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Why study postgraduate?

01 Sep 2021

Each year, thousands of people apply for postgraduate study through UAC. It's a big step to head back to the books, but there are three main reasons it could be the right decision for you.

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1. Consolidate your career
Advance your skills and become an expert in your area by gaining specialist knowledge. Postgraduate study shows your commitment to your career and, in a crowded job market, it can help you stand out from the crowd and increase your earning potential.

2. Prepare for a career change
Expand your knowledge, gain a new qualification and establish yourself in a new field. As well as learning new skills you can make connections with others in that area and build a personal network while you study. You’ll also be spending time with like-minded people.

3. Follow your passion
Postgraduate study can be a rewarding and enriching experience in its own right. Get your brain cranking in an area that’s always interested you, take the opportunity to pursue your passion, or take that business idea and make it a reality.

There are almost 800 courses available at 15 institutions. Whether you opt for a six-month graduate certificate or a two-year masters degree, there are online and part-time options to help you manage your time.

Early bird applications close at midnight on 31 October so start researching your options and make your move.