Find out about postgraduate study (Masters)

Students discussing postgraduate study with lecturer

What can you study?

All of our qualifications have different structures and module numbers.

Postgraduate degrees (Masters)

We offer MA and MSc degrees, and a Master's in Postgraduate Laws (LLM). You will normally require an Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) and an advanced level of ability to study in English.

Postgraduate Diplomas

These are normally earned if you achieve two-thirds of the requirements for the related master's degree. Successful students may be able to progress to the related master's degree with credit for modules passed.

Postgraduate Certificates

These are are normally earned if you achieve one-third of the requirement of the related master's degree. Successful students may be able to progress to the related Postgraduate Diploma with credit for modules passed.

How you study

You study all our postgraduate programmes by distance learning. You are usually provided with a complete study pack, so there is no need to purchase additional textbooks. You also have access to our Online Library where you can consult the world’s top academic journals. (See 'How you study' for more details.)

Working online collaboratively with students and tutors is a feature of most postgraduate courses. You will find online support such as conferencing, discussion forums, online lectures and collaborative group work, which can give you an international perspective on your subject a feature of most programmes.

For most courses you will have online access to a personal tutor - a University of London academic - who will support you in your studies.

How you and your company benefit

As most of our postgraduate students continue to work while they study, they are able to apply their new knowledge, ideas and strategies in their workplace right from the start. (See our page on 'graduate and professional development'.)

Many of our postgraduate programmes offer the opportunity to write a dissertation under expert supervision, based on issues in your workplace. This may act as a consultancy for your workplace, bringing your fresh thinking and insights directly back into your workplace.