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The TARGETcourses Postgraduate Study and Funding Fair Scotland 2014 is the only national postgraduate study event in Scotland.
Now in its seventh year, this highly regarded fair is an excellent forum for students and graduates to have discussions with representatives from institutions of higher education who are seeking to fill their postgraduate course places for 2014/15, as well as to receive exclusive advice and news on funding postgraduate degrees.
Exhibitors will include universities from across the UK and beyond, as well as financial institutions and agencies dedicated to providing funding for postgraduate study.
The University of Edinburgh are proud to host the TARGETcourses Postgraduate Study and Funding Fair Scotland in Teviot House.
Home to six distinctive bars, Teviot is the oldest purpose built Student Union in the world. It opened its doors in 1889 and it remains one of the most popular and well used Student Union venues in the country. Its historic and architecturally unique rooms feature cosy nooks for intimate gatherings as well as large, open spaces for formal events.
How to get there
Teviot Row House is located on the main campus of the University of Edinburgh.
Teviot Row House
University of Edinburgh
You can find directions to the venue here.
You can find travel information on how to get to the University of Edinburgh here.
Download a PDF copy of the University of Edinburgh campus maps.
We will reimburse reasonable travel expenses for students getting to the fair via public transport. The amount we will reimburse depends on where you normally study (see below).
You can claim for your reimbursement on the day. In order to do so you must provide the following documentation:
- University ID card
- Travel receipts, inc. a VAT receipt.
Failure to provide these documents will result in travel reimbursement being refused. Only the value of your travel shown on the receipts will be paid.
University of Edinburgh or Napier - £0
Heriot-Watt or Queen Margaret's - Up to £10
Other universities - Up to £20
After having completed an expense claim on the day, we will post you a cheque covering the cost of your travel after the event.
Students who attend the event will be provided with a free lunch voucher to spend at selected food outlets on campus at the University of Edinburgh.
These lunch vouchers are subject to availability and will be given on a first come, first serve basis. If you want to be sure of getting a free lunch, arrive at the event early.
The vouchers will have a fixed value and there is no cash alternative.
Exhibitors at the fair will include:
Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University
Aberdeen Business School is one of the leading providers of management and professional business education in the UK and is recognised both nationally and internationally for responding to the needs of both students and employers.
We have a strong portfolio of quality courses. The accreditation of these by the professional bodies is verification of the calibre and high quality of the courses we deliver.
96% Postgraduate Employment Rate (HESA 2013) Read more...
Established in 1872, Aberystwyth University is a traditional, research-led institution and consistently voted one of the best universities for student satisfaction. We have over 150 PhD, Research, taught Masters and short courses available in all our department which have been highly graded for their research and teaching. Aberystwyth, set in beautiful mid Wales, provides a safe and friendly place to study. In the 2012 i-graduate survey Aberystwyth University was noted as having one of the top five Graduate Schools in the world. Read more...
Bath Spa University
Bath Spa University is a leading educational institution in creativity, culture and enterprise. Through innovative teaching we provide a high quality student experience. Based in a world heritage city and connected to a network of international partners, we ensure that our graduates are socially engaged citizens. Read more...
BU is a vibrant, dynamic and innovative institution and over 17,500 students choose to study with us each year. Of these, more than 1,800 are international students from 130 countries, creating a lively and diverse culture. Read more...
Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC)
Located in an exciting, modern European capital city, Cardiff Metropolitan University is a global university. We are continually investing in our students' future and provide education and training opportunities that are accessible, flexible and of the highest quality to students from over 140 countries worldwide. Read more...
College of Estate Management
Have you considered a career as a property professional working in property, land or construction?
The College of Estate Management can help you achieve this with our specifically designed online distance learning degrees. Study whilst working.
Our range of RICS Accredited Masters programmes help you specialise in your chosen area, and equips you with the professional skills and academic knowledge required to carve out a successful career in a global business. Read more...
Cranfield is a specialist postgraduate university, with a global reputation for high quality teaching and research and exceptional facilities. We offer master’s and research degrees across our areas of expertise in aerospace, automotive, defence and security, energy, environment, health, manufacturing and management. Our business connections with global partners including Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Unilever and Shell ensure our graduates are industry-ready and in demand across the globe.
We are making a difference in the real world. Read more...
Edinburgh Napier University
Edinburgh Napier University is one of the premier centres for postgraduate degree courses in Scotland. We are one of the largest Scottish higher education institutions with nearly 17,000 students including 4,000 international students from over 100 countries. Our postgraduate courses have been designed in consultation with leading business and industry figures. We are the only UK Higher Education Institution to offer a programme, ‘Confident Futures’, aimed at developing skills sought by employers. Read more...
