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Further Study and Your Career

Postgraduate study and You

Well done! You have completed your degree! Do not underestimate your achievement, you now have a rich set of skills and knowledge that set you apart and can be applied across a diverse range of sectors.  Just because you have completed your degree does not mean you should stop learning! Lifelong learning is the secret to success in both your career and personal life. The world of work is in constant change and evolution, you will find yourself needing to learn new skills and engage in new learning all the time in your career. In fact “Willingness to Learn is a highly-ranked, sought-after attribute that employers look for in potential employees. 

At its core, Postgraduate Study provides you with opportunities to take the next step in your career path. It can be the launchpad for you to expand your horizons and future possibilities. You can deepen your knowledge and skills in your chosen field or steer yourself into an entirely new career direction. 

Additional online learning options

You have so many further learning options –  A masters degree  is not the only route to increasing your knowledge and skills. 

Funding your study

Scholarships are generally competitive; selections are made based on academic / extracurricular merits and achievements. It is always worth exploring further, you might be surprised to find you are eligible- 'If you’re not in you can’t win'.

University College Cork:

UCC offer scholarships and bursaries across all disciplines to prospective and current postgraduate students. Find out more about the fuding options/ scholarships available with each UCC college below. There are a diverse range of national and international postgraduate scholarships on offer by UCC

External funding options in Ireland: 

The HEA also offer 60 scholarships annually. There are hundreds of scholarships you can apply for to support you in your further study abroad just waiting to be discovered. Scholarship Portal is an excellent hub website for comprehensive scholarship lists abroad. There are over 1000 opportunities for student financial aid available in the United Kingdom, Germany, Finland, France, the Netherlands, the United States and many others. Click here for additional advice on funding in Europe. 

Making the right decision

When making decisions about the most suitable course for you, it can be helpful to answer some key questions to ensure you are on the right track, the UCAS Personal Statement Worksheet can help you with this. In addition, the below Self-Assesment webpage and Career Decision making tools will equip you with the skills you need to make the right decision for you based on your personal strengths and attributes: 

UCC Career Services

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