Choosing your postgraduate qualification

What’s a Masters degree? What is the difference between taught and research? How do you study a PhD? With a variety of postgraduate courses available, we have collected all the information you will need to make your decision.

Taught courses

LJMU offers taught courses in all faculties. Taught courses invite you to explore your subject in greater depth and many enable you to further specialise through a choice of optional modules. Although you will attend some lectures and tutorials as part of your taught master's, there is a real focus on independent learning and reading around your subject. LJMU offers the following taught qualifications:

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Postgraduate certificates (PgCert) and postgraduate diplomas (PgDip)

Masters (MA/MSc)

Master of Research (MRes)

Pre-masters courses

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)/School-led

Degree Apprenticeships

Research degrees

A research degree enables you to explore a topic in depth. LJMU is a leading research-active university that collaborates across disciplines with institutions around the world. Supervision for your research is provided by an academic with specialist expertise in your area of interest. The Doctoral Academy will also be on hand to offer generic support and training to develop your skills as a researcher.

Explore research areas

LJMU offers the following research qualifications:

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Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

Doctorate or PhD

Professional Doctorates

Discover what a difference postgraduate study can make

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