Postgraduate study

How to prepare if you’re starting a master’s soon

If you’ve got as far as choosing to study a master’s programme it’s fairly safe to assume that you have strong interest in the subject you’re studying. Prepare If you’re keen to prepare in advance for the course, you could contact the department administrator and ask if they can recommend any pre reading/work. Also, keep an eye out for news […]

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Thinking of doing a PhD? How do you know if it’s right for you?

A PhD can certainly be a rewarding experience but it’s tough and takes a few years, so think through carefully before making the decision to apply. Are you interested enough? Refining and focusing on a single research topic for PhD level study requires commitment. You’re expected to produce original research that makes a contribution to the body of knowledge in your discipline, […]

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Postgraduate study in the USA

Interested in studying for a master’s degree or PhD in the USA? You’re not alone: every year, thousands of students from the UK choose the USA for their graduate studies. The US-UK Fulbright Commission was founded by diplomatic treaty in 1948, to foster intercultural understanding between the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland through […]

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Taught master’s vs research master’s

If you’ve decided that postgraduate study is right for you, your research has probably already shown you there are a wide range of courses available! One of the decisions you might be making is whether to do a taught or a research master’s. If you are looking at both then there are a few points to consider. Taught master’s A […]

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10 tips for master’s applications

Writing a master’s application is very similar to applications for most jobs. Generally you will complete a form with your basic details, and then write a personal statement detailing why you should be accepted. For that reason, master’s applications should be considered as seriously as an application for a job you really want. It can be hard to know where to start, […]

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Thinking about postgraduate study?

Thinking about applying for postgraduate study? There are many good reasons to take this step but it’s a big decision with time and financial implications. You’ll need to consider lots of factors so here are a few points to help you get started: Where do you want to study? It’s important to research different institutions and think about your criteria. […]

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So you’re thinking about a PhD? 5 tips for prospective PhDs

Ever wondered what it’s like doing a PhD? Is doing further research something you’re thinking about now you’re clarifying your dissertation topic and thinking about life after your master’s? Here Mia Certo, an MPhil/PhD candidate in International Relations at LSE, shares her five top tips for things you need to think about if the prospect of doing a PhD sounds appealing. 1. […]

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Is a master’s right for you? – some thoughts from a former LSE student

Former LSE Economics and Economic History student Arnab Datta provides his thoughts on postgraduate education. There is no doubt that studying an undergraduate degree is hard work, so you may think twice before embarking on further study, such as a Master’s degree. Before making this decision, it is important to weigh up the advantages of another qualification with the costs, […]

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