PhD Funding Fair 2019 now open for applications!

It’s that time of year again; the Postgraduate Studentships PhD Funding Fair is open for applications for 2019. If you’re thinking about undertaking a PhD and not sure where to start looking, or where to find funding, then our event might help you get started on your research journey. Our annual event takes place on […]

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The Costs of an Online Masters

There is a lot to think about when considering an Online Masters, with cost being high on the list of things to think about. You may find that there are some financial benefits of an Online Masters degree and you may even find that you are saving money. This article talks about the costs of […]

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The Flexibility of an Online Masters

Flexibility is often the biggest advantage for people looking to complete an Online Masters while managing work commitments. There is a lot of flexibility with an Online Masters which makes juggling a Masters with work commitments much easier. However, a flexible Online Masters does mean you need to be flexible with technology, feedback and your […]

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Masters Compare Scholarship Winner’s Story: One Year On

Our Masters Compare £5,000 Scholarship is a great way to help with your postgraduate studies. Last year, our successful winner of the scholarship was Kristia, a MSc Business Analytics student at Imperial College Business School in London. We recently caught up with Kristia to find out how her course is going, and how the Masters […]

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Advice on writing a successful funding application

Making a funding application can seem daunting. What does your potential funder need to know about you and your project? What will make your application stand out from the crowd? Most importantly, how can you ensure that your application will secure funding for your research project? Postgraduate students from the University of Glasgow, who have […]

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UK Postgraduate Doctoral Loans

Applications are now open for PhD loans in England and Wales! Students have the opportunity to borrow up to £25,700 to help cover costs of course fees and living expenses while studying a UK PhD. What is the Postgraduate Doctoral Loan? A loan worth up to £25,700. To help support the cost of living and course […]

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SFE Postgraduate Master’s Loan applications are now open for 2019/20!

Applications now open – SLC (Student Loans Company) Student Finance England Postgraduate Master’s Loan application service is now open for 2019/20. You can apply for a loan to help with your course and living costs starting today. Postgraduate Master’s loan – if you are registered for a Postgraduate Master Course for 2019/20, you could be […]

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Is an Online Masters right for me?

If you are starting to think about applying to study a Masters then you may already have decided that you are interested in completing a course online. This would mean that you would not be on campus for the duration of your studies. If you are thinking about this type of course, you may find […]

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A guide to shortlisting Masters courses

If you are looking for a Postgraduate Masters course it may well be in a subject area related to your first degree, or your current job, or perhaps the job you want to move into. That is likely to give you quite a few different options and a range of courses to choose from. That’s […]

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A guide to comparing and choosing a Masters course

When starting to look at a Masters programme, you may already have an idea of which one is right for you and will suit your study needs and career goals. However, you may also end up with a shortlist of 5 to 10 courses and wonder how to choose between them? We’ve put together a […]

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PostgraduateStudentships PhD Funding Fair 2018 – What Exhibitors Thought

Our annual PostgraduateStudentships PhD Funding Fair takes place in Central London every December. The fair provides your university with the opportunity to meet and talk with UK, EU and International students who are looking for information and advice on applying for PhD funding and opportunities. Students at the fair must meet a specific set of […]

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PostgraduateStudentships PhD Funding Fair 2018 – What Students Thought

Our annual PostgraduateStudentships PhD Funding Fair recently took place in London. The fair provided students with the opportunity to meet and talk with representatives from some of the top UK universities. All of the universities present at the fair had PhD funding to offer, providing a great opportunity for students to discuss their PhD plans […]

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Meet Kristia – Masters Scholarship 2018/19 Winner

We’re excited to announce the winner for our Masters Scholarship 2018/19 is Kristia, a MSc Business Analytics student at Imperial College Business School in London. We spoke to Kristia about her journey into postgraduate study and about what winning the scholarship has meant to her. Kristia started at Imperial at the end of August. Can […]

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PostgraduateStudentships PhD Funding Fair – Meet the Sponsor

Our annual PostgraduateStudentships PhD Funding Fair takes place on Wednesday 05 December 2018 in Central London. This year we are proud to bring the event to you in partnership with specialist education finance providers, Lendwise. Who are Lendwise? Lendwise is a specialised education finance platform and is the alternative way to fund your PhD studies! […]

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Returning to PhD study – My PhD in Media, Arts & Technology

Queen Mary University of London postgraduate student, Angela, shares with us her experience of studying for a PhD in the Media, Arts & Technology. How long was it between your Undergraduate and Postgraduate course? “I worked for more than a decade which was definitely the right thing for me to do.” Did you have any […]

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Student Valerija Shares Her Advice About Searching for a Postgraduate Degree

Final year postgraduate student, Valerija, shares with us about when she began her search for postgraduate study and what her advice is for anyone thinking of studying a postgraduate degree. From my own experience, I would definitely advise to start your postgraduate study research as early as possible. The evidence of this would be my own case. […]

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Attending Postgraduate Open Days

Most universities run postgraduate open days, some in the Autumn, but many in the Spring. Some universities will also run them around June or July. Many are run for the whole university, but some are specific subject open days run by departments or faculties. If you can visit the universities you are considering studying your […]

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How to work while doing a PhD

Studying for a PhD is a big commitment and one that requires a lot of research. Studying for a PhD full time can take between 3-4 years, while part-time study may take 6-7 years. Below are a few points you may find helpful to consider before starting your PhD. Is funding for a PhD in […]

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How to Apply for a PhD or Other Doctorate

Studying at postgraduate level is always a big commitment, but applying for a PhD or other doctorate, which will take a minimum of 3 years, is a major decision. What types of Doctorate are available in the UK? In the UK, the most common model for a doctorate is a ‘traditional’ PhD where a substantial […]

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Doctoral Loans – What we know so far

In the March 2017 Budget, the government stated its intention to introduce postgraduate doctoral loans. No further information was confirmed. We provide a summary here of what has been announced to date. Background At Budget 2015, the Government announced its intention to review how to broaden and strengthen support for postgraduate research and subsequently published […]

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It is never too late to start a PhD

We met Ismene at our annual PhD Funding Fair. One year later we caught up with her to find out how her search for a PhD was going. I am a (very) mature postgrad who has caught up on my first university education in my 50s, having trained originally as a pianist and singer at the Royal […]

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Student Voices: Finding the right Masters

Leslie is an MSc student at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He talks to us about his experience of finding the right Masters for him. Looking for a course I continued on to postgrad straight from doing a BSc at another university. I was already set on doing a Masters in my […]

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Cross-cultural knowledge helping to enhance employability

Choosing the right postgraduate course for career development is important for many students. So how do you ensure you are developing transferable skills for employment after your Masters. Petra Wilton, Director of Strategy and External Affairs, Chartered Management Institute argues that cross-cultural knowledge will help enhance employability. She explains here why, and how students can […]

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Why you should – or shouldn’t – do a PhD : A research student’s view

Ricky, a final year PhD student at UCL, shares his thoughts on choosing to do a PhD or not: The Ocean Before Us In the years spent working towards your PhD, your sense of self worth is put through the wringer, time and time again under the benevolent questioning of those around you. “What exactly […]

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