Anyone who has completed an undergraduate degree knows the pain of having to decide between going out with your mates or saving money, and sadly this struggle continues into your postgraduate degree. However, who says there aren’t loopholes to help you with managing your money as a postgrad? Summer work Most undergrad degrees finish in … Continue reading To spend or not to spend?: Managing your money as a postgraduate student
I started my taught MA in Contemporary History and International Politics in September 2020. Now halfway through, I have found funding my Masters study to be challenging. Balancing self-funding alongside teaching during a pandemic has certainly been more stressful than I expected, but I don’t regret undertaking my postgraduate studies. I wish I’d have known … Continue reading Funding my Masters study: my experience
Studying for a postgraduate research degree at the University of York is a great experience. And although you’ll have an amazing time studying, meeting new people and exploring the beautiful city of York, there are bound to be periods of time when you find it hard or need additional support. Trust me, doing a PhD … Continue reading Top Tips for Postgraduate Students
Before beginning my year as a postgraduate, I was filled with excitement for the coming year. However, I was also slightly anxious on how I was going to make it through the year financially. Funding and finances work a little differently for postgraduates. Undergraduate vs postgraduate Unlike with undergraduate degrees, student finance does not automatically … Continue reading Being friends with your finances and funding your postgraduate degree
Hi! I’m Katy and I’m currently doing an MA in English Literary Studies. I have had ups and downs regarding my finances over the last year. COVID-19 has definitely affected me financially, but I would like to share some basic tips on postgraduate fees, funding and finance. Life was a bit different before COVID-19; but … Continue reading Helpful tips on postgraduate fees, funding, and finance
My name is Sonam and I’m currently studying for a PhD in Mechanistic Biology at York. Managing postgraduate finances can be a challenge, so I thought I’d share my experiences and top tips. Funding my studies Fortunately, my PhD project was fully funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). As a result … Continue reading Managing your postgraduate finances
You might be thinking about studying in the UK, but you do not know where to start. As an international postgraduate student, I had the same doubts about what I needed to do to study in another country. I am going to share my experiences as to how I prepared for postgraduate study in the … Continue reading Preparing for postgraduate study in the UK
So, you have chosen to tackle a Masters! Studying a Masters is an exciting new chapter, however, it can also be challenging. Before I started my Masters I was anxious about the workload and how I would find the whole experience, that said, I am 8 months into it and I’m still standing! So here … Continue reading Tips for managing a Masters!
What came before We all remember counting down the months, weeks, days and hours to completing A-Levels and leaving home for the first time. The mixture of excitement and pure fear! We all have many stories from an undergraduate perspective, some people would rather forget! Ah, but a Masters, a Masters is so much more. … Continue reading Life as a postgraduate student. What to expect and how to prepare?
Whether you’ve recently completed your BA in Art History, switched over from Art, English or History or want to complete a Masters in an entirely different subject, Art History is a course worth getting excited about. Despite the easy-going connotations of being a breeze, art history is a mentally and intellectually demanding subject. The coursework … Continue reading Preparing for your MA in Art History