be asked to achieve a good undergraduate degree (normally defined as an upper second class degree or above).

Some taught postgraduate programmes accept applicants with a suitable level of relevant professional experience without an undergraduate degree.