Progressing to Postgraduate Study
You may have decided not to go straight into employment for various reasons, so why not look at our postgraduate study opportunities.
Taught Postgraduate Degrees
A taught postgraduate degree (MA/MSc) is designed to help you develop your skills and experience in a subject area you're passionate about. You'll be taught via lectures and seminars, following a similar type of framework to your undergraduate degree.
Here are just a few reasons why you may want to consider postgraduate study:
Develop and enhance your skills further to help position yourself in a competitive job market.
Improve career or employability prospects by making industry connections and contacts.
Develop a specialism, which builds on your first degree and explore the subject you are passionate about further.
Gain professional accreditation and exemptions on professional qualifications.
Did you know?
We are delighted to be able to offer all Aston graduates (including exchange students) a 20% loyalty scholarship which is applied automatically as a tuition fee discount. This scholarship applies to all Aston University standard on-campus taught masters programmes and Aston Online programmes.
Take a scroll through our student testimonials below and read our graduates stories on why they progressed from undergraduate to postgraduate study at Aston University.
Hear more from our students on progressing to postgraduate study...
- Jack Whittaker
BSc (Hons) International Business and Management and MSc in International Business
"I chose to stay and do my masters degree at Aston University because I felt like whilst I had developed a solid foundational understanding of my subject, I really wanted to develop that knowledge further. At this point, I also started to take an interest in exploring a career in academia meaning that this was the next logical step for me. There was also a specific module that I had particularly enjoyed during my undergraduate study and I was keen to write my dissertation on a related area so having staff members at Aston University with that particular research interest was important to me."
- Woody Chiu
BSc (Hons) Business Management and Public Policy and MSc Accounting and Finance
"I studied my undergraduate degree at Aston University, so I already knew that the quality of teaching was excellent. Having close links with business means that academics can offer practical advice, that’s really valuable to me. The career support at the University also stands out because they can offer practical advice about what I could do to improve my prospects."
- Helen Williams
BSc (Hons) Business and Management and MSc Strategy and International Business
"I decided to return to Aston University to study a masters as I was confident I would be able to repeat the same success I achieved on my bachelor. I knew the University's high standard of teaching and strong emphasis on professional development would provide me with the perfect environment to excel."
- Brenda Guimaraes
BSc (Hons) International Business and French with Chinese and MSc Business and Management
"I chose Aston University for my masters because I had such a good experience during my undergraduate course, and I knew I would be able to get all the support needed to do well during my postgraduate degree too."
- Harki Ranautta
BSc (Hons) Psychology and MSc Work Psychology and Business
"Having completed my BSc (Hons) Psychology at Aston University, I knew the emphasis on theory to practice through application and employability would support me in the next phase of my career. There were always so many opportunities available to excel, explore and be innovative with the support of highly reputable experts in their fields."
- Esteri Arungah
BSc (Hons) Logistics and Supply Chain Management and MSc Global Operations and Service Management
"I have had the absolute pleasure of being an Aston University student for both my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and so, my advice to a current Aston undergraduate student would be to ensure that they fully immerse themselves in the masters experience which I believe includes attending various events organised by course departments, engaging with your course cohort and taking advantage of the many opportunities that the University offers as I’ve learnt that pursuing a masters goes beyond just the classroom."