This allows you to build on your previous study by increasing your knowledge in a specific subject area, enhancing your career prospects and understanding. It offers transferrable skills, researched alongside leading academic staff, rigorous intellectual analysis and problem solving.

Most masters programmes comprise 120 points, though in some cases 240 points are required. Masters degrees are usually offered as research or taught options Note: Not all masters degrees offer both options.

Research masters

This provides you with the opportunity to develop advanced research skills and present findings in a documented scholarly form (such as a thesis). Your research should make an independent contribution to learning or offer a critical perspective on existing scholarship or methodology.

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Taught masters

This will provide you with advanced specialist training in your chosen field, and is normally completed by courses only, although some can include a dissertation.

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