Starting Your Masters – Succeeding at Masters Level

Before starting your studies taking some time to prepare yourself for your masters study can help you get a good start. The Institute for Academic Development has a series of resources around succeeding at Masters level, including making preparations for your starting your programme, adjusting to studying at postgraduate level and planning your time.

Studying at postgraduate level will be substantially different than studying at an undergraduate level. Being aware of the level at which you will be studying and academic expectations may help you prepare for your programme.

The preparing for success pages, has information on dealing with Culture shock, Coping with Study Stress,  and understanding your motivation. The pages also link to other resources which you may find helpful in preparing for your masters programme. Our resources pages has information which will help you in your preparations including; independent learning and critical thinking and working with your peers.