These are normally one year with taught modules, leading to a post graduate certificate/diploma and with the addition of a dissertation (up to a further 6 months) leading to a masters qualification. This option can give you the opportunity to specialise in your subject or to change career direction. Some courses are also professional or vocational qualifications, such as the PGDE for teaching, or RICS approved MSc for chartered surveying.
Find a postgraduate course in the UK - search for courses available throughout the UK from the Prospects website.
Various articles by Targetjobs offering postgraduate study advice is also available from their website.
Applying for Teacher Training - if you're thinking of applying for teacher training, you may find the following websites useful:
- Teach in Scotland
- Target Jobs – Training to Teach in Scotland
- Target Jobs – Postgraduate Teaching Guide magazine
- Target Jobs – Post-qualification information
- General Teaching Council for Scotland - Memorandum of Guidance
Find A Masters Scholarships - learn about the scholarship opportunities for postgraduate courses.
Planitplus - has information about postgraduate courses in Scotland.
MBA’s are a bit different in that they have relevance to a wide range of sectors. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally recognised degree designed to develop the skills and knowledge required for management careers.
Most MBA’s include core subjects, such as accounting, economics, marketing, and operations, as well as elective courses that allow participants to follow their own personal or professional interests.
Most universities offering MBA’s require that candidates have at least a few years of professional work experience before starting the programme. Applicants may also be asked to submit to a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), and provide academic transcripts, letters of reference, and an essay or statement of purpose that reflects why they want to pursue an MBA. Fees and reputation of MBA’s vary considerably so research is essential.
You may find the following links helpful:
Findamasters - a directory of Masters degree programmes from around the world.
Mastersavenue - search 40,000 graduate courses from leading universities in just a few seconds.
Mastersportal.eu - find and compare thousands of Masters worldwide.
Studylink - find MBA’s using a postgraduate course search.
Studylondon - information on studying an MBA at a London University.
Prospects - MBA course search on the Prospects website.