Thinking about further study

Investigate courses

Competition for many postgraduate opportunities is strong, so do your research before you apply. Find out as much as you can about the course, the institution offering it and the academic staff.

Read our section of the website Think about further study before you get started, to help you consider your options.

Useful websites for further information
Find a Masters
A comprehensive database of over 16,000 Masters courses from UK & international universities. Includes a useful course search and compare feature, student profiles, postgraduate open days and videos.
Find a PhD
Directory of scientific research aims of academics from institutions in the UK and Ireland, and database of postgraduate research degrees and PhD studentships.
Find an MBA
A dedicated web site of postgraduate business Masters degrees and MBAs.
Hot courses - undergraduate and postgraduate courses
Undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
Learndirect
A national database of courses leading to a vocational qualification.
PG course search (Prospects)
A postgraduate database for finding taught courses and research opportunities.
Postgrad (Targetjobs)
Search for postgraduate courses, then compare by student rating, RAE score, fees and employability score.
Postgrad.com
This lists courses and research opportunities by subject area and also include information on funding sources.
UCAS
Undergraduate courses.
Unistats
Allows you to compare and review universities and their subjects based on the university and college's satisfaction scores in the National Student Survey, jobs and salaries after study and other key information.