Applying for Postgraduatecourses• Postgraduate study• Where to study• Choosing the right course• How to apply• Sources of ...
Postgraduate coursestaught programmes• MA, MSc, MBA, LLM other vocational courses• One year full time• Include seminars, l...
Postgraduate Research• Doctorates – PhD/DPhil• Three to six years full time• 80,000 - 100,000 word thesis plus oral viva• ...
Postgraduate studyother qualifications• Postgraduate diplomas/certificates• Nine months full time• Vocational or conversio...
Choosing the right course• Entry criteria – qualifications, experience• Course content – specialised, broad – similar (or ...
Where to study –information sourcesWebsites• www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/careerchoices/furtherstudy• www.coursediscoveronline...
When and How to apply• Apply direct to individual universities – up to 12        months before start• Application form – m...
The personal statement• Adapt to each institution• Research the course content• Structure your statement• Accuracy• Keep t...
What to include in thepersonal statement• Why this university?• Why this course?• Make links to relevant study, academic i...
Costs of postgraduate studyin the UK (UK and EU students)Masters courses £4,000 - £12,000Clinical - £10,000 - £21,000MBA -...
Financial supportAwards – Institutional, Research Council, otherswww.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/feesandfunding/2013entry/fundin...
Further help  Careers and Employability Support     Short interview with a careers adviser     10 – 5pm Mon – Fri plus Wed...
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Applying for Postgraduate Study

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Applying for Postgraduate Study

  1. 1. Applying for Postgraduatecourses• Postgraduate study• Where to study• Choosing the right course• How to apply• Sources of finance• Further resources
  2. 2. Postgraduate coursestaught programmes• MA, MSc, MBA, LLM other vocational courses• One year full time• Include seminars, lectures, tutorials, project work, a thesis/dissertation and exams• Need BA/BSc or equivalent for entry
  3. 3. Postgraduate Research• Doctorates – PhD/DPhil• Three to six years full time• 80,000 - 100,000 word thesis plus oral viva• Need good first degree or masters for entry• MPhil – two to three years full time• 60,000 word thesis plus oral viva
  4. 4. Postgraduate studyother qualifications• Postgraduate diplomas/certificates• Nine months full time• Vocational or conversion courses• Coursework, exams• Any discipline and usually BA/BSc or equivalentneeded, sometimes relevant work experience
  5. 5. Choosing the right course• Entry criteria – qualifications, experience• Course content – specialised, broad – similar (or not)to first degree?• Suitable qualification for long term aims – profession, country• Costs and duration• Institution reputation• Teaching and learning – class sizes, contact time• Geographical location and available accommodation
  6. 6. Where to study –information sourcesWebsites• www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/careerchoices/furtherstudy• www.coursediscoveronline.co.uk/pg• www.prospects.ac.uk/• www.postgrad.hobsons.com/• www.prospects.ac.uk/studying_abroad.htmIn person• Sussex University PG Open Day every January• Other Universities
  7. 7. When and How to apply• Apply direct to individual universities – up to 12 months before start• Application form – many online• www.prospects.ac.uk/links/ApplyOnline• Apply before you have degree results• Personal statement• Referees – allow time
  8. 8. The personal statement• Adapt to each institution• Research the course content• Structure your statement• Accuracy• Keep to word limit
  9. 9. What to include in thepersonal statement• Why this university?• Why this course?• Make links to relevant study, academic interests and /or experiences?• How does the course fit with your career aims?
  10. 10. Costs of postgraduate studyin the UK (UK and EU students)Masters courses £4,000 - £12,000Clinical - £10,000 - £21,000MBA - £4,000 - £30,000PhD - £4,000www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/feesandfunding/2013entry/fees/feesbycourse
  11. 11. Financial supportAwards – Institutional, Research Council, otherswww.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/feesandfunding/2013entry/funding/opportunitieswww.prospects.ac.uk/funding_postgraduate_study.htmNote early deadlines from 15 February 2013
  12. 12. Further help Careers and Employability Support Short interview with a careers adviser 10 – 5pm Mon – Fri plus Wed 5 –7pm www.sussex.ac.uk/careers

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