The website is designed to help prospective students for taught postgraduate courses (from within or outside the European Union) identify questions to ask themselves and universities or colleges when deciding what and where to study. There are also many links provided to other sources of relevant information about fees, visas and more. This resource is not a course-comparison website however links to several course finder websites are provided.
Steps to Postgraduate Study has been developed by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW), the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) and the Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland (DfE). As of April 1st 2018, the Office for Students (OfS) replaces HEFCE and manages this site.