If you’re thinking about studying for your postgraduate degree in the UK and you have some questions, continue reading! We’ve done our research and created this blog to find out how international students, who are currently doing their postgraduate degrees are finding it.
What are the benefits?
Some of the benefits of completing your postgraduate course here in the United Kingdom are:
- Study at great universities
- Increase employability
- Save money by studying it in one year, instead of two
What types of postgraduate programmes are there?
The most popular ones are:
- Master’s degree: in-depth studies made up of lectures, seminars, a dissertation and potentially research.
- Postgraduate research: research in your chosen field, opportunity to work with experts.
- Postgraduate diploma: 30 weeks of studying, no dissertation.
- Postgraduate certificate: 15 weeks, no dissertation.
- Postgraduate Professional Development: completed over two years (you can complete it as fast or slow within the two years).
How to apply for a postgraduate degree in the UK
There are two ways you can apply for your postgraduate programme in the UK, the first is direct to the university and the second is through Myriad by UCAS.
Whichever application route you choose make sure you submit your application a few months before the deadline, this is because popular courses fill up quickly.
Once the university accepts you should apply for your Tier 4 visa.
What are the entry requirements?
To be able to study for a postgraduate degree you’ll have to complete a Secure English Language test. To be accepted for postgraduate study you’ll be expected to have a 2:1 in your undergraduate degree or equivalent.
If you have family or friends who have previously or are currently studying here, make sure you speak to them about their accommodation experience. This will help you decide what sort of accommodation you want to live in.
If you don’t anyone, don’t worry! We suggest checking Google reviews and StudentCrowd to get a better idea of experiences students have had in accommodation.
What are the benefits of booking your room with AXO Student Living?
Everything is in one place
What do we mean by that? Your rent includes your bills, this means you don’t have to pay separately for heating, electricity, water, WIFI etc! That’s less stress and more ease for you.
This isn’t an unwritten rule however most postgraduate students do prefer living on their own in a studio room. There are a few reasons for this but the main one is having more space for yourself.
Lucky you, most of our properties have studio rooms! Find out which room suits your needs best here.
AXO Life events
Living in a studio and studying for your postgraduate degree doesn’t mean you can’t make friends! At AXO we run regular social events encouraging students to get together, you can check out some of our previous events.