UK PostGraduate Program

After your undergraduate degree, you can apply to a suitable university in the UK for your postgraduate degree programme. You can apply for a Masters degree or a PhD programme.

In the United Kingdom, a Masters programme doesn't exceed two years. That is, it can be completed in just a year or a maximum of two years and this usually depends on the course you're studying.

This in particular is unlike what's obtainable in other countries. Getting admitted into a Masters programme in the UK already affords of when exactly you will complete your studies.


A Masters programme in the UK will help you:

  • Gain multicultural exposure and become internationally relevant.
  • Learn from world-class tutors
  • Set the right foundation and pace for your after-school life.
  • Acquire not only theoretical knowledge but practical approaches to solving real world problems.
  • Become internationally sort after by gaining a full time employment in any industry relevant to your discipline.

Types of Masters degree

Basically, there are two types of Masters degree in the UK.

  1. Taught Masters
  2. Research Masters

Taught Masters

As a taught master's student, you are required to participate in lectures, seminars and you will also be graded through examinations, dissertation or project.

This category also has four main types and each of them lasts between 1 year to 2 years full-time. The types include:

  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • Master of Science (MSc)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) Master of Engineering (MEng).

Research Masters

As a research student, you will write a thesis and have an academic assigned to supervise your work. Also, you will control your work and schedule.

Usually, a research degree is a PhD programme and it can last between 3 to 4 years. In addition, a research student's thesis is expected to consist of 60,000 to 100,000 words. After submission, you will have to orally defend your work in front of a panel.