Whether you want a promotion, a payrise or a new specialty, a postgraduate qualification could be just what you need.
After putting our lives on hold for a year, it feels incredibly empowering to start thinking about the future again. And if your career is a priority, you might want to consider a postgraduate qualification. It’s a major investment in your future and you can find out all about it on Wednesday 9th June 2021 because the University of Bradford is holding a Virtual Open Day.
Why get a postgraduate qualification?
Undergraduate degrees help you get your foot in the door, but postgrads are designed to help take your career to the next level. It’s a chance to deepen your knowledge, improve your prospects or move into a new specialism. In some cases, you can even use a postgraduate qualification to change careers entirely.
You can do a postgrad straight after your undergraduate degree, but a lot of people choose to do them later in life, to bolster their career and help them progress faster. After all, the average salary for someone with a postgraduate qualification is £8,000 higher than graduates and £17,000 higher than non-graduates. What’s more, the unemployment rate among postgrads is just 1.9% (Department of Education, 2019).
Find out more and start exploring your options
The University of Bradford specialises in engineering, life sciences and health services, management and business, and international relations, politics and societal impact. If you’re interested in any of those fields, it’s worth dropping into their Virtual Postgraduate Open Day.
They have a packed schedule of talks lined up for you, on everything from Forensic Archaeology and Crime Scene Investigation to Applied Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics, so you can meet the people teaching your course and get a feel for their style. The University of Bradford has a strong focus on research, so their lecturers are experts in their field, with active research projects that, as a postgrad, you’ll hear about before anyone else.
Alongside the course-specific sessions, you can tune into talks on the practical aspects of doing a postgrad. From career workshops to writing a research proposal, they’ll help you every step of the way, and of course, they’ll address the elephant in the room – money. Just like undergraduates, postgrads can get student loans to help with course fees and living costs. The University of Bradford also offers a range of discounts, scholarships and bursaries to help you cover the costs.
Each talk is 30 minutes long and held on Zoom. At the end of the session, you’ll have a chance to ask questions and find out more – or you can head over to Unibuddy Live to chat with students and lecturers about the course, the facilities and the university experience. They also have live Q&A sessions and a live chat service, so by the end of the open day, all those niggling questions will have been answered.
Whether you’re just starting to think about postgraduate study or have already made the decision, the Virtual Open Day at the University of Bradford is the perfect opportunity to find out more and get the ball rolling. It runs from 4pm to 7:30pm on Wednesday 9th June 2021 and it’s absolutely free to attend. So what are you waiting for? Register now and find out how further study can help you fast-track your career.