How are Master's degrees graded?

Whether you're interested in a Master's, already studying towards a Master's, or perhaps you're just curious - read our blog post on how Master's degrees are graded. When it comes to studying at postgraduate level, grading systems can vary based on the type of Master's you're studying, the country...

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How to apply to uni after a gap year

Whether you want some breathing room after your A Levels or a chance to see the world, there are many reasons to take a year out before studying a degree. Find out what you need to do when you're ready to apply below. There is so much information available about the 'typical' university application...

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Top 10 items for a first-year university packing list

We asked some of our students what they wished someone had told them to pack when they were a Fresher, and their answers may surprise you... Packing too many things or forgetting the most important ones are up there as two of the most common Freshers' mistakes. So, who better to give you university...

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This is how to write a personal statement for a Master's

In theory, a personal statement should be easy. But we understand how hard it is to put pen to paper. Read our latest blog by postgraduate student, Kristina, on how to write a personal statement when applying for your Master's. Contents What should I include in a postgraduate personal statement? 1....

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How to write a research proposal for a Master's dissertation

Unsure how to start your research proposal as part of your dissertation? Read below our top tips from Banking and Finance student, Nelly, on how to structure your proposal and make sure it's a strong, formative foundation to build your dissertation.

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Why I chose a research Master's

Read our blog by Master's student, Hannah, to find out why she chose to study an MRes degree. Applying to postgraduate programmes became one of the most confusing challenges I’d ever faced. Finding a programme that matched what I wanted, a price I could afford, and finish with a degree that would...

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Master's Funding: My Experience and Tips

Other than making sure your Master's application is as strong as possible, ensuring you have the funding you need is the next important stage. Read below the experience of one of our postgraduate students, Amy, and her top tips for applying for funding. When I decided to apply for a Master’s in...

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How to prepare for Postgraduate studies as a mature student

Deciding to take on postgraduate studies once you've already left university and started a career is never the easiest choice to make. As time wears on, things like employment and family become more important, and going back to university is lower down your list of priorities.

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Why choose Newcastle University?

There's a lot to think about when it comes to choosing a university, from finding the right course to choosing a city where you will feel at home.

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