What does Master's level study entail?

Studying for a Master’s is a step up from undergraduate work. It is more intellectually demanding and you will find it more challenging in a number of ways.

Master’s level work generally involves learning new technical skills and requires you to think about concepts and methods more critically and deeply. You will be expected to link together a number of different ideas to form a bigger picture and to arrive at solutions for yourself.

Learning from your peers

Master’s programmes are not like subjects studied at undergraduate level. They may be more specialised and interdisciplinary. They may be linked more closely to a specific profession, or may require you to conduct your own research. This means they can attract students from a variety of study backgrounds. This is an excellent opportunity for you to learn from peers with different perspectives, as well as lecturers and industry specialists.