What is a Postgraduate Course?

International students with an undergraduate degree from another country or the United Kingdom may obtain a postgraduate degree at a UK university. In the United Kingdom, a postgraduate degree lasts one year, as opposed to two years in other parts of the world.

A postgraduate degree from the United Kingdom will help students advance their careers by including a globally recognized certificate and flexible study opportunities.

Course Types

The majority of postgraduate degrees are one-year programs, but some can take 18 months to two years to complete, depending on the modules and fieldwork. A postgraduate degree can be delivered in two ways: as a Taught Master’s degree or as a Research Master’s degree.

Taught masters are more analytical in nature, while research masters are focused on field and laboratory work.

The cost of a taught master’s degree is smaller than that of a research master’s degree. Students who have earned strong grades in their bachelor’s or undergraduate degrees are eligible to qualify for full or partial scholarships.

Why choose to pursue post-graduation in the UK?

The United Kingdom has a rich cultural legacy and a strong worldwide reputation for high-quality education. The United Kingdom has more than 30 universities listed in the top 200 universities in the world, making it one of the most popular study destinations for foreign students (Times Higher Education Guide). Pursuing postgraduate studies in the United Kingdom is not only a fantastic learning choice, but it also allows students to develop important skills such as individuality and cultural understanding.


International students seeking to pursue postgraduate studies must have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with no single factor below 5.5. The following documents and entry requirements are required:

  • Minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent
  • Bachelor or undergraduate certificate and Transcript.
  • Reference Letter from your high school teacher
  • Personal Statement
  • Scanned copy of passport and visa

The Most Popular Postgraduate Courses in the UK

  1. Business and Administrative Studies
  2. Economics, Politics, Sociology and other Social Studies
  3. Engineering and Technology
  4. Creative Arts and Design
  5. Law
  6. Education (including Teacher Training)
  7. Computer Science
  8. Nursing, Health and other Subjects Allied to Medicine
  9. Mass Communications and Media Studies
  10. Biological Sciences

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