Career options

The advantages of undertaking postgraduate study are many but must be weighed against practical considerations, including cost. Most importantly you must carefully consider if further study will satisfy your personal or career aims.

Have a look at our course pages to see if there are other subjects that may be more suitable for your career path. You can also speak to a trained adviser through Choices. For more information call +44 (0)121 331 5595.

Useful Websites

Coursefinder – a search facility to explore courses available with your qualifications and interests.

Adult Directions – interactive career planning software to help with career choice and direction. You will need to enter a licence code the first time you register to use the programme. The Birmingham City University licence code is: tipshint34. Once you have entered a licence code you can create your own unique username and password.

CASCAiD is the leading producer of careers information and guidance solutions.

Prospects – packed with up-to-date information on graduate careers.

Further resources are available from the Careers and Job Prospects Service in Student Services, ranging from reference books and free handouts to DVDs.

Postgraduate study advice - Target Postgrad

The Target website contains lots of useful information on why you should do postgraduate study and more specific advice about choosing a Master's degree or research degree. See links below.

Choosing a masters
Choosing a PhD