Differences between undergraduate and postgraduate study

How is undergraduate study different from postgraduate study?

Answer ID 1128 | Last updated on 31/10/2022 10.13 AM

The first studies undertaken at university are generally referred to as undergraduate studies, designed to introduce students to the knowledge base within a specific discipline. A Bachelor's degree is the name of an award given to students upon completion of their undergraduate studies.

Postgraduate study refers to the range of courses available to students who have completed undergraduate studies. It requires a higher level of understanding, greater independence and more specialised knowledge than undergraduate study. Graduates with a Postgraduate degree are considered to be more highly qualified as a result.

Please refer to the Future Students website for more information.

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