Top Research and Career Development for Postgraduates
Postgraduate study in the UK means exposure to some of the best universities in the world and the opportunity to work with leaders in research. A 2015 British Council study found that UK universities were the main destination for Nobel Prize winners who have studied abroad.
In 2015/16, three UK schools were ranked among the “Top Ten Universities for Engineering and Technology” by QS Worldwide University Rankings. UK schools are well known for programmes ranging from finance to fashion design, and mechanical engineering to climate change. Many programmes offer flexible scheduling and incorporate internship or work placements for international career development.
Read more about some of our favourite Postgraduate Programmes
Engineering PhD: The Faculty of Engineering at Nottingham is internationally recognised for its world-class teaching and research. An impressive 98% of the research is defined as being of international quality (REF 2014). The university investigates renewable and clean energy generation, life-saving healthcare technologies, pioneering manufacturing processes, and future transport technologies. Many of its research projects are multidisciplinary in nature, bringing together a diverse range of specialists from across the university, research institutions, industry partners, and government departments to develop novel solutions for challenging global issues.
The Green Chemistry and Sustainable Industrial Technology Master’s Programme, officially accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, equips students with detailed knowledge in green chemistry and state-of-the-art green technologies. The Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence is a world-leading institution, with long-standing connections around the world including UFSCAR and UFRJ. Students are taught by top researchers and have the opportunity to carry out research with industrial and international collaborators.
The university offers full- and part-time research degrees in medieval, early-modern, and modern history. Research expertise is particularly strong in British history (any period) and in social and cultural history. Click here for more information and how to apply.
This one-year master’s degree course is for students who have a first degree in a subject other than computing.
Established in 1969, it is now the longest-running conversion programme to computing in the UK and boasts a high employment rate. Graduates have found employment at companies such as Credit Suisse, J.P. Morgan, Bank of America, BAe Systems, Tesella, and Atos.
The London School of Economics offers over 140 postgraduate programmes. LSE’s academic profile spans a wide range of social science disciplines – from accounting to law and management to social policy.
A postgraduate degree from the University of Southampton Business School could unlock a great job for students. As a top 20 UK university (and in the top 100 universities worldwide) the university provides an outstanding postgraduate education. All of its degrees are directly relevant to the world of work and are taught by experienced lecturers involved in first hand research. With scholarships available specifically for Brazilian students, check the university’s website or email for more information.
This is a collaboration between the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) – bringing together one of the largest Mechanical Engineering departments in the UK, an internationally renowned advanced machining and manufacturing centre, and more than 60 key players in global aerospace and advanced manufacturing.
MSc Molecular Microbiology
This exciting course is designed to provide students with a multidisciplinary approach to the study of the molecular biology of micro-organisms. Students study the key concepts associated with molecular microbiology and use these when considering their role in health, disease, and in the natural environment.
This course provides students with opportunities to study advanced principles of the metabolism and genetics of microbes, microbes involved in clinical health and the natural environment, and infectious diseases.
This course can also be studied in two years with a one-year work placement. Information can be found here.
The Climate Change: History, Culture, Society MA is a unique multi-disciplinary programme offered by King’s College London, a global top 20 university (QS World Rankings 2015-16). The master’s provides students with the theories, methods, and skills to analyse climate change from different historical, cultural, and social perspectives. It appeals to students with humanities background, and prepares them for careers in the many public and private sector organisations working in climate or environmental change.
Fast-paced, exciting, and innovative, the MSc International Fashion Marketing provides students with the international business knowledge along with the creative and practical marketing expertise to succeed in today’s increasingly competitive and global fashion industry.
It incorporates a broad curriculum, focusing on the core concepts and principles of fashion marketing and a specialist focus on the contemporary international issues within fashion marketing, logistics, buying and merchandising, fashion business analysis, integrated communications, consumer insights, planning, and brand management.
Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), the MSc International Marketing (with internship) offers students the opportunity to complement their studies with work experience in the industry for up to five months. The course is taught by a highly qualified team who have broad industry experience in various areas of marketing such as product management, market research, and marketing communications.