Although a bachelor’s degree was one the standard educational requirement for most of the world’s non-labor employment, these days people are finding that they need a master’s degree and sometimes more to gain good employment. England post graduate programs are becoming more popular every day, but that means if you are going to apply you will have a lot of competition. Here is a short guide on post graduate program admissions to help you stand out.
Show them you understand that post graduate programs are different from undergrad programs. For instance, students in England post graduate programs are expected to show more independence and self direction. When applying, prove that you can already work at this level by citing successful instances where you displayed autonomy and the outcome. Other things that set the post graduate program apart are:
• Intensity of study
• Highly focused lectures and seminars
• Projects are often more useful and targeted
• More enlightened understanding of material, not just memorization for exams
• 100% class attendance is often mandatory for best grades
If you can prove that some of these things are already in your skill set, you have a great chance of being accepted into a postgraduate program in England.
Set Up an Interview
Even before the institute contacts you for an admission interview, set one up with them to talk about their program. They will first see that you are practical and self directed. Ask them questions that show you are a progressive thinker but logical as well. Some of the questions you might consider are:
• What are some of your graduates doing for a living today?
• What are the research or teaching opportunities while in the program?
• Do you encourage your students to publish?
Before you go to this interview, however, do some research into the professors with whom you will be working. Ask the person you speak to about the ones who sound interesting.
Use Your Knowledge
Once you have your information, apply in a way that will make the program desire you as a student and graduate. Use the information you gained to your advantage without fawning on the admissions panel–they understand the value of their program so you do not need to tell them.
Make sure you stand out for all the right reasons, and you will find yourself in a rewarding England post graduate program.