what is a postgraduate taught course?

a postgraduate taught course is a degree designed to help you develop skills and experience to set you up for the next stage on your journey - whether that’s taking a step up the professional ladder, changing career, following a path of lifelong learning, or developing expertise in a particular aspect of your subject. 

unlike research degrees, a postgraduate taught course is taught in units and made up of seminars, lectures and other activities, similar to an undergraduate degree, but at a higher level. you’ll be responsible for independent study, with the support of an expert teaching team. most taught courses will feature an element of research in the form of a dissertation. 

postgraduate study at manchester met

each of our five faculties boasts areas that are recognised worldwide for the originality, impact and significance of their research and teaching. subjects span architecture to engineering, business to creative writing, arts to health, and education to social science.

we have developed an outstanding campus fit for your ambitions. from our 24-hour library to specialist teaching facilities, it’s all here in the heart of manchester.

working with professionals in industry is key to making sure you get the practical, workplace-relevant skills you’ll need to take the next step towards a successful future. 

study at manchester met

take a significant step towards your future career goals.

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