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Substance and style: The fashion courses that are a cut above

Michael Prest meets the business schools who are queuing up to offer a range of tailored qualifications

Postgrad Lives: ‘You get to put your own spin on every area’

Liam Maloney, 26, is nearing the end of a part time MSc in music and creative industries management at Bolton University.

Teaching the right brain to manage the left brain

Although the predicted cuts in public sector funding are yet to translate into substantial job losses, the UK government is already searching for ways that the private sector can plug the employment gap. A postgraduate qualification in cultural management is about more than learning how to run a theatre or “manage creatives”.

Postgrad Queries: How can I become a further education teacher? Should I quit my medical degree?

Q. Is there a postgraduate teaching qualification I can apply for that will prepare me to teach in the FE sector? I don’t think children and younger teenagers are really my cup of tea, but I am attracted to teaching as a career. I'm 24 and have a degree in geography.

Postgrad Lives: ‘You get so much support from the university’

Mark Cund, 39, is midway through a part-time MSc in automotive calibration and control at Birmingham City University.

On top of the world: You could be a globetrotter with geomatics

A postgraduate qualification in geomatics could take you all over the world, from working in the Thames estuary to the furthest reaches of the Arctic. The subject is concerned with gathering and interpreting spatial information, and with the geographic makeup of the natural and built environments; more informally, it's "an unholy alliance of maths and geography", as James Kavanagh, director of land at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), puts it.

Dig deep: The best ways to fund your course

MBAs can open the door to high-flying careers – but they don’t come cheap, warns Michael Prest

Will full-time study become an expensive luxury?

The demand for flexible learning shows no signs of abating.

Professor Rick Rylance: 'Researchers across all disciplines are highly sought-after by all businesses'

Research Council's UK Champion for research careers

Postgrad Queries: Do I need a Masters to get an IT job? Are there any logistics qualifications?

Q. I'm a first-year undergraduate in computer science, and am already wondering if this will be enough to get me a job in IT at the end. Is it usually necessary these days to have a Masters degree to go straight into a job? If so, is it better to go for a general IT Masters, or to specialise?

Bridging the great divide: is it possible to cross from the Arts to Sciences?

Since 1959, and C. P. Snow’s infamous Rede lecture, there has been a queue of intellectuals determined to find a gulf between the two cultures in university education – the Arts and the Sciences.

New year's resolution: get a master's degree

For many postgraduates, the year starts now, says Steve McCormack

'They are a crucial part of the innovation agenda': How business schools benefit the economy

When The Cornerhouse cinema and retail complex needed expert help with using the internet for marketing, it turned to MBA students at its local business school. The recommendations made by the five students from Nottingham Business School have led The Cornerhouse marketing team to develop mobile phone applications to let customers book tickets online and access information on businesses in the complex.

An MBA culture elective is producing innovative ideas for the arts sector

The NT Live screenings of Rory Kinnear's Hamlet in November and Derek Jacobi as King Lear on 3 February at a cinema near you trace their origins to the MBA programme at Cambridge Judge Business School.

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