Degrees Explained

Degrees Explained

To help you find the right study option we explain the different postgraduate degrees available.

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Postgraduate study will enable you to:

  • extend your subject knowledge beyond undergraduate level
  • specialise in a field of academic study
  • gain a competitive edge in the job market

We understand that choosing to study a postgraduate degree is a big undertaking and that everyone’s motivations and needs are different.

We've explained the range of postgraduate qualifications we offer and how they differ to help you make your choice.

Masters' and Doctoral awards

At Newcastle we offer a range of Masters' and Doctoral awards. The main differences between these two types of postgraduate degree are the:

  • study method
  • duration
  • entry requirements

Find out more about each type of award and the benefits of studying them: