What is a Postgraduate Degree?

What is a postgraduate program?

After completing your bachelor's degree, if you continue your study further for the next level of degree, that degree is called postgraduate degree and related program is termed postgraduate program. Postgraduate degrees are commonly categorized into four types: research degree, conversion degree, taught degree and professional qualifications. Mostly, you can complete your postgraduate courses in the university but in few cases you have to complete it in commercial environment.

Studying abroad is the dream of every student. When talking about international studies, the first place that comes to every student's mind is Europe, Australia and US. Europe is the most demanding place for the postgraduate program because it has the oldest, best educational system that is best in each aspect. Via narrowing Europe to any specific states, the popular state is UK. There is no fixed rule to select the best universities. But there are a few key points, on the base which you can decide one best university from all other universities.

Criteria to choose the best international university for a postgraduate program

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Here we discuss the six key factors which help you to choose the best states from Australia, the USA, and the UK, furthermore specific university from that selected States.

1. Expenditure

Another factor to keep in mind before selecting a particular university is the style of education.

  • In the USA students are free to choose any course of their choice and any combination that they want to carry on in their graduate study. Even if, you are not comfortable with the selected subject, you can change it at any time. In the US, you are bound to text and cannot go out of it.
  • In the UK, there is also flexibility in choosing a course but the key factor is that your professor provides you a guide and then gives free hand to do research and learn.
  • In Australia, both extremes are used. You can learn through lectures, tutorials, workshops and also do your creative work independently.

2. Style of Education

One of the most important factors, on which selection of university rely is expenditure for study. Cost factors can change your decisions.

  • In the USA education is not more expensive. But it is difficult to manage, as there are fewer opportunities for part-time jobs, and high competition for scholarships made it costly.
  • While for the UK, the tuition fee is less but other expenditures are costly. But it has a plus point, that it requires less time to acquire a master's degree in the UK, which saves money. One more key advantage is that medical is free of cost for students in the UK.
  • In Australia, there are low living costs, low tuition fees and even you can work part-time. But it is expensive in terms of traveling. If you travel, from one city to another a huge amount is spent. You also have to pay for medical expenditures.

3. Reputation and quality of education:

In case of reputation in quality of higher education all three countries have a good reputation. But few things make the difference.

  • When talking about a greater number of universities, the USA leads in this all-around world. Other things that make the USA the most demanded country for high education, its most universities occur in the top 10 list of Times Higher Education Supplement. The USA has excellent colleges and universities of diverse fields all of which are equipped with the latest technology, resources, and excellent teachers from all around the world. The most popular college and universities in the USA are Harvard, Stanford, and Santa Barbara City Colleges, etc.
  • The UK is not only popular due to the oldest universities in the world, but it also has modern tech universities. The most important feature of this university it has a great developed research opportunity, which is the main part of the graduate program. The most popular institute in the UK is Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, Brunel University, etc.
  • Although the population of Australia is only 20 million, still it has a large number of world-class universities and colleges. It has great teachers, a good research environment, and excellent resources for higher education.

4. Ease of entry

Getting Visa and entering into any European country for education is a difficult task. High competition and fewer seats make it more challenging for students.

  • In the USA, it is more difficult to get an American visa. Because USA universities announce very few seats for international students while competition is very high between the students.
  • When we talk about Australia and the USA it is easy to get a visa due streamlined application and visa process. But on the others side, they also have a great competition among international students on many courses that affect your learning experience.

5. Safety

  • Safety is one of the most important factors. When we compare all three countries in term of safety Australia get priority. Australia can be regarded as the safest place in the world.
  • On the other side rate of crime in the USA is more than in any other country, while UK can be regarded as safer than the USA.

6. Employment opportunity

Every person wants to gain their graduate degree from a standard international university to get better employment opportunities.

  • When we talk about the employment opportunity, US post-graduate degree holders get top-ranked. But if you want to get jobs in the US then it is difficult because there are restrictions on employee visas.
  • While on the other hand the US and UK allow you to work almost up to 20 hours during your study. And once you complete your graduate you can directly apply for a work visa.

Each university has its advantages and weak points.  You can select states and universities according to your resources, interests, and feasibility. If you are confused about which institute is best for you. Contact Edvise hub counseling services and with the help of an honest counselor chooses, right place, right work at the right time.

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