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As your undergraduate degree comes to an end, have you explored the possibility of a postgraduate? Further your studies in an area you love. Develop your research skills. Improve your career prospects. A postgraduate degree can do it all. And you can do it right here at Edge Hill.

Why should I do a postgraduate degree?

Advance your career prospects

A Masters sets you apart from the competition and focuses your skillset towards leadership positions. Teaching is also a highly transferable skill with great progression pathways. You could start as a teacher and become a Head of Department or Headteacher. Over 95% of Edge Hill’s taught Masters and PGCE graduates are employed or in further study within 15 months (Graduate Outcomes, 2019/20).

Increase your earning potential

Average salaries for Masters graduates tend to be higher, and the starting salary for qualified teachers is above the graduate national average. The starting salary for qualified teachers is competitive, at around £28,000, rising to almost £40,000 for more experienced teachers. There are few qualifications where you can earn above the graduate national average straight after leaving university.

Change direction

Most of our courses only require a specific level of undergraduate degree rather than a specific subject. Had a change of career goal? Want to study a new subject? A postgraduate can help you do it. Most of our courses only require a specific level of undergraduate degree rather than a specific subject. Select your desired course then click entry criteria to see if you are eligible to apply.

Why should you continue your studies at Edge Hill?

Access discounted fees

Are you a recent graduate of Edge Hill University? Want to deepen your understanding of topics studied at undergraduate level? Or explore something new? You can benefit from up to 50% off postgraduate taught courses. An alumni discount, from Edge Hill to you.

Teacher Training Bursaries

If you’re thinking about completing a Secondary PGCE, you could get up to £27,000 in Department for Education bursaries to help fund your studies. You don’t need to apply. If you’re eligible, you’ll automatically receive it.

You already have a strong bond

By staying at Edge Hill University to complete your postgraduate degree, you are building on existing bonds. Tutors know and understand you. And you already have confidence in them too.

Feel comfortable in your surroundings

After three years at Edge Hill, you know your environment. From faculty buildings to the wider campus and town. There’s no adjustment time needed. Jump straight into your postgraduate and focus on your studies, rather than finding your lecture hall.

Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses

Want to study a PGCE or PGDE in a different subject area to your degree? Our Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses will get you up to speed. And, they’re free of charge. There really is nothing stopping you from getting your PGCE/PGDE.

Primary Education with QTS student, Sophie Dottie

I’ve been given plenty of opportunities for continued professional development, and all my theory work is put into context either with real-life examples from my tutors, or when I see it first hand out on professional practice.

Sophie Dottie

PGCE Primary Education with QTS

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MA Creative Writing student Victoria Loftus profile. Victoria is stood smiling in front of the lake by Creative Edge.

“The MA Creative Writing has really allowed me to mature, become more confident in my writing and make so many connections with so many different, influential people.”

Victoria Loftus

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Edge Hill has such a strong history and reputation for teacher training, not to mention the campus has everything you need in one place.

Katie Hazel

PGCE Secondary Computer Science and Information Technology with QTS (11-16)

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Post-14 Education student, Kir Turner

I particularly enjoyed the curriculum design module, as I was really able to get creative with the assessments for the learners.

Kir Turner

PGDE Post-14 Education

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Ready to apply?

Are you ready to apply for your postgraduate degree? For taught Masters and research degrees you can apply online through the website. We recommend referring to your individual course pages to access the relevant application form and entry requirements. For PGCE and PGDE courses you can apply via GOV.UK.

May 30, 2023


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