What study skills will I need?
To study successfully at postgraduate level, you’ll need to be able to:
- find and read research material that has been written for experts rather than students
- critically analyse findings – including statistical analysis
- follow academic convention when presenting findings and ideas, references and bibliographies
- carry out reflective practice (relating others’ theories to your own studies).
An undergraduate degree or equivalent is the ideal preparation for postgraduate study – although other qualifications, university-level study or professional experience may also be appropriate. You’ll find detailed information about entry requirements in the qualification descriptions, which also include:
- other knowledge and skills you might need (such as level of English if it’s not your first language)
- requirements relating to the context of your study (for example, education students may need access to a group of learners; healthcare students may need access to a healthcare setting)
- diagnostic quizzes to help you decide if you’re ready
- advice about routes through the qualification
- time limits for completion.
Find out more about skills for postgraduate study.
Steps to Postgraduate Study
This external site offers impartial advice and an independent guide for anyone considering a taught postgraduate course, for more information visit Steps to Postgraduate Study