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?
Britons face some of the highest and most volatile food prices in Western Europe, according to research published today.
Astronomers find the first rocky planet with vast oceans beyond our Solar System
A poet?! You have 10 seconds before I switch off… 10, 9 –
Detailed study shows inconsistent impact of climate change on weather across Europe
They are found in every kitchen and have kept students from going hungry for generations. But none of the billions of baked beans eaten in the UK grow on British soil – yet.
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Britain's booming tech industry is gasping for new talent and fresh ideas. Duncan Hopwood examines the options open to bright graduates
China is not helping its neighbour for altruistic reasons
Welsh midfielder has taken coaching badges
Those keen to develop a natural gift for words can benefit from an MA in creative writing, says Russ Thorne
Studying philosophy equips you with an adaptable mind and vital life skills, writes Russ Thorne
It began with dark mutterings in the local pub, that a strange beast might be stalking the woods around the little village of Woodchester, savaging the local wildlife and frightening local dog walkers.