Changing direction

If you're thinking about changing the direction of either your studies or your career a postgraduate qualification could enable you to do so. It can be a big decision so seek advice and think your options through.

Course Options

In some cases you can enrol on a postgraduate qualification without having studied the subject at undergraduate level. A Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) for example is a common way to get into teaching at primary school level. Other subjects such as Law or Healthcare can take your studies and career in a new direction.

To find out whether a course you are interested in requires a relevant undergraduate degree use our course finder and check the entry requirements section.

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Getting Relevant Experience

‌Although your postgraduate qualification can provide essential knowledge and skills you're more likely to stand out if you have some work experience in your new field.

At the University of Wolverhampton The Workplace, has dedicated offices on City Campus helping both students and graduates with:

  • placements - professional experience that may provide credits towards your new qualification.
  • graduate jobs - The Workplace works closely with employers and can put you in touch with opportunities as soon as they come up.
  • volunteering - demonstrates commitment and can be a great way to get experience in a specific field.
  • starting you own business - many of our postgraduates have set up their own businesses in a new field with University support.