Further study

Each year a significant number of Stirling graduates go on to postgraduate study. There are many reasons why you may want to continue studying, but you will need to consider carefully how much another course will help you in your future career. It is important to be clear in your own mind why you want to take this path. Use these pages for identifying your motivations, look for courses, information on making applications, funding opportunities and studying abroad.

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Further study: Is it right for you?

There are many good (and bad) reasons to pursue further study, you need to ask yourself:

  • are you passionate about your subject? If you would like to work in academia, then further study is almost always a requirement
  • will it improve your career prospects?
  • is the course a requirement for a particular career? - For example the Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) is a one-year course for those wishing to train as a teacher
  • do you want to work in an area that is unrelated to your undergraduate degree?  A postgraduate degree may help you to change career paths 
  • do you want to buy some time to consider your options before entering the job market? Postgraduate study can be very intensive and leave little time for reflection. Ask yourself why you are feeling unready. Will you feel ready after completing a course of further study?

Talk to us  

Come along to one of our Quick Queries Career Advice and discuss your options with a Careers and Employability Consultant

Sources of help

There are many resources to help you decide if further study is the right option for you.  Some of these include: 

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