Boost your career with postgraduate study
Have you considered staying at Leicester to continue your studies at postgraduate level?
Postgraduates benefit from both higher earnings and better employment prospects when compared to those with an undergraduate degree alone, as proved by the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, so returning to Leicester to continue your studies is an attractive option.
Increasing earning power
There are significant financial benefits to progressing from undergraduate to postgraduate study. This postgraduate premium was estimated at 24% in 2007-2008 when postgraduates earned on average £23,500 six months after graduating, compared to £19,000 for first-degree holders, as noted in the 2010 Government report on postgraduate study (PDF).
Improving career prospects
81% of Master’s graduates were employed just sixth months after graduation and 87% of PhD graduates also gained employment after sixth months according to a recent report from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).
Discover why postgraduate study at Leicester pays
- Improve your career prospects after your degree
- Gain a competitive edge in a competitive jobs market
- Take your career in a new direction for the better
- Specialise and make an original contribution to the knowledge in your field
Whatever your reason for postgraduate study you’ll discover that continuing your study at Leicester will help you go even further.
Leicester is the ideal place to study for postgraduate taught courses or research programmes. As a current student you’ll have already experienced the benefits of our distinctive approach. Returning postgraduates can rest assured that we remain committed to our belief that teaching is more inspirational when delivered by passionate scholars engaged in world-changing research – and that research is stronger when delivered in an academic community that includes students.
The University offers an extensive range of taught postgraduate provision enabling you to benefit from high quality teaching informed by innovative research. Our flexible approach to courses aims to work around your needs.
Outstanding research programmes
Our research degree programmes are firmly rooted in our strong research culture. Leicester is one of the UK’s top research universities, ranked highly in both national and global standings.
Loyalty discount and studentships
Current Leicester undergraduate students returning to study a postgraduate course on campus, starting in 2012 receive a 10% discount, so it really does pay to stay.
There’s also an opportunity to take advantage of the University’s £3.5 million investment in full and partial PhD and postgraduate studentships, giving you the opportunity to make your mark on your discipline.