What's your BU future?

If you're caught up in the BU buzz, you might not feel ready to leave us just yet. So why not stay for a bit longer?

You're already on the way to a bright future, but you can make it even brighter with a Master's degree from BU. There are plenty of reasons to continue your journey with us, but here are just a few:

  • Further enhance your career prospects by developing new skills and broadening your knowledge base
  • Explore your chosen subject in more depth
  • If it is a specific requirement in your chosen career
  • For the intellectual and personal challenge
  • Conversion courses are available if you'd like to change your subject.

However you want to build your future, we offer a range of full-time, part-time and distance learning courses to suit your lifestyle. Search our courses to explore your options.

If being in the lab or doing desk research is more your thing, explore our postgraduate research opportunities.

If you fancy taking a break from your studies, you can return to BU for further study at any time in the future.

A helping hand

The government offers postgraduate student loans paid directly to eligible students* over three instalments during the academic year. The loan amount for 2024/25 entry is up to a maximum value of £12,471 (non-means tested). 

If you're not sure you can afford further study, you might be interested to hear about the additional support available. BU graduates can benefit from:

  • 20% tuition fee reduction for being a BU graduate*
  • Non-repayable scholarships from £2,000* when you achieve a 2:1 or above.

Eligible postgraduate Doctoral students* can apply for a doctoral loan to contribute to overall costs. For 2024/25 entry the loan amount is up to £29,390. 

What next?

There's no better way to explore further study than to attend a Postgraduate Open Day. You can chat to academics and postgraduate students and find out about your options after graduation. Book your place now!

If you want to know more about life as a postgraduate student, visit our student blog or chat to postgraduate students on Unibuddy.

You can also speak to a careers consultant about postgraduate study, and whether it is the right option for you, by making an appointment via MyCareerHub

Ready to apply?

Postgraduate Taught study

Complete a Fast Track application form specifically for current students looking to study further. There's no need to make a separate application!

Some of our postgraduate taught degrees have a January intake as well as September, giving you more flexibility over when you study.

Postgraduate Research study

For postgraduate research study, the application deadlines are as follows:

  • For the autumn term (starting in September) - 16 June
  • For the spring term (starting in January) - 31 October
  • For the summer term (starting in April) - 31 January.

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible, ahead of the deadline.

*Terms and conditions apply.
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