Teaching for most taught postgraduate students (PGTs) starts at the end of September. Teaching takes place September – December and January - March, with exams in January and in May/early June.
Most PGT students then work on a dissertation, project or research placement from June- September, and graduate in December.
Combined taught and research (MRes students) usually have taught modules September - December, then spend the rest of their time on an extended dissertation, research project or research placement(s).
For PGTs looking for work experience, part-time summer opportunities or flexible placements are often preferable to a full-time summer internship, as they are working on their dissertations or research projects at this time.
The majority of taught postgraduates finish their courses in mid-September, when they are then available for full-time work. This means that taught postgraduates are able to start work slightly later than undergraduates, who tend to graduate in July.