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Postgraduate Study in the UK

Postgraduate Study in the UK
The International Student's Guide

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September 2006 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book provides essential guidance for all students who are thinking of studying for a postgraduate qualification in Britain.

Alongside detailed information about the British university system (from the application process to the viva) Nicholas and Rosalind Foskett provide readers with an introduction to other essential pastoral and practical aspects to study in Britain: Immigration regulations; living and working in Britain; cultural traditions and expectations of student life; finance and support systems.

Key Features:

  • Written with a focus on key questions frequently asked by postgraduate students
  • Every chapter includes a Pause for Thought feature designed to encourage students to spend time thinking about views, needs, and ideas on the topic that is being covered
  • End-of-chapter Key Risks section presents a brief summary of the main elements to be aware of in order to avoid problems.

This book is easily accessible and is essential reading for anyone thinking about, or already enrolled on, a postgraduate course in the UK who is less familiar with the unique character of the British HE system and unfamiliar with British culture in general.

Part One: Choosing a Programme and How to Apply
Why do a Postgraduate Degree?
British Universities and International Postgraduate Students
Choosing a Postgraduate Programme
Part Two: Everyday Life as a Postgraduate Student
Studying in the UK
Financing your Postgraduate Programme
Moving to the UK
Living in the UK
Part Three: Studying for a Postgraduate Degree
Studying for a Taught Postgraduate Degree
Planning and Writing Your Research Thesis
Tutors, Supervisors and Student Support Systems
Examinations and Vivas
Part 4: Moving on After your Degree
Beyond your Postgraduate Degree


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This is an exemplary book... I would recommend it to anyone involved in giving advice to UK students intending to undertake postgraduate study.


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