Postgraduate Taught Courses

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Two students work together during a seminar.Edge Hill University offers a range of taught Masters degrees, as well as Postgraduate Certificates and Postgraduate Diplomas, across a wide variety of subject areas.

Our postgraduate taught courses are designed to develop a deeper knowledge and comprehensive understanding of topics you may have previously studied at undergraduate level or you are looking to newly explore.

Whether you are interested in postgraduate study with a particular subject or career in mind, want to learn new skills or gain fresh insights, or take the next step towards a doctorate award, we can offer you a highly engaging learning experience.

Postgraduate students thrive on the stimulation and challenges that study at Masters level provides. You will have the opportunity to work with new concepts, share ideas with like-minded individuals, and shape your own contribution to knowledge as part of our research-active community.

Is a postgraduate taught course right for you?

Three students make notes while sat round a table in the Catalyst building.A postgraduate taught course is ideal if you are looking to:

  • Progress from undergraduate study;
  • Explore a new subject of interest;
  • Prepare for a research degree;
  • Acquire new and specialised skills;
  • Enhance your career opportunities.

During your studies you will be supported by a personal tutor and can expect to attend a combination of seminars and tutorials along with preparing supervised coursework. Some programmes also require the completion of an assessed dissertation and/or an examination.

Course Options

  • Three students discuss ideas while sat in the Catalyst building.Postgraduate Certificates (PGCert) typically take just a few months to complete if undertaken on a full-time basis or around a year studying part-time. Requiring 60 credits to be achieved, a Postgraduate Certificate is ideal if you wish to top-up existing qualifications or expand your knowledge to improve your career prospects;
  • Postgraduate Diplomas (PGDip) require 120 credits to be completed but unlike a taught Masters degree do not require you to undertake a dissertation. These qualifications can typically be completed in 12-18 months and are often available on a full-time or part-time basis. They are ideal if you wish to study a qualification to enhance your career prospects but without the requirement to undertake significant amounts of academic research;
  • Taught Masters Degrees (LLM, MA, MBA, MSc) are typically one-year full-time or two to three years part-time, however some programmes are longer than this. They require a total of 180 credits to be achieved, usually made up of 120 credits from taught modules and 60 credits from your dissertation. These qualifications are ideal if you want to study a subject in great detail to enhance your employability, while also gaining a large amount of specialist knowledge in a particular area.

You can find a selection of our postgraduate taught courses below.

Our postgraduate subject pages provide details of our full range of Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas and taught Masters degrees by subject area, including our postgraduate professional development portfolio.

Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Applied Management of Offending Behaviour MSc Apply Direct
Big Data Analytics MSc Apply Direct
Business Administration MBA Apply Direct
Business Administration (Finance) MBA Apply Direct
Business Administration (Human Resource Management) MBA Apply Direct
Business Administration (Information Technology) MBA Apply Direct
Business Administration (Marketing) MBA Apply Direct
Business and Management MSc Apply Direct
Business and Management PGDip Apply Direct
Business and Management PGCert Apply Direct
Child & Adolescent Mental Health & Wellbeing MSc Apply Direct
Computing MSc Apply Direct
Conservation Management MSc Apply Direct
Creative Writing MA Apply Direct
Cyber Security MSc Apply Direct
Education Mental Health Practitioner for Children and Young People PGDip Apply Direct
Film and Media MA Apply Direct
Information Security & IT Management MSc Apply Direct
International Creative Enterprise MA Apply Direct
International Cyber Regulation and Policy LLM Apply Direct
Leadership and Management Development MSc Apply Direct
Marketing Communications & Branding MA Apply Direct
Midwifery MSc Apply Direct
Modern History & Culture MA Apply Direct
Nineteenth-Century Studies MA Apply Direct
Nursing (Adult) PGDip Apply Direct
Nursing (Adult) MSc Apply Direct
Nursing (Child) PGDip Apply Direct
Nursing (Child) MSc Apply Direct
Nursing (Learning Disabilities) PGDip Apply Direct
Nursing (Learning Disabilities) MSc Apply Direct
Nursing (Mental Health) PGDip Apply Direct
Nursing (Mental Health) MSc Apply Direct
Physician Associate Studies MSc Apply Direct
Psychology (Conversion) MSc Apply Direct
Psychology in Business MSc Apply Direct
Psychotherapy and Counselling – Contemporary Creative Approaches MSc Apply Direct
Public Health Nutrition MSc Apply Direct
Social Sciences (Critical Autism Studies) MA Apply Direct
Social Sciences (Critical Autism Studies) PGCert Apply Direct
Social Sciences (International Childhood) MA Apply Direct
Social Work MA Apply Direct
Sport, Physical Activity and Mental Health MSc Apply Direct
TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) MA Apply Direct

Professional Development

In addition to the programmes listed above, the University also offers a comprehensive postgraduate professional development portfolio, including programmes in education and teaching, health and social care, and medicine.

Tuition Fee Reduction for Edge Hill Graduates

Three graduates sit on the piazza wearing their caps and gowns.Edge Hill University graduates joining many of our postgraduate taught courses in academic year 2021/22 may be eligible for a reduction in tuition fees.

You could receive a 50% reduction if you graduated in academic year 2020/21 or a 20% reduction if you graduated in academic years 2018/19 or 2019/20.

This offer is available to eligible UK students, EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status, and Irish nationals. Please see our Money Matters 2021/22 guide for postgraduate students to find out more.

Next Steps

Two students study a tablet while sat outside a laboratory, with three students walking past behind them.If you are interested in joining a taught postgraduate degree at Edge Hill University, you will need to apply directly using the online application form for your preferred programme, mode of study and intake date. Please refer to individual course pages to access the relevant application form.

To visit Edge Hill University, tour our stunning campus and meet course tutors and current students, you can book your place at an open day. You can also discover the University from home by browsing our virtual open day pages.

To request a postgraduate prospectus, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/study/requestprospectus;

For further information about any of our postgraduate taught courses, please call Course Enquiries on 01695 657000 or email study@edgehill.ac.uk.

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