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Three myths about studying a masters – and the truth

As more people graduate from university with good degrees, the job market gets all the more competitive. One way to stand out from the crowd and attract the attention of employers is by studying for a postgraduate qualification.

However, a number of popular misconceptions can put people off from studying a masters. Here are three of the top postgraduate myths – and the reality behind them!

Myth 1: You can’t afford to study a masters

Reality: If you’re a Hallam graduate*, most of our masters courses cost less than £5,000 if you start in the academic year 2017/18. There are also loans of up to £10,280 available while you study.

Myth 2: A masters won’t make a difference

Reality: With a masters degree, you can earn up to an estimated £11,400 more a year in your postgraduate career.

Myth 3: You need a first class degree to get accepted onto a masters

Reality: You can study most of our masters courses with an undergraduate degree classification of 2:2 or higher. You don’t need to have studied the same subject before, either!

Want to find out more?

Register for our postgraduate open day and come and talk to us about your future.

* For the academic year 2017/18, you may be eligible for the 25% scholarship if you studied and completed your undergraduate degree at Sheffield Hallam within the last three academic years, providing that you started in the first year (level 4). This does not include research courses.

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