We know it’s difficult to decide what to do when you finish university, but the good news is there are lots of options. We hope this blog can help you decide what option is for you including some of the reasons why staying on at Teesside University for postgraduate study may be the right choice for you.

An investment in your education is a lifelong investment in you.


Improve your career prospects

A postgraduate qualification can help improve your job opportunities, to climb the career ladder and gain an advantage over other graduates.

Some careers require a higher-level qualification, so if you know what career you want to pursue, we recommend researching as to whether a postgraduate qualification is required. Even if the role you want doesn’t need a higher-level qualification, a master’s can still help you stand out when applying for job roles and demonstrate your commitment and higher-level knowledge.


Boost your salary

It’s official, a master’s can also help you to earn more money and is an investment worth making. In 2022, the median nominal salary for working-age graduates was £38,500. This was £11,500 more than working-age non-graduates (£27k), but £6,500 less than working-age postgraduates (£45k)*. So, a postgraduate qualification is worth the money and can improve your salary.


Change direction

Your undergraduate degree doesn’t have to define your career path. You can change direction and start again, or if you have been out of education for a while, a conversion course could be a great choice for you.

Our conversion courses will help you gain additional skills and knowledge in an alternative field and take your career in a different direction. Find out more here.


Master a subject you love

If you enjoyed your undergraduate degree and want to continue studying and researching your chosen subject in more detail and depth, a master’s is the perfect next step for you. It’s an opportunity to master your knowledge, build meaningful and productive networks for a great career, or even research at PhD level.


Study flexibly

We offer a range of part-time and online master’s courses, so you can upskill and study around work and life commitments. Studying part-time means you can balance study alongside work and family life. Online learning means you study at a time, place and pace that suits you – from the comfort of your own home or workplace. You’ll still have access to all the world-class teaching and support we offer.


20% discount on your tuition fee*

A 20% discount towards your postgraduate taught degree tuition fee is available if you have completed and graduated from an undergraduate degree course at Teesside University*.

Not a Teesside Uni graduate? No problem, you can still benefit from our academic excellence award that gives you a 20% discount towards your postgraduate taught degree tuition fee if you have completed and graduated with first-class honours from an undergraduate degree at any other university*.

*Subject to eligibility criteria. Find out more here: teessi.de/pgfees

Why not find out for yourself what your options look like? Book on our next postgraduate open day for details on our courses, the financial support you can access and tour our campus: tees.ac.uk/pgopendays/