Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate courses

Find a postgraduate course in your chosen subject area. We offer a range of different postgraduate programmes. Explore Master’s degrees, PhD programmes, part-time courses and more.

Postgraduate study at the University of Wolverhampton

Unlock a world of new opportunities with postgraduate courses at the University of Wolverhampton. 

Whether you're looking to retrain, boost your employability, enrich your CPD, or take the next step in your career, our postgraduate programmes are designed to open doors.

At the University of Wolverhampton, we focus on developing our postgraduate students' leadership skills and knowledge to not only enhance their career prospects, but give them the confidence needed to lead the pack in their area of postgraduate study. We recognise the need to be flexible and supportive, to put each student first and encourage their full potential.

We offer a range of postgraduate study options including full-time and part-time courses, conversion courses, 100% online courses, and accredited CPD courses. Take a look at our postgraduate courses and start your journey with us today!

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Why study with us?

At the University of Wolverhampton, we ensure that every postgraduate student is included, with the right support, opportunities and facilities to help every student achieve their potential. We are committed to flexible and personalised learning routes for postgraduate students, helping you study in ways that best suit your life.

As well as committing to study success, we concentrate our efforts on making life as a University of Wolverhampton postgraduate fulfilling and inclusive. Take a look at our award-winning support services, quality accommodation and university life to find out more.

Our academic Schools

Our academic schools deliver compelling postgraduate degrees in a variety of subjects. Learn more about where you’ll be learning during your postgraduate course.

Discover life as a postgraduate

There are a wealth of reasons to choose the University of Wolverhampton, including our impressive facilities and accommodation. Learn more about life as a postgraduate.

Postgraduate FAQs

Students study a postgraduate degree after they've completed an undergraduate degree. Postgraduate courses encompass a range of qualifications, including Master's degrees, conversion courses, postgraduate certificates, and more.

There are several types of postgraduate courses, including:

  • Master’s degrees: Master’s degrees are level 7 qualifications worth 180 credits. They exist for a wide array of subjects, and involve a series of modules and a dissertation. There are two main types of Master’s degrees: research courses and taught courses.
  • Postgraduate research courses: Postgraduate research courses comprise a research component (with a requirement to produce original work) that is larger in terms of student effort than any other accompanying taught component.
  • Postgraduate taught courses: Taught courses comprise a number of modules, and are assessed by a combination of coursework, exams, and dissertation. They require less of a research component, and include conversion courses, initial teacher training courses, and more.
  • Conversion courses: Conversion courses are designed for students looking to pursue a career in a subject different to their undergraduate degree. They are common for areas like law, teaching, medicine, dentistry, and more.
  • Doctorates: Doctorates require students to complete an original piece of research in a specific area, and generally take at least three years of full-time study to complete.
  • Postgraduate certificates (PgCert): PgCerts are the same level of study as a Master’s degree, but are worth fewer credits, and can generally be completed in three months of full-time study. You can study a PgCert in a range of subjects, including architecture, veterinary science, education, and more.
  • Postgraduate diplomas (PgDip): PgDips are also the same level of study as a Master’s degree; however, they are worth more credits than a PgCert, and take longer to complete.

Postgraduate research courses focus on independent research and deep insight into a specific subject area, while postgraduate taught courses are more structured, classroom-based courses that provide a broader understanding of a topic.

Undergraduate degrees are level 4-6 qualifications, and are the first degrees students will study for in higher education. An undergraduate degree is required for students looking to study a postgraduate degree, a level 7 qualification.

Learn about the difference between undergraduate and postgraduate study in our helpful guide.

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