What do you need?
You will normally need a minimum classification of 2:2 in your degree but you should check with the course director/tutor as admission to a course will be dependent upon individual circumstances, eg you may have professional qualifications or extensive relevant work experience.
Course and other useful information links
Find out about Master's courses at Brunel - open days, how to apply, fees and funding
- Prospects gives full information on postgraduate study including a searchable course database
- Hotcourses Search for postgraduate and MBA courses by subject, qualification, study mode and location
- TARGETcourses gives advice on postgraduate study, useful links and a searchable course database
- FindAMasters.com Database of taught and research Master's courses
- Postgrad.com Guide to postgraduate study in the UK includes news and events, career articles and blog; search the database for taught and research programmes and institutions
- Studybusinessmasters.com Master's (MSc and MA) in business, finance, marketing and management courses; study advice and destinations; subject areas; chats and blogs; and careers
- University of Wolverhampton UK map will enable you to link directly to the home pages of UK Higher Education Institutions
- LLMstudy.com Search worldwide for LLM programmes; LLM advice; study destinations; careers; and discussion board
- Find out about Brunel's general LLM course and specialist programmes
The average cost for a one-year Master's course varies considerably depending on the institution and the course you take. You can find details of fees on the postgraduate section of university websites or in prospectuses.
It can be quite difficult to get funding so many students finance their own study either through employment, family or other loans, savings, or grants/awards. There may also be opportunities for employer sponsorship (although these are limited) or scholarships. University staff should be able to advise you of any available funding or suggest possible resources. To be entitled to any postgraduate funding that might be available (this does not always cover the cost of the course), you will need to apply and be accepted on the course before the end of December in the year that you are applying; also you should have achieved or be on target to achieve a minimum of 2:1 in your undergraduate degree.
It would also be sensible to consider accommodation charges and other living costs, eg travel, food and utilities when you are looking at the cost of study.
Sources of funding
- Brunel University Find out whether you are eligible for Brunel bursaries, as well as information on external funding and other support
- Family Action’s Educational Grants Search Directory of educational grant-making charities to help you identify funding for education/training based on your circumstances and needs
- FindAMasters Postgraduate Funding Awards Nine annual Masters bursaries available in all subjects for study at any EU university
- Google Scholarship for students with a disability
- Gov.uk Information on funding for postgraduate study through studentships, bursaries, grants and loans
- The Grants Register, Palgrave MacMillan Guide to postgraduate and professional funding worldwide with information on subject areas, level of study, eligibility and value of awards together with details of application procedures and closing dates. Note: Check Brunel Library or your local library to see whether they hold a copy of this
- Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) An opportunity for graduates to work within a commercial environment (paid a salary at industrial rate) while studying for a higher degree and with support from academic experts
- Postgrad.com gives information on ways to fund a Master's programme including details of the Postgrad Solutions Study Bursaries
- Postgraduate Studentships Searchable database of funding from charities, trusts, other general funding bodies, plus details of studentships and scholarships offered by University departments, for both taught and research study
- Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) help you to pay for courses and training that help with your career or help get you into work. Loans are usually offered at a reduced interest rate and the government pays interest while you’re studying https://www.gov.uk/career-development-loans/overview
- Prospects gives information on the ways you can fund your postgraduate study
- Scholarship Search Search by level of study, award type, subject and organisation
- TARGETcourses Funding Database Search for opportunities - for UK, EU and international students - by level and subject of study; institution; funding source and country of origin from universities and other degree-awarding institutions; Research Councils, charities and trusts and independent research bodies
- TARGETcourses annual student bursary competition TARGETcourses is giving away six bursaries of £2,000 to help pay your fees for a postgraduate course at a UK university
How to apply
Use the resources on the Making applications page to help you to prepare your personal statement and CV.
After your Master's
Your Master's, what next? on the Prospects website gives information on how you could use the skills you have gained from a Master's course, and suggestions to help you find a job