Benefits of postgraduate study


There are many reasons to progress onto postgraduate study after your undergraduate degree. You could improve your career prospects, change your career path, specialise in a subject you studied in your degree, or pursue a particular career such as teaching, law or accountancy.

What postgraduate courses are available at the University of Greenwich?

There are four main types of postgraduate courses: taught courses, research degrees, conversion courses, and professional qualifications. The type of course you apply to and study may heavily depend on your career interests.

If you want to continue your studies at the University of Greenwich, you can search our postgraduate courses.

Current students at the university can apply through our Fast Track Scheme. You will receive an automatic conditional offer for a postgraduate course that is related to your undergraduate degree.

Is there financial support for postgraduate study?

Students starting certain postgraduate courses can receive a non-means-tested loan to assist with the cost of studying.

You can apply for funding for some vocational courses such as teacher training, social work, medical and healthcare courses. Contact the Finance Team if you need to know more.

The University of Greenwich offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help our graduates with the cost of their postgraduate study.

These include the Alumni Postgraduate Award and the Fast Forward Master's Scholarship, which offers £5,000 as a cash bursary or as a discount against your tuition fees if you meet certain criteria.

What help is available?

The University of Greenwich can help you whether you plan to study at the University of Greenwich or other Higher Education Institutions.

The help on offer includes:

  • Specialist events such as the Postgraduate Open Evening.
  • Webinars on topics such as 'Thinking about a Master's Degree'.

Resources include:

  • Further information on funding of postgraduate study.
  • Help with writing a personal statement.
  • Help with academic CVs.
  • How to find a PhD.
  • Dedicated staff who can support you in your applications for postgraduate study via career clinics and 1-2-1 appointments.

Contact the Employability & Careers Service to find out more about postgraduate study resources and support.

Contact the Recruitment Team if you have any questions about postgraduate courses at the University of Greenwich.

There are many benefits of postgraduate study. For me it is a personal achievement, as well a way for me to build on my existing knowledge and broaden my intellectual interests. It can also enhance employability and future career prospects. If you feel uncertain, your tutor and Employability Services are always there for support and guidance. Chase your dreams, work hard for them and there is nothing you cannot achieve.

Siham Duncan, BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies 2019 graduate who progressed onto MA Education (2020)

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