EPSRC – Centre for Innovative Manufacturing
The Doctoral Training Centre’s vision is to meet the demand for highly-skilled researchers to accelerate the adoption of continuous manufacturing for the production of high-value chemical particulate products. The DTC has PhD opportunities at the Universities of Bath, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heriot- Watt, Loughborough and Strathclyde with research opportunities in the disciplines of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Operations Management.
The US-UK Fulbright Commission is a not-for-profit organisation funded by both governments to promote educational exchange between the US and the UK. The Commission offers prestigious Awards for postgraduate study and research in the US, as well as an Advisory Service. As part of the EducationUSA advising network, the Advisory Service is the only official source of US study information in the UK.
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides information about studying and researching at German institutions of higher education, as well as funding. Scholarships are available for all disciplines.
Please check our website and the specific scholarship schemes for deadlines and requirements.
Glasgow Caledonian University
GCU offers a stimulating and vibrant environment for learning, teaching and applied research. We cover a wide range of disciplines within Business, Health, Life Sciences, Law and Social Sciences, Engineering & Computing and The Built and Natural Environment. GCU London – our specialist postgraduate centre in the heart of the City, offering a range of MBA and MSc programmes in Banking and Finance, Risk Management, International Fashion Marketing, Luxury Brand Marketing, IT, Web Systems and International Project Management. Read more...
Welcome to Guardian Students - featuring live chats with experts, the latest news and policy changes, blogging students and much more. Come and visit us to find out about Guardian Students and discover how we can help you to find the right postgraduate course though our innovative Course Match. You can also pick up a copy of today’s Guardian.
HULT Business Consulting Services Ltd
Hult International Business School offers MBA, Executive MBA, Master, and Bachelor business focused programs. With its global campus network in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, Shanghai, and a rotation center in New York. Hult provides students with an unrivaled global perspective. Hult is ranked in the Financial Times Top 10 for International Business, International Experience, and International Mobility (2013).
IE Business School
Recognized as one of the world’s top business schools, IE Business School, with its central Madrid campus, boasts students from over 90 countries in its Master programs taught by a faculty of more than 400 professors. Innovative online and face-to-face formats are used, where students exchange knowledge and experiences with 40,000 graduates in 100 countries. IE shapes leaders with an entrepreneurial mindset who promote innovation and social wellbeing.
INTO University Partnerships
Studying in China with INTO gives you access to top-ranked Chinese universities whilst experiencing a fully supported modern living and learning environment.
The universities offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, taught in English, across a range of different subject areas and disciplines. Degrees are validated and awarded by the university as BA, BSc, MA or MSc honours.
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
The School is a world-leading centre for public and global health research and postgraduate education. With programmes in all areas of public and population health, epidemiology, control of infectious diseases and tropical medicine, the School will give you the knowledge, theory and practical skills necessary to tackle global health issues. Read more...
Northumbria University, in Newcastle upon Tyne, is an expanding multicultural learning community, with excellent links with further and higher education, industry and commerce throughout the UK, Europe and beyond. Northumbria University is one of the UK’s ten largest providers of taught postgraduate education, and we are committed to giving you the best postgraduate learning environment possible. Read more...
Nottingham Trent University
As a prospective postgraduate student, you will be looking for a university that will encourage you to achieve high standards. Nottingham Trent University delivers education and research that will enable you to advance your career in an environment that fosters ambition, progress, innovation and leadership. Talk to us today. Read more...
Whether you choose a taught masters programme, research degree or professional doctorate with Plymouth University, you will be supported and supervised by staff who are international experts in their field. Input from researchers, current practitioners, professional bodies, business and industry ensures our programmes are relevant and stimulating.
Visit our stand today to find out more about our postgraduate opportunities. Read more...
School of Oriental & African Studies
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is the only Higher Education institution in the UK specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. It remains a guardian of specialised knowledge in languages and periods and regions not available anywhere else in the UK. SOAS has about 100 postgraduate programmes (taught and distance learning) in the social sciences, humanities and languages with a distinctive regional focus and global relevance. Read more...
Study Options is a free advice and application service for UK-based students wanting to study at Australian or New Zealand universities. We are the official representative of these universities in the UK, and are here to ensure the application process is straightforward and stress-free. We can help with all graduate and postgraduate applications, for coursework or research programmes, and also provide assistance with practicalities including securing a student visa.
TARGETcourses hosts the UK’s largest searchable database of UK postgraduate courses and major funding opportunities in the UK. It also has advice and guidance on applying for postgraduate courses in the UK, studying internationally and securing essential funding.
As if that isn’t enough, TARGETcourses is also offering £5,000 worth of bursaries towards course fees for students embarking on a postgraduate course in 2014/15.
TARGETcourses is the ideal site to help you find the right course and, crucially, secure the funding.
Founded in 1902, Università Bocconi was the first university in Italy to offer degrees in business and economics, and today, after over a century of development and expansion, Bocconi is widely recognized as one of the top European institutions of higher