Postgraduate Education in the UK

November 12, 2004

  Postgraduate Education in the UK
Published in The Times Higher on November 12 2004

Summary of a report by the Higher Education Policy Institute
1. Overall trends  
The growth in numbers of overseas students studying for taught masters degrees has been truly extraordinary.

2. Institutions, regions and students  
The new university share of overseas postgraduates almost doubled.
  3. Financial benefits  
Male postgrads typically earned 4.7 per cent more than undergrads.
  4. Quality information  
The most prestigious universities have the highest proportions of postgrad students.
  5. Future trends  
Overseas student demand can be volatile and there is already evidence of fall-off.

Research by Thomas Sastry; Edited by Claire Sanders; Designed by Kevin Gray
The production of this report has been kindly sponsored by Beachcroft Wansbroughs solicitors

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