Postgraduate study - the benefits

Whether you want to develop your career in business or public service, change direction from your undergraduate degree or become an academic expert in a particular field, we want to see you fulfil your potential here at Stirling.  Postgraduate study gives you a chance to acquire specialist and advanced knowledge and skills and build upon your expertise and interests.  Some choose to pursue postgraduate study straight after their first degree, while others return to university after a period of working.  At the University of Stirling, we welcome students from a range of educational backgrounds and believe this can enhance the experience for students by enabling people to share their diverse experiences and apply them in different contexts.    

Postgraduate study leads to enhanced opportunities; postgraduate degrees are becoming the recognised entry point for a number of careers and is some cases a necessary building block for pursuing more advanced research at doctoral or post-doctoral level.  

Enhanced employability

Enhanced employability

The benefits of a postgraduate degree include enhanced skills and employability, as well as intellectual reward.

Enhanced employability

Change of career

At the end of their degree, many undergraduates recognise that they need more specialist skills to pursue their career of choice. 

Postgraduate study can be your route to this.

Change of career

Intellectual reward

Intellectual reward: a step toward PhD and a career in research

A taught postgraduate degree allows you to pursue a specialist area of interest that you have discovered and developed during your previous studies or during your career.

Intellectual reward
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