Whatever your motivations for considering a Masters degree, there's a lot to consider. Here are the top four reasons to apply. 

1. Stand out from the crowd.

Whether you decide to take on a Masters degree to delve deeper into your subject after graduation, to get the qualification you need to step up in your career, or to retrain and change direction, a Masters degree shows that you don’t shy away from challenges, and you have a level of commitment and ambition that makes you different. 

We want our graduates to leave ready to take their next step, whatever it ,may be. Find out why Edinburgh Napier will help you stand out from the crowd.

2. Make your time count. 

With most Masters degrees taking only a year to complete, getting a postgraduate qualification can be a relatively quick way to step forward and reach your goals. We know that many of our students have part time jobs, family commitments and other projects to manage while they study so we know how valuable your time is. 

To make sure you can make the most of your Masters and get to where you need to be, we offer a range of support and advice during your studies.

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3. Become an expert.

One of the biggest differences between postgraduate and undergraduate study is the level of analysis required. You'll need to do more independent study and really dive into specific areas.

Sometimes you'll get lost in your work, which can feel scary at first, but that's usually when your greatest lightbulb moments will come. Plus, we offer academic skills sessions to help you navigate your course and ensure you succeed.

4. Build your network.

As you start to build your expertise in your subject, you'll probably find that you start to feel like you're part of a new community. You'll meet other students who are exploring similar subjects, and your tutors and lecturers will be supporting your studies and encouraging you to find your own path, rather than just teaching you. 

Being able to connect with new people with similar interests will help build your specialist network. It could lead to new research, a new job or just new friends!

Find your Masters course

Explore our wide range of Postgraduate courses. Discover where they could take you.