Future Open Day

Thinking of a Masters? What do students say about their experiences?

If you’re unsure about a career following your undergraduate degree and aren’t excited by the prospect of a 9-5 just yet, then further study may be for you.  And, one way to find out what it’s really like to talk to current students or recent graduates.

To help we asked a couple of our recent graduates who are currently on Master’s courses about their experiences of further study so far;

“Further study is very rewarding and also (as expected!) a significant step up from undergrad. I’m very glad that I chose to study at Master’s level initially on a course that’s very similar to my undergrad degree because it’s given me a lot more confidence in academic discussions. Master’s level study, from my point of view, is much more self-directed, with significantly more preparation needed for my courses… I think it’s a seriously worthwhile undertaking in terms of both the range and depth of learning experiences you’re exposed to from early on.” (Mitch Mainstone, English Literature Graduate 2017)

“My postgrad experience so far has been great and humbling. I’ve had the opportunity to not only attend some great speaker events by renowned authors and statesmen, but in fact, my own course mates are individuals with great achievements. It has been a great learning experience and I am working on my research under the supervision of experts who have offered me great guidance. It’s much different to an undergrad because the teaching takes place in much smaller groups and there is a lot more interaction between students and professors.” (Sheza Racheel, Politics and International Relations Graduate, 2017)

Also, one of our recent graduates, Jake wrote a blog post reflecting on his Masters year. Take a look here.

Interested in finding out more?

If you want to find out more information about further study options there are several events taking place this month

The Postgraduate Study Fair, Wednesday 15 November, 11.00am – 3.30pm

Your chance to meet over 70 universities and specialist institutions from across the UK and Europe with thousands of courses on offer.
Register online

The Law Fair, Tuesday 14 November, 12.30pm – 4.00pm

Find out about Law conversion courses and further training courses in the legal sector.
Register online

University of Manchester Postgraduate taught courses open day, Wednesday 22 November

Learn more about life on a postgraduate taught course in Manchester.
Further informaiton and register online

Prospect Postgraduate Study Guide also gives a comprehensive overview on postgraduate study and our recent feature has some handy tips on things to think about.