About Steps to Postgraduate Study

The Steps to Postgraduate Study website is an official resource offering guidance to anyone considering studying a taught postgraduate (PGT) course.

The website is designed to help prospective PGT students (from within or outside the European Union) identify questions to ask themselves and universities 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.

The Steps to Postgraduate Study website 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 Employment and Learning, Northern Ireland (DEL). As of April 1st 2018, the Office for Students (OfS) replaces HEFCE and manages this site.

The text for the site is available under an Open Government Licence. If you wish to use the material please follow the guidelines outlined in the licence. Note the text also provide links to third-party sites and content, which may be subject to other terms and conditions imposed by the third-party owner of the content. We are not responsible for content on third-party sites.

We welcome your feedback about this resource and how it could be developed – contact us at pgt@officeforstudents.org.uk.