Postgraduate Degrees in the UK

(MA/MSc/MBA/MEd/MEng etc.)

Postgraduate Degrees in England, Scotland and Wales

The UK offers postgraduate courses (Master’s, MBA) in a wide range of academic fields. All postgraduate courses in Great Britain adhere to strict regulations supervised by governmental and non-governmental quality assurance organisations and are recognised worldwide. A postgraduate course lasts one year (full-time attendance), while it can be completed in up to four years (part-time attendance). As a candidate you may choose from thousands of specialised courses in arts, science, finance sciences and humanities. The wide range of options and the flexible approach of the British educational system mean that you have the freedom to choose exactly what you want to study.

Master’s Degrees: MA/MSc/MBA/MLitt/MEd/MEng/MMus

Postgraduate courses have various titles, as can be noticed above. However, the different titles (eg, MA/MSc/MBA/MLitt/MEd/MEng/MMus) reflect the range of disciplines of the course and all have the same level and same recognition. For example, there is no real difference between an MA Marketing degree and an MSc Marketing degree since both courses have exactly the same value. For a candidate to be awarded a postgraduate degree, all taught units as well as a final year thesis must be successfully completed.

postgraduate degree in England, Scotland or Wales gives you the opportunity to broaden your knowledge in a specific field that you are already familiar with from your undergraduate studies (Bachelor’s) or even to opt for a completely different direction, using the skills you have developed from your first degree as well as any work experience you may have acquired. For instance, a medical science or engineering graduate is even able to choose to follow a postgraduate degree course in business management.

There are two main types of postgraduate degree courses:

1) Taught Master’s Degree – (MA, MSc, LLM, MEd etc)
2) Research Master’s Degree – (MRes, MPhil)

Taught master’s degrees are postgraduate degree courses which consist of a series of lectures, exams, projects, essays, reports, presentations as well as the writing of a final-year thesis/project which the student completes during the last year of their studies.

Research master’s degrees are postgraduate degree courses which involve an in-depth study of a specific field without necessarily having to attend lectures. Instead, the student dedicates their time to prepare and complete their research paper and the assessment of its value determines their final grade.

ΜΒΑ – Postgraduate Degree in Business Administration

An MBA is a specialised degree that will assist you to significantly improve your business profile. An MBA is a globally recognised degree that equips you with the skills required for a successful career in management. The subjects in an MBA cover topic areas such as business policy and strategy, operation and strategy management, marketing, market research, finance and accounting, IT, human resource management, leadership, entrepreneurship and international trade.

Other postgraduate degrees:

Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip)

A Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) is awarded when the candidate has not completed their final-year thesis/project, but they have successfully completed two semesters of studies including the final examinations.

Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert)

A Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) is awarded when the candidate has successfully completed one semester of studies including the final examinations.

Tuition fees for Postgraduate courses in United Kingdom – How much is it going to cost?

Tuition fees for Postgraduate courses vary considerably among different universities and they also differ in every country in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland). The following figures are only an estimate and reflect a range of fees for each academic field.


  • Biological Sciences & Health Sciences: € 7,000 – € 14,000 annually
  • Engineering: € 7,000 – € 14,000 annually
  • Business and Economics: € 7,000 – € 14,000 annually
  • MBA – Business Management: € 7,000 – € 40,000 annually
  • Art and Design: € 7,000 – € 10,000 annually


– In UKFC we prepare our students to be admitted in POSTGRADUATE degree courses of all fields in universities in the United Kingdom

– In UKFC we carry the responsibility to prepare each student, starting by selecting the appropriate postgraduate course of studies.

– Afterwards, we handle the completion of all applications and necessary documents as well as the required correspondence between the student and the university until registration.

– Each student in UKFC attends a series of SPECIALISED SEMINARS (free of charge) which prepare them for their academic development in Great Britain.

– UKFC offers invaluable help in finding and securing accommodation in all British cities and offers continuous support throughout the duration of their studies.