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1 An Introduction to Postgraduate Study at the University of Plymouth Luke Sloan 17 October 2009

2 Introduction What is postgraduate study? Why study at a postgraduate level? What are the different qualifications? Postgraduate study at the University of Plymouth Why I chose the University of Plymouth

3 What is postgraduate study? Studying at a higher level to that of an undergraduate degree Continued academic/professional development Various levels of postgraduate study –Masters programmes –Certificates and diplomas –Doctoral programmes

4 Why study at postgraduate level? To gain more knowledge in a subject area For the personal challenge To improve career prospects An essential career requirement To enter an academic career

5 What are the different qualifications? Taught Masters (MSc/MA/MBA/MRes) (1 year) - 2/3 rd taught 1/3 rd research project Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma (1 year) PGCE (1 year)

6 What are the different qualifications? Research Doctorate (PhD, MPhil) (3-4 years) - All research with some training courses Professional Doctorate (DClinPsy, DBA, DPA, EdD) (2 years) - 3/4 Research 1/4 Taught

7 Postgraduate study at the University of Plymouth? A dynamic and ambitious institution Among the UK’s top 50 universities for research 87% employed within six months Support from our Graduate School

8 Postgraduate study at the University of Plymouth? Students choose Plymouth for our… –forward thinking approach –strong record of excellence, enterprise and innovation across teaching and research activities –outstanding postgraduate employment record –welcoming, friendly environment –nationally recognised green credentials

9 Why stay in Plymouth for your next degree? Alumni discount available for some programmes You are familiar with the University You know your tutors & they know you You know the city Your friends are here No relocation costs Free skills development programme for PhD and research degree students Fantastic Postgraduate Society Established research groups and activity

10 Why I chose the University of Plymouth? 2003 – 2006: BSc (Hons) Politics at UOP : MSc Social Research at UOP : PhD Political Science at UOP Teach Politics at stages 1 and 2 Work in Widening Participation

11 PhD in Political Science? Genuine interest in subject Logical route for progression Enjoy teaching and working with students Flexible lifestyle Personal development Funded opportunity Research involvement

12 Why Plymouth? Excellent location and lifestyle Outstanding research opportunities Familiar with staff and campus Development outside of study My wife!

13 My Future Career Finish PhD (all 50,000 words of it) Continue as a lecturer Enter the private sector Pursue own business Continue to work in education Many possibilities

14 Any Questions?


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