Benefits of postgraduate study

Benefits of postgraduate study

Enhanced employability

The skills and qualities you develop during your postgraduate degree will enhance your CV and help you stand out in a highly competitive graduate employment job market.

Postgraduate study offers you the opportunity to enhance your employability by adding to your CV an internationally respected and recognized qualification, as well developing your transferable skills in areas such as:

  • Communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Data analysis
  • Organisation
  • Problem solving
  • Project management
  • Research
  • Time management

You will also acquire specialist subject knowledge and – through our dedicated postgraduate training programmes - develop specialist skills related to your area of study.

With a postgraduate qualification added to your CV, you will be more likely to secure a job and attract a higher salary, meaning you can be confident of getting a return on your investment in your postgraduate education.

Career progression

If you are seeking progression within your existing career, Continuing Professional Development is the norm in the majority of employment sectors. If you take the opportunity to add to your specialist knowledge or skills you will be rewarded with both personal achievement and professional success.

Change direction

If you already have a degree but are yearning for a change of direction, Swansea offers a number of conversion courses which are open to graduates of any subject area and which can help you take the first steps to a new and rewarding career.

Intellectual reward

A postgraduate degree will give you the opportunity to pursue a specialist area of interest through taught modules, an individual research project, or both.

The majority of our postgraduate programmes involve a dissertation or research project which is completed on a subject of your own choosing. This allows you to tailor your postgraduate studies to your own interests and be rewarded with a programme of study that is both intellectually stimulating and personally rewarding.

Our postgraduate students have the opportunity to work with world-leading experts and, at doctoral level, students will have the opportunity to publish their work and ultimately become experts in their own right.