On this website we provide learning guides for postgraduate students at GSA. The content of these pages is based on and informed by the issues, concerns and experiences that postgraduate and doctoral students have brought to us and we have successfully worked with in previous years.
- Your Motivations for Postgraduate Learning: the importance of your reasons for choosing to continue study at postgraduate level.
- Progressing from Undergraduate to Postgraduate Learning: the standards and workload of postgraduate study, the importance of the scholarly context of the discipline you are studying in, and the increased ownership of your learning at postgraduate level. The latter involves managing your time, balancing independent learning with learning with others, and designing your own research inquiry.
- Writing at Postgraduate Level: guidance on academic writing for all levels of study at GSA.
- Doing a PhD: guidance specific to doctoral degrees at GSA, including learning with others: working with your supervisor and being part of a research community. Studying for a research degree involves balancing your priorities as you enrich your CV and complete your thesis. Information about what it means to make a contribution to knowledge and the emotional aspects of your PhD experience is also included.
Postgraduate study can present particular challenges for some students and the Learning Support and Development Service offers specific support for international students who may be learning in a new country, educational context and additional language for the first time. The service also offers tailored support to students with disability related needs and can support eligible UK postgraduate students in applying to the Disabled Students Allowance scheme. We also offer support to students with specific learning differences such as dyslexia, including an assessment service for students with unidentified learning differences.