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Jodie Marshall

Why choose postgraduate study with us

1. Award-winning teaching

We are awarded five stars in the QS Star rating, achieving top 2019 five QS stars rating system logomarks in the categories of teaching, employability, facilities, innovation and inclusiveness.

The Sunday Times Good University Guide named us University of the Year for Teaching Quality in its 2020 edition, which recognised our consistently high student satisfaction scores as measured by the National Student Survey (NSS).

We are also in the top 50 for graduate prospects in the 2022 Complete University Guide.

Find out how you'll learn at Hallam.

2. Excellent student satisfaction

We have an overall satisfaction rating of 83% for postgraduate taught courses in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey and 85% for our postgraduate research courses, in the 2019 Postgraduate Research Experience Survey.

3. We'll get you work ready

97% of our UK postgraduate taught students are in work or further study 15 months after graduating, according to the 2017-18 Graduate Outcomes Survey.

4. Choose a new career direction

Postgraduate study is a great opportunity to switch your career focus or specialise in a new subject area, or delve deeper into a subject area. The majority of postgraduate courses don’t need you to have completed a specific undergraduate degree. 

Find your perfect postgraduate degree.

5. Student support

In your first few weeks you'll meet three dedicated advisers – one to help with your studies, one for any personal support or advice you need, and one to help you start your career. They'll be with you every step on the way – right through to graduation and beyond. Plus our careers support has 96% student satisfaction1.

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6. Brand new facilities

We're constantly updating and adding to the facilities you'll use on your course. We've invested over £100 million in new facilities over the last five years, including 24-hour libraries, student-designed study areas, and the same equipment you'll find in your future workplace – whether it's an aeroplane manufacturer or a hospital.

We’ll be developing completely new buildings for Sheffield Business School and the College of Social Sciences and Arts. We’ll also be creating landscaped green spaces and refurbishing many of our existing facilities, including the Students’ Union building. The development will cement Hallam’s position at the heart of Sheffield’s economy and cityscape, and will deliver modern spaces designed for collaborative, flexible teaching and learning.

Discover our campus spaces and key buildings with our interactive panorama, 360 and drone tours and image gallery.

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7. Stand out from the crowd

The number of people with a strong undergraduate degree is rising, so a postgraduate qualification can make your CV stand out. We work with thousands of organisations, from HSBC to the NHS. These industry partners help design our courses and develop your experience, skills and contacts. 

Hear from some of our postgraduate students.

8. Access to funding and scholarships

If you normally live in England, or are from elsewhere in the EU, you can access postgraduate loans of up to £11,222 for taught and research masters degrees. Loans are available across most subject areas (subject to eligibility criteria) and can help with living costs while you study. If you have completed an undergraduate degree with us, you could qualify for a scholarship of up to £3000 towards your postgraduate taught fees if you're starting your course in the academic year 2020/21. If you’re applying from overseas, we offer a range of scholarships for international students.

9. We're a top 5 modern university for research2

This means you'll be taught by people who are experts in their subject and eager to share their knowledge and industry experience with you. Their research helps to make the world a better place and feeds directly into your learning.

Research at Hallam

1Welcome Back Survey
2Research Excellence Framework 2014

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