Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate masters degrees

Why undertake postgraduate study?

There are many motivations for undertaking postgraduate study. For some it is the specialisation of a particular topic encountered at undergraduate level, or for preparation for a career in academia. For others it is the desire for professional development, either as a continuation of previous study or current career, or to enab le to change career focus. Whatever the reason, studying at masters-level enhances critical thinking skills and subject knowledge, and allows for further positive differentiation of abilities sought after by employers.

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Why study for a masters at Nottingham?

For successful study at masters level requires an effective blend of taught and self-directed learning. The University of Nottingham offers research-led teaching across a wide range of subjects, and excellent facilities and resources in which to undertake independent research. Masters students are supported by the Graduate School who offer additional skills training and a placement service, and the dedicated Careers and Employability Service.

Masters courses available in the Faculty of Arts

Course content is provided in detail in the postgraduate online prospectus. In addition, each School and research centre provides a list of masters courses taught either wholly by its staff, or in conjunction with other schools, departments and centres.

Postgraduate taught courses listing by subject area

Research Centres in the Faculty of Arts

In addition, the Faculty of Arts provides bespoke masters-level professional development modules (terms and conditions apply), which allow specialist training in a careers context.

Masters-level professional development modules


How to apply

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