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Master's at Reading postcardIf you are a current undergraduate at the University of Reading, there are a whole host of reasons why you might want to consider staying at Reading for postgraduate study. You could use postgraduate study to get a deeper understanding of your subject, or use it to focus on a new field. A postgraduate degree might help you in your career and could open up new doors for you.

There are also financial reasons why you might consider doing a postgraduate degree at Reading:

  • You can get up to £1,000 off fees through the alumni fee discount
  • If you are a UK/EU student, you’re eligible for a Reading Alumni Scholarship worth over £10,000
  • If you are an international student, you can apply for one of the Country Scholarships that are worth up to £10,000

Is a postgraduate degree for me? Am I qualified?

You might be wondering if postgraduate study is for you. If you have a thirst for knowledge, need a specific qualification for your chosen career, or just want to stand out from the crowd, then it probably is!

You don’t need a first class degree to do postgraduate study. We normally expect our postgraduate students to have an undergraduate degree in the 1st or 2nd class range (or international equivalent). It’s true that we prefer a degree qualification of 2.i or higher, but each course is different, as is each student.

The course will be a step up from undergraduate study and we are looking for hungry students who have a passion for their chosen subject and the desire to succeed. Whilst postgraduate courses have a greater emphasis on independent learning many of them have structured teaching in much the same way as undergraduate courses.

For more detailed information and to get any other questions answered, please check the postgraduate study webpages or come to the Reading Postgraduate Study Room at the Careers and Placement Fair on 30 October.

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