Postgraduate study

Choosing the right university for your postgraduate degree

When you’re choosing a university for your postgraduate studies, there are a few ways to help shortlist your options. Here are our top 5 questions to ask yourself.

1. Which course is best for me?

Check things like the modules, entry requirements and assessment methods to find the best one for you.

International student? The UK is an increasingly popular destination for postgraduate study - check out our guide to studying a Master's in the UK.

Whether you need a specific qualification to further your career or want to specialise, we have hundreds of postgraduate degrees and research degrees to choose from.


Find your postgraduate course


2. What will it cost and how will I pay?

From loans and discounts for current students to generous scholarship packages, we're here to help you.

Fees and scholarships will differ for home/UK students and overseas students. So check our finance guides and explore our scholarships now.


UK student finance

International fees and funding

What's included in fees


3. Will a Master's help my career?

Research suggests that further study does indeed have a career benefit! Graduates with a Master’s degree tend to enter higher level positions and earn more. At UEA it’s not all about study - we prepare our students for global careers with training, placements, real experience and contact with professionals.


Careers after postgraduate study


4. Where will I live at university?

Being a postgraduate student is about so much more than gaining a degree.

We’re dedicated to catering for our thriving postgraduate student community - part of our students' union is dedicated to postgraduate students.

We also recommend you consider the following:

Campus vs city

Do you want a campus university, with everything you need in walking distance? Or are you looking for a city university? UEA has a bit of both - it's a campus university just 2 miles away from the city centre.


What would suit your lifestyle best? Are student life and entertainment important? Would you prefer to live at home and commute, or to move away from home?

Discover UEA life

Postgraduate accommodation


5. Who can I speak to about my course and life at UEA?

Find out what it’s like to live and study at UEA - chat to the people who know best! Our students, staff and experts are here to help.


Chat to a UEA student, academic or
staff member

International students - book a virtual meeting
with our Global team

Speak to our admissions team on Live Chat

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If you’ve still got questions about studying a Master’s, we’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions.


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Take a tour

The best way to get a feel for a university is to visit. You can book campus tours or even visit virtually.

Both of these options give you the opportunity to explore both your subject and the campus. To see some of our students' favourite highlights, watch our virtual tour video below now.