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Masters of your own destiny

Looking to increase your earning potential, change career or simply study the subject you love in greater depth? We have a postgraduate course for you. 

Postgraduate taught courses are similar to undergraduate study, but you'll delve deeper at a more advanced specialist level. These are typically one-year courses.

A Postgraduate research degree can be a Master of Research (MRes) degree (typically a one-year course) or a PhD (typically three- to four-year programmes). We offer a number of fully funded PhD scholarships for UK students, so you can get paid to pursue your research passion. Find out more about our PhD Scholarships, or register your interest in our paid PhD opportunities and we’ll keep you updated.

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Postgraduate Events

The events are a mixture of campus-based and online content.

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Fees and Funding

You can apply for a postgraduate student loan.

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Postgraduate FAQs

Got a burning question you need answering about your postgraduate studies? Start here.

Delve deeper, start over, go further

Loved your degree and want to specialise in one area of it? You’re in the right place.

Or looking to change direction and study something new? Good news. You don’t need to have studied the subject at undergraduate level to apply for one of our postgraduate conversion degrees.

Need some inspiration? Try these career-boosting courses…

MSc Artificial Intelligence and Data Science

Programming. Machine learning. Big data. This course is designed to address the shortage of qualified Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data scientists and equips you with the skills and professional insight you need to launch a career in this fast-growing sector. Plus, you'll be based in our brand new, £4.5 million DAIM building, which houses the largest computational teaching space on campus.

We're even offering bursaries worth £10,000 to select students. Find out more and see whether you're eligible.

MSc Biomedical Engineering

Develop the skills to break down complex problems and find the solutions needed by patients and industry. Cover every step in designing a medical device – from initial concepts to regulatory approval. Access the latest biomaterials, biomechanics and physiological equipment. And gain valuable experience of working with either the NHS or other relevant employers.

MSc Business Management

Today's demanding and evolving business world requires advanced management knowledge. Designed for graduates from non-business subjects, this programme will help you develop a comprehensive understanding of how organisations operate, covering key areas of strategy, marketing, finance and human resource management.

MA Clinical Applications of Psychology

This course prepares you for a variety of careers in mental health, including working as an assistant psychologist or a psychology wellbeing practitioner, or pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. You’ll strengthen your research skills and learn what it takes to practise professionally, thanks to our close links to the Hull Clinical Psychology Training Programme, and with local health and social care services.

MA Criminal Justice and Crime Control

Designed to develop you as sophisticated criminological practitioners who are versatile communicators, effective problem-solvers, policy analysts and evidence-led decision-makers,  you will be taught by expert criminologists with a range of specialist backgrounds, and benefit from engagement with external criminal justice and community safety organisations.

MA Criminal Justice and Crime Control (Contemporary Slavery)

Specialise in the study of human trafficking when you choose our Contemporary Slavery pathway. This course reflects a global important issue of criminal justice and human rights; the study of such topics are at the centre of global concerns regarding social justice and injustice.

MA Education

A flexible course that will help you develop the educational understanding, analytical skills and leadership qualities you need to improve pupil development and achievement in schools. Pick from a wide range of specialist module subjects to tailor the programme to your own interests. And choose to study over one year full-time, or two years part-time. 

MA Education and Early Childhood

This specialist pathway focuses on policies, services, child development, early years pedagogy, and research in early childhood from birth to five years. You’ll be encouraged to draw on sociocultural perspectives on childhood, government policy, relevant research and curricular approaches – and on your own experience – in examining issues related to early childhood education. You can study over one year full-time, or two years part-time.

MA Education, Inclusion and Special Needs

Investigate the complexities around the concept of inclusion, focusing on those who might experience marginalisation in society, particularly in education. Find ways to develop inclusive curricula to meet the needs of all learners, including those defined as having special educational needs, travellers, those from challenging backgrounds and ethnic minorities. Choose from one year full-time, or two years part-time.


The MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is ideal if you want to acquire an in-depth knowledge of English and how to teach it, and to explore new developments in language teaching such as the use of technology in the classroom. TESOL at Hull is different in that we include a practical teaching component, with observed classroom practice an integral part of the course. 

MSc Human Resources Management (HRM)

Our part-time MSc HRM programme is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), and provides access to membership. So it’s ideal if you’re either working in HR and want to move up the career ladder, or if you’re looking to start a career in HR. You’ll develop the ability to recognise and address ethical dilemmas and corporate social responsibility issues. You can also help out real local SMEs with their challenges via our Business Clinic.

LLM International Law (Conflict, Security and Human Rights)

Delve deep into the international legal response to some of the most serious perils facing humankind today: increasing warfare, armed conflict, global refugee crisis, terrorism, human trafficking, health pandemics, economic crises, global security… This course is designed for students with a background in law, politics, international relations, social sciences, history and human geography. But applicants are welcomed from all academic disciplines and career paths. 

MA International Politics

Gain core training in political analysis and methodology of the social sciences. Examine contemporary global problems and rival approaches to their solutions. Specialise in areas such as foreign policy analysis, global society, regional integration, global environmental politics, and strategic and security studies. An ideal course for those wanting to pursue careers in media, research think-tanks, government foreign service and NGOs.


On-the-job teacher training with a range of primary and secondary teaching options to choose from. Government-funded Get into Teaching bursary or scholarship, and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) routes also available. Hull has close links with 600+ education settings and providers across the UK. So you'll be able to practise what you've learned in an organisation that suits your interests – gaining the practical experience your future employers will value. 

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Hull Online

Study at a time and place that suits you. Our online courses offer great flexibility and can be studied wherever you live in the world. As an online student, you’ll benefit from the same great teaching as our campus-based students and have access to our excellent online learning resources and library.

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How to apply

Found the course you want to study? For most postgraduate taught courses, you apply online and can track the progress of your application. It’s quick and easy and we’ll help you every step of the way.

Next steps

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Postgraduate Research

Be part of a vibrant research community. Our research impacts the world.

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Hull Graduate PGT Scholarship

Studied at Hull? Then you could automatically be eligible for our £1,000 scholarship towards the cost of your fees.

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Careers and Employability

Our careers team offers a wide range of support to help you succeed in the workplace.

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Become part of Hull

From our friendly academics, to our beautiful campus, and our superb facilities, there are more reasons than ever to choose Hull. See what Hull has to offer - step onto campus on our Virtual Tour and start exploring.