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Monday, 06 October 2014 11:37

TalkPostgrad: Helping you find your Masters

Having thousands of Masters programmes listed on MastersCompare, we appreciate how daunting it can be to navigate your way through the postgraduate landscape to find the course you are looking for. We therefore developed our TalkPostgrad pages where students can find information and guidance to help you think about, compare and choose the postgraduate Masters course that is right for you. The suite of articles include:

The Value of a Masters Course and Postgraduate Study
There is no doubt that a postgraduate Masters course costs money and time and represents a huge investment - so is it really worth it?

Choosing your Masters Course - creating a shortlist
Useful things to think about to narrow down your selection and create a shortlist of possible masters courses.

Choosing a Taught or Research Masters Course
There are two main types of postgraduate Masters courses - taught or research masters. If you are choosing Masters courses and are not sure which type of course to go for, we've set out some of the main differences between the two, how to recognise which is which, and the main reasons for studying each type.

Choosing a NEW Masters Course
When you are looking for or choosing your masters course, you are likely to come across some that are marked by the University as a NEW course. We look at some of the possible issues around choosing a new course that hasn't been tried before, and what that really means.

Thinking about distance learning Masters courses
You may be wondering if a distance learning Masters course would be right for you. Here are a few ideas for questions you may find it useful to ask yourself.

When to Study for a Masters Course
If you are considering studying for a Masters level course, you may also be wondering when is the best time to move on to postgraduate study. Whether you are carrying straight on from your undergraduate studies, or returning to study, we look at a few areas you may find it helpful to think about.

Comparing Masters Courses
Tips on refining your shortlist to compare not only the courses, but your experience of the Universities, to find which suits you best.

Applying for a Masters Course
We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions about applying for postgraduate masters courses

Keeping Track of All your Postgraduate Applications
We know that it can often be difficult and confusing to keep track of multiple postgraduate applications, with no centralised postgraduate application system. Read how our free online tool MyPostgradApps can help you manage all your postgraduate applications, funding applications and open day bookings.

Postgraduate facilities: what can you expect?
It is important to look at the quantity and quality of facilities dedicated for postgraduate students that each institution provides, as what is on offer varies between universities, level of study and subject areas. We look at what you can expect to find.

Crowdfunding your Masters Course
It can be done - read this success story and discover how one student raised £26,500 for her MSc
You can read each of the above articles in full at We are continually adding articles to TalkPostgrad on MastersCompare, and would love to hear from you if there are specific things relating to masters and other related postgraduate courses you would like us to write about. Just let us know on our TalkPostgrad Facebook page.  Join our community and see what other students looking for postgraduate courses are talking about, ask questions and share your thoughts.