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?
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.
- 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 (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 additional professional development opportunities in education and teaching, health and social care, and medicine.
Enhance your existing skills and experience to management level, gaining a strategic perspective on business and extending your interest in strategic human resource management.
Train across educational settings and healthcare sectors as you learn to deliver low intensity interventions to support children and young people experiencing common mental health problems.
Gain a unique insight into, and practical experience of, the creative economy as you combine the study of critical approaches to culture with real-world creative enterprise, including an international field trip and a work placement in the cultural industries.
Integrate creative and expressive arts methods with the study of person-centred process experiential therapy on a programme approved by the UK Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners.
Develop a strong conceptual understanding of the fundamental theories and key principles of language education as well as a critical awareness of key national and international issues at the forefront of TESOL.
Tuition Fee Reduction for Edge Hill Graduates
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.
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 attending our virtual postgraduate study fair on Thursday 18 March 2021, from 4pm to 7pm, or by browsing our virtual open day pages any time.
To request a postgraduate prospectus, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/study/requestprospectus;