What are taught courses?
Taught postgraduate courses offer a structured route towards a Masters degree. You will follow a carefully designed programme made up of lectures, seminars and written assessments. The postgraduate qualifications you can study for are listed below.
MA, MSc and LLM
A Masters degree will provide you with an excellent academic foundation in a relatively specialised subject area. Masters degrees are offered in a variety of subjects and usually take one year of intensive full-time study, or two years part-time. You may undertake a Masters degree for a variety of purposes, such as to improve your career prospects, or as a further step towards a research degree (MPhil/PhD). Alternatively you may simply wish to extend your knowledge and understanding of a subject beyond undergraduate level. At Queen Mary we also offer several postgraduate diploma/certificate programmes that are either run in conjunction with Masters degrees or stand-alone. Generally entry requirements to diploma/certificate programmes are slightly more flexible than to Masters programmes.
A Master of Research degree combines a rigorous taught programme of research training with the opportunity to pursue a research project.
You can study many of our postgraduate courses part-time, and you should indicate in the relevant section of the application form whether you wish to study by full or part-time mode.