The Career Benefits of Postgraduate Study
08 Jun 20
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15 August 2020
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It’s one thing to have a strong understanding of something; it’s another thing altogether to be a specialist.
Specialising in a particular field puts you on a veritable podium, setting you apart from the crowd when it comes to your knowledge of a given subject, and your employability.
Not only is the pursuit of such greater understanding a worthwhile endeavour, but it also grants you access to some amazing opportunities away from the academic world. Picture the scene: a hiring manager has ten CVs on their desk. If nine of those CVs are filled with relevant but comparable achievements while the tenth conveys a more specialised, deeper skillset, it’s not hard to work out which one is more likely to catch the eye. For anyone with a particular goal in mind when it comes to their professional career, it’s definitely worth thinking about specialising in that area.
Specialising through Postgraduate study
This is exactly where the world of Postgraduate study comes in. The basic premise of any Postgraduate course is to specialise in a given field or industry, allowing its members to develop a deeper understanding of a broader subject. Think lecturer in Renaissance thought versus A-Level philosophy teacher.
Certain vocations require you to specialise further than others, such as medicine or architecture, while others are entirely non-compulsory. A master’s degree in journalism, for example, is perfect for anyone looking for an editorial role. Sure, people with Undergraduate degrees in history or English may well be excellent writers, but it’s likely that someone with an MA in journalism has a more specific understanding of how to write a great story.
By completing the right Postgraduate course, you immediately set yourself apart from your competition in the workplace. For anyone looking to move into a specialist field within an industry, we would strongly recommend a Postgraduate degree.
There’s a reason why our students have voted us number one for student satisfaction in Greater Manchester* for the past two years: because we put you, the student, and your needs first.
Here at the University of Bolton, we offer a whole host of Postgraduate courses that could help take your knowledge and skillset to the next level. To find out more about what we have on offer, get in touch today.