We offer two main types of postgraduate courses - taught courses and research degrees.
We emphasise projects and assignments which are relevant to work, particularly if you work with an industrial or commercial partner.
Our taught postgraduate courses normally involve a formal structure of lectures, seminars, lab work (if relevant), projects and a dissertation. You cover more advanced aspects of subjects studied at undergraduate level. You receive credits for each module you pass.
Master's degrees often include intermediate awards such as a postgraduate certificate (60 credits) and a postgraduate diploma (120 credits). For a full master's degree award, you need to successfully complete 180 credits - this includes the core element of advanced independent work, such as a research project or dissertation.
We offer a number of full- and part-time taught postgraduate courses including:
- postgraduate certificates (PgCert)
- postgraduate diplomas (PgDip)
- master of business administration (MBA)
- master of laws (LLM)
- doctor of clinical psychology (DClinPsy)
- doctor of counselling psychology (DCounPsy)
Your programme of supervised research can lead to a master of philosophy (MPhil) or doctor of philosophy (PhD) in a range of disciplines.
Research degrees involve supervised individual investigation of a subject area culminating in a thesis. Full-time study is about 35 hours a week on research, part-time around 12. More about research degrees
Course length - full-time research degrees are usually completed within 24 or 48 months.
As a research student you are expected to spend about 35 hours a week on your studies which includes going to your induction and developing research skills.
Studying part time - you can study a wide range of postgraduate courses part time. Some are available full and part time - this is indicated within each course entry. Others are only run on a part-time basis.