PGT Entry Requirements

Why not pursue a Masters degree this September?

Continue your studies

Studies show that postgraduates are more likely to be employed within six months of graduating than undergraduates and are less likely to be jobless (What Do Graduates Do? HECSU, 2013).

Whether you are considering further study with the College of Humanities, another College or School at Exeter, in the UK, or abroad you will need to choose your route with care and make sure that the course/ programme both fits with your interests and also your longer-term career plans.

Why continue onto further study?

Students choose postgraduate level study for a wide-variety of reasons:

  • A pure interest in learning and enjoyment of your first degree subject
  • To specialise even more and become an 'expert’ on a particular topic
  • For a fresh academic perspective and a new start
  • In order to achieve a professional qualification needed to pursue your chosen career (e.g. archaeologist, law, teaching, social work, librarianship, professional translator or clinical psychology) 
  • To work on special projects, perhaps overseas, with academic and industry experts both within and outside the university 
  • To develop your research, analytical, problem-solving and communication skills even further
  • To impress employers in industry sectors where postgraduate study is firmly recognized and expected 
  • To complement relevant work experience you may have already gained i.e. ‘putting theory into the practice’
  • To make yourself more marketable and perhaps to command a higher salary in some very competitive sectors

There is however a lot to think about when considering further study, including the subject, length of study period, location, reputation of the university and the course (e.g. with employers), links with industry, future career prospects, on-course training and development, access to appropriate facilities (e.g. laboratory equipment), funding etc.