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As the possibility of unemployment looms for many, more than 500,000 each year choose to pursue further study in the form of a postgraduate taught programme such as a master's. The motivation behind this decision is often related to belief that a higher-level qualification will result in a better job. But does the CV addition of an MA, MBA or MSc actually improve employment prospects?
India is the fourth most dangerous place in the world for females, after only Afghanistan, Congo and Pakistan
Serbian-Swedish businessman found slumped in his vehicle outside his home with gunshot wounds to his head
Producer says film version will "lose some stuff" from book
Roddy Doyle, author of "The Commitments", has signed a deal to work with Roy Keane on the controversial ex-footballer’s latest autobiography.
The SRF-39FP isn't the most sophisticated piece of kit, but thanks to some unique attributes its a favourite of American prisoners
Policy Exchange urges immediate action to cut the 650,000 single parent households that are not in any kind of work
Hilary Mantel, twice winner of the Man Booker Prize, who made her name dissecting the 16th-century court intrigues of King Henry VIII’s adviser Thomas Cromwell, is turning her attention to a more modern politician – Lady Thatcher.
'Independent' columnist Neil Warnock said last year that he would encourage a player to go public
A A Gill, Peter Kemp and David Sexton in the running for the award that celebrates the year's most acerbic, entertaining critical put-downs
Winning the TS Eliot Prize is hardly a matter of life and death. But the film of that name inspired Sinéad Morrissey to pen a collection which finally secured the UK’s most prestigious poetry prize for Belfast’s first poet laureate.
'Statsitical stylometry' looks at vast amounts of data in order to sift out the stylistic tropes that define a popular novel
The fantasy drama will return on 6 April with yet more gruesome scenes
The writer formerly known as LeRoi Jones died in hospital in New Jersey
The actress, director, producer, photographer and vinter adds ‘editor’ to her CV, as she takes on the role of as editor-at-large at Refinery29