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Finding courses

Finding courses

Finding courses

Masters and Doctorates

  • Find a Masters: offers a searchable database of taught and research masters courses in the UK and abroad as well as information on funding opportunities and events such as Open Days and Fairs.
  • Find A PhD: a guide to current postgraduate research and PhD studentships. Includes details of graduate research programmes from universities throughout the UK, Europe and further afield.
  • Prospects.ac.uk: the UK’s official graduate careers website offers a ‘latest courses and funding’ search, together with information on funding and postgraduate events and fairs.
  • Steps to Postgraduate Study: this site suggests questions to ask yourself and prospective taught course providers to help you identify what and where to study. 
  • Graduate School and Masters Degree online: finding postgraduate study opportunities in the USA.
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP): a government funded scheme for high calibre graduates and postgraduates to work in small and medium-sized companies whilst studying for a Research Masters or PhD.
  • Jobs.ac.uk: specialist website for jobs in academia which includes funded masters and PhD opportunities worldwide.
  • UK Research Councils: the partnership website of the UK's seven Research Councils which includes information on funded, collaborative research at UK Universities and links to each Council.
  • Masters Compare: search and compare masters courses and save your choices.
  • Postgrad.com: search for courses in Europe by subject.  
  • Promodoc: find doctorate opportunities in European Union countries and get advice on applying.

Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas, including Vocational

  • TARGETpostgrad: - UK postgraduate course search including taught masters, postgraduate certificates and vocational training such as teaching, law, etc.
  • Prospects.ac.uk: UK postgraduate certificates and diplomas.
  • PostgraduateStudentships.co.uk: information on all types of funding for all levels of postgraduate study.
  • Hotcourses: search for part-time and online courses. 

Some vocational postgraduate certificates and diplomas have dedicated websites. Examples include:

  • Bar Standards Board - for applications for the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC).
  • LPC Central Applications Board - for applications for the Common Professional Exam/Graduate Diploma in Law (CPE/GDL) and Legal Practice Course (LPC).
  • UCAS Teacher Training - for applications for the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and SCITT (School-centred Initial Teacher Training).
  • NHS Careers – postgraduate diplomas, graduate conversion courses, clinical scientist training, etc, with details of bursaries available.
  • Intercalate.co.uk - UK database of intercalated medical, dental and veterinary courses.

Other vocational qualifications

Most sectors of work have industry-specific qualifications which you can take whilst working.  The Learn Direct website has information on a vast range of part time courses, many of which are delivered online.