Does a Masters Level Education Help You in the Job Hunt?

Caitlin Hamilton | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Caitlin Hamilton

For the second time in my academic career, I am coming to the end of a degree qualification. Come June, I shall be graduating from student life for the last time, as I finish off my Masters in Science Journalism...

Why You Shouldn't Do an MA Straight After Graduating

Imogen Groome | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Imogen Groome

There's tons to be gained from obtaining industry experience before heading into further education - if you know what your dream job will be, there's a chance they'll want relevant experience before they'll take you on. They'll want to know you can function in the real world.

The Best MA Talent in One Place

Sheila McGregor | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sheila McGregor

For many people these days a 'masters' is the automatic next step after a three-year undergraduate degree. It deepens the knowledge gained during a first course of study and, in theory, sets you up with everything you need to know for working life after higher education.

Snookering the Night Away

Brandon Hartley | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Sport
Brandon Hartley

While many a Brit is accustomed to televised snooker, the game is still relatively unknown in many corners of the world. I grew up in the states and I'd never even seen a snooker table before I moved to Europe a few years ago. Pool remains the preferred cue sport in my nation of origin.

Writing a Novel: The Real Deal

Tasha Smith | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Smith

This critical voice is paramount because if it's encouraging, the words come; they made not be good words but they're allowed fill the page. If the voice is too critical, the words never become ink. That's what's going on with me lately. I look at the words I produced for my dissertation and the words I'm now putting on the page and I feel like I've regressed...

The New Gap Year? More Students Opting For Masters Degree Abroad Over Travelling

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

More graduates are ditching travelling to Thailand and opting for a slightly more intellectual "gap yah": a masters degree at a foreign university, re...

Government Must Do More to Fund Postgraduate Study

Louise Bond | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Louise Bond

Today, I have had to defer my place until September 2014 and belatedly join many of my fellow-graduates still in the search for full-time work. The reason for this last minute deferment was that, having exhausted every possible option, the deadline to pay the first installment of course fees arrived and I did not have the money.

The Madness of it All

Hussein Kesvani | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Hussein Kesvani

As a postgraduate recruiter once told me, "These days, it's next to impossible to secure a job with a BA. Just like in Europe, MAs are becoming a necessity". If this assertion holds true, then we truly live in a rather sorry state of affairs. Rather than a university education empowering students, the necessity of advanced degrees seem to illustrate how the higher education industry has profited from student vulnerability.

Class of 2013: What's Next?

Billy Sexton | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Billy Sexton

Graduating represents a strange time in one's life. The structure of education collapses within an instant - no longer are summer holidays at least six weeks long and timetabled lectures and seminars that are sporadically spread across the week are removed and replaced with the daily 9-5 slog.

Adam Scott Claims the Green Jacket at Augusta National

Emily Stacey | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Sport
Emily Stacey

After a Masters that was tied up in controversy on Saturday morning after Tiger Woods narrowly escaped disqualification from the tournament, yesterday Angel Cabrera and Adam Scott proved that golf is still a game of integrity.

What Will Masters Members Make Of This?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Sport

Bubba Watson, with his pink driver, likes to do things a little differently, but it is unlikely the Augusta members will be impressed should he bring ...

The Masters of Monetisation

Josh Graff | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Tech
Josh Graff

This was a jam-packed seminar and a jam-packed stage, with lots of passionate views. So congratulations to moderator David Pemsel for quickly popping the arguments over "who had the biggest data"... and focusing instead on data as an enabler.

The Growing Crisis in UK Postgraduate Education

Anna Chowcat | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Anna Chowcat

Any government concerned about the future of the British economy needs to acknowledge the issues surrounding postgraduate education and commence building this system as speedily as possible.

Priced Out, Is a Masters a Must Have That Students Can't Afford?

Patrick Thompson | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Patrick Thompson

The answer might be a master's degree. An extra year of specialist study to rack up your employability sounds to the uninitiated like a bomb proof idea. The problem is the cost. While students have spent the last three years protesting about undergraduate fees the issue of master's fees has gone unchallenged.

Applying for Grad School: A Short Guide

Jonathan Lima-Matthews | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jonathan Lima-Matthews

The first thing you have to consider is whether you want to go back into higher education. You should be asking yourself some practical questions: Do I enjoy the academic challenge of higher education? Will graduate study add value to an application for my desired career? Is the cost worth it?

Is Doing a Masters in Creative Writing the Best Way to Get Published?

Tasha Smith | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Smith

'Money can't buy feelings,' Mick tells me. We're sitting in Piccadilly Square, central Manchester. Strange faces, foreign accents and new buildings surround me. It's my first week in this city; I'm feeling overwhelmed. I'm here to do a Masters in Creative Writing.

Lucy Sherriff

Quadriplegic Student Gains Place At University After 12-Hour Exam | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A dedicated pupil sat a 12-hour exam in order to pursue his dream of going to university- despite not being able to walk, write or speak. Isaac Mal...