Types of Institutions
If you are to gain an admission as a UK postgraduate student, the work you do will be on your own initiative, which really develops your lateral thinking and research skills. The postgraduate tutors and lecturers will provide the framework of the course, but you are encouraged to pursue the same with added research and submissions.
With postgraduate research programmes, the principal teaching method is original research, completed under academic supervision of your tutor or designated leader.
Many UK postgraduate research programmes offer introductory taught courses that provide training in research skills. This will help you prepare for the advanced research you’ll need to do.
Students who have completed a first degree are eligible to undertake a postgraduate degree, which includes:
Master’s degree (typically one year)
Doctorate degree (typically three years)
M Sc (Master of Science)
MA (Master of Arts)
M Ed (Master of Education)
LLM (Master of Law)
MBA (Master of Business Administration)
Research degrees involve at least one year, sometimes more, of full-time research resulting in an examined thesis.
If you would like to continue to study for a PhD, you will have to conduct a minimum of two years’ research after the award of your M Sc.
In some subject areas, a student may transfer from BSc/BA/BEng to PhD so that they follow a three year research programme for PhD without first obtaining a Masters degree.
Some courses are taught while others require research. Taught courses usually involve presentations, written course work such as marked essays, exams and dissertations. Classroom sessions are highly interactive, requiring student participation.
Intakes : Universities generally have 2 intakes per year, February & September
Scholarships : There are a variety of scholarships available to international students who wish to study in the UK. Institutions, organizations and the British Government offer funding schemes and awards to help cover course fees and the cost of UK living.