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Non-Binary Student Numbers on the Rise in the UK

December 14, 2018

The UK’s Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) has released its latest data on who’s studying in higher education. One key takeaway? The number of students who identified as 'other' more than doubled between the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 academic years. Here’s a closer look at the findings, …


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China's Richest Man Shifts Focus to Education

December 11, 2018

Alibaba's founder, Jack Ma, is planning for the future. Top on his list? Education. Let's take a closer look.


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Freedom of Speech In Question at Australian Universities

December 6, 2018

The Australian government has asked Robert French, a former chief justice of the high court, to review the state of freedom of speech on its higher education campuses. Here’s a closer look at at the situation.


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SRH University Heidelberg

Master of Engineering in Water Technology

December 14, 2018
Water Technology is one key point of Environmental Engineering and therefore a key part of our future. Due to environmental pollution, climate change or our increasing world population, challenges in water-related topics are changing. The Master’s program Water Technology focuses on these topics. It covers the problem of change mitigation regarding p… [+]roblems as flood protection and technologies, such as desalination and of course aspects of sustainability and energy. [-]

Rome Business School

Master in Sport and Lifestyle Management

December 10, 2018
With students from more than 140 countries around the world, Rome Business School’s Master in Sport & Lifestyle Management is the ideal choice for professionals looking for a world-class degree programme to start or consolidate a successful career in the international sports sector. The quality of the teaching coupled with our leading career and n… [+]etworking services make this programme the perfect fit for those who seek to excel in today’s job market and in global business. The world of sport has undergone profound changes in recent years, with a growing focus on health, well-being, therapeutic recovery, and socialization. Professionals who are prepared and better able to face the challenges of this new industry will find new job opportunities and upward mobility. [-]

Western Carolina University

Master in Technology

December 9, 2018
The Master of Science in Technology focuses on enhancing technical knowledge and management skills necessary in our competitive technology-intensive world. This program combines qualitative approaches and quantitative techniques in a balanced curriculum that strengthens problem-solving skills and managerial competence.

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Earn A Public Policy Degree For A Modern Career

December 14, 2018

Public policy studies offer graduates a deep dive into the inner workings of how governments work -- voting, regulations, court decisions, federal, state, and local laws -- and how we, the people, int...


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Why Textbooks Won't Disappear

December 14, 2018

Despite declarations of their deaths many times over, it doesn't look like textbooks are leaving any time soon. Obsolete? Maybe. Maybe not. Here's why textbooks aren't going anywhere.


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Why You Should Study Business in Europe

December 12, 2018

Looking for an advanced business degree abroad? Europe may be just the place for you. Its size offers boundless opportunity, but it’s easy to navigate with many possibilities for exploration. You’ll find some of the globe’s biggest economic centers in addition to receiving a world-class educat...

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Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a graduate degree that prepares students for advancement in a variety of business settings, from entrepreneurship and small business to international corporations. Both business students and other professionals planning to move into management or leadership positions will benefit from taking an MBA. Core courses focus on finance, human resources, management, business law and ethics and, while some MBA programs are general in nature, others specialize in areas such as finance, hospitality, international business or aviation. Many schools offer part-time studies, online courses or distance learning. Graduates of MBA programs typically command higher salaries and move more quickly into management positions in all types of industries.

Executive MBA (EMBA) is a masters degree in business intended for experienced mid- and senior-level professionals. EMBA programs provide students with the specific knowledge and tools they need to advance their careers, whether in their current industry or another. EMBA students include everyone from engineers to entrepreneurs, and each brings a unique perspective to the classroom. EMBA programs usually allow students to continue working full time while they study, and some employers may even assist with tuition. EMBA courses provide a strong foundation in disciplines such as finance, marketing and accounting, while focusing on leadership training and specialized topics such as strategic thinking and globalization. EMBA programs are perfect for professionals who want to advance their education and career without taking significant time away from work, and EMBA graduates are highly sought after for executive-level positions.

Masters degree is a postgraduate degree that provides students with the next level of specialized knowledge in a particular academic discipline. Master degrees are available in nearly every academic discipline, from aeronautical engineering to zoology. In addition to traditional full-time studies, many master’s programs are offered part-time, online or as distance learning programs. Most master degrees are awarded as either a Master of Art (MA) or a Master of Science (MSc) but some institutions offer specialized degrees as well, such as Master of Engineering (MEng). Anyone interested in gaining additional expertise in their profession will benefit from taking a masters degree, as academic coursework can often help fill gaps in specialized knowledge that can take many years of workforce experience to gain. Students with master’s degrees often have an advantage as they progress in their careers, since the degree indicates a commitment to their chosen profession. A masters degree is also often a stepping-stone to additional studies at the doctoral level.

LLM is a Master of Laws degree recognized throughout the world. The degree usually takes about a year to complete and studies are focused in one area of law such as environmental law or international law. In most countries, students must already have a law degree to be eligible for an LLM program, as obtaining an LLM by itself does not qualify one to practice law. Law firms that specialize in certain areas or have an international client base often seek graduates of LLM programs because they already have the skills needed to practice law in a given environment.

PhD, or Doctor of Philosophy, is the highest degree awarded and indicates that a person has reached the top of their profession academically. A PhD can be obtained in just about any academic discipline and usually requires significant research and a dissertation on an original and highly specialized topic. Most PhD programs require at least some in-residence studies and can take several years. Many PhD students study full time, but part time, online and distance learning programs are increasingly available. Many international programs are now taught in English as well. Although traditionally graduates with PhDs have pursued academic or research careers, many are now highly sought after by businesses for their specialized knowledge, especially industries that rely heavily on engineering and technical skills.

Specialized courses are available for those interested in lifelong learning or wanting to expand their knowledge in a particular area without pursuing a degree. Courses include individual short courses on specialized topics and certificate programs that usually require only 2-4 courses to complete. Courses usually focus on practical application so students can put their knowledge to work immediately. Although many courses are taught in residence, others are also available online or via distance learning. Short courses taught in residence are normally compressed into a short period, typically 1-2 weeks, while online courses can often be completed at a student's own pace. Regardless of the delivery technique, these courses offer a quick way to learn about a new topic or to update rusty skills. As both students and employers benefit from short courses and certificates, many students may find their employers willing to help with tuition.

Universities, colleges, business schools and technical institutes are available all over the world for postgraduate studies in every academic discipline imaginable. Although most postgraduate programs are taught in the native language where an institution is located, many postgraduate programs are now offered in English and other popular languages making it easier for students to study abroad. Studying abroad allows students to select the best programs in their academic discipline, exposes them to new languages and cultures, and provides valuable experience for those seeking employment in multinational corporations.