Further study

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There are a variety of reasons why you may consider further study, including to improve your career prospects, an interest in the subject or because it is necessary for a particular occupation.

The following resources will help you to decide if further study is the right option for you.

Read the Careers Service guide to further study and funding

Postgraduate at Strathclyde

Scottish Graduate Fair

Thinking of doctoral research? 

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)

MOOCs are a cheap and easy way to develop additional skills which you might need for your future career:

The MOOC Just Graduated? What next? was specially developed by Higher Education Careers Consultants for new graduates.

Develop your skills using the Careers Toolkit

Have a look at the range of programmes in the Careers Toolkit to help you upskill in a number of areas.

Upskilling courses

Upskilling @ Strathclyde delivers a range of short and flexible modules developed across disciplines and fully funded by the Scottish Funding Council for those:

  • aged over 25 years
  • domiciled in Scotland
  • unemployed or at risk of redundancy
  • job under threat as a result of Covid-19, including furloughed workers
  • graduates who no longer have an employed destination
  • redundant workers looking to gain higher level skills

The Manufacturing Skills Academy also offers a range of courses and events (both live and self-directed) with the aim of boosting the Manufacturing industry in Scotland. These may be of interest to graduates however please note that funding criteria stipulates that attendees must be resident in Scotland, over 25 and unemployed/at risk of redundancy/need to upskill.