Types of postgraduate course

We offer several different types of taught postgraduate courses. 

  • Master of Arts (MA) is usually awarded in subjects categorised as the arts or social sciences, such as history or education.
  • Master of Science (MSc) is usually awarded in subjects categorised as the sciences, such as biology or engineering.
  • Master of Research (MRes) is an advanced, research-based degree, which helps prepare you for progression to a PhD or a career where research skills are required.
  • Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) and a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) offer Masters-level knowledge without a dissertation. A PGDip is more extensive than a PGCert.

Not all types are available in every subject – please check our Coursefinder website for details.