A postgraduate qualification is a great way to stand out from your colleagues and position yourself for a promotion or pursue a career change. In fact, here at Huddersfield, 9 in 10 of our postgraduates go on to work in professional or managerial roles.*

*Source: DHLE – Destination of Leavers of Higher Education 2014/15 

Our courses have been accredited by over 40 professional bodies

In some professions postgraduate study might be a necessity. For instance, in architecture, law, human and health sciences you will be required to attain a postgraduate qualification before you can work.

With many of our courses accredited by professional bodies, you can rest assured that your qualification will be recognised within industry.*

 “This CIPD accreditation is really important to me as it ensured that everything we're assessed on, including assignments and exams was not only based on the subjects that we had been taught but also that these subjects were appropriate and approved by CIPD.” – Emma Callacher, Human Resource Management MA 

*Please see individual courses for more information on accreditation by professional bodies.

Find a route into a new career

Many postgraduate courses can offer a route into a new profession and conversion courses can help you get into a new career.

Careers such as teaching and nursing require specific qualifications and studying at a postgraduate level will enable you to achieve them.

Many of our students tell us that their experience is enhanced through the learning environment and being alongside similarly minded students. Opportunities exist to develop relevant industry and professional body links and in the process develop contacts to assist your career progression.

Flexible and part-time study

Our part-time courses are designed to be as flexible as possible, because we understand the commitment required to juggle your studies, work and family life.

You’ll have access to online learning resources, training materials, thousands of academic journal articles, reports and specialist publications allowing you to fit study around your commitments and lifestyle.

You can study for either a Master’s or Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate on a part-time basis. Some courses are also offered as distance learning.

If you’d like to know more about which courses offer part-time study you can use our course list to search for part-time postgraduate degrees. 

For information on part-time study evenings for management and Human Resource Management (HRM) courses visit.

Gain industry insights and develop your professional network

This is often a secondary reason for entering postgraduate study but with our excellent industry links and focus on research you’ll have an opportunity to develop contacts to assist your career progression. 

Be your own boss

Some of our students have chosen to study at a postgraduate level to assist them to start their own business or move into consultancy. For aspiring start-ups and individuals, our Enterprise Team is on-hand to help you get your big ideas off the ground. 

Do you need help with the cost of studying?

As a Master’s student you may be eligible to access government funded postgraduate study loans of up to £10,280. This loan is available for full and part-time students and will help cover the cost of your tuition fees and living costs while studying. 

You can find out more here

Also, we offer a number of scholarships for specialist research areas. Depending on your qualifications and chosen subject you might be eligible for a scholarship. Learn more about our scholarships here.

Speak with your manager

If you’re currently employed it is worth speaking with your manager as many employers support their staff by paying for the tuition fee. 

They understand the value that a postgraduate course can offer in terms of the skills and confidence you gain from your university experience. 

What’s more you’ll gain knowledge that can be related to your workplace or professional practice. We may even be able to help you to build a business case for employer support with your training and development. 

Are you ready to begin your postgraduate journey?

At Huddersfield, we have more than 4,500 students studying for a postgraduate qualification with us. So you won’t be alone. 

Our students have taken the decision to continue to study at a higher level or return to education in order to advance their careers, or simply for the love of their subject. Whichever motivates you, we can offer you the ideal environment to pursue your studies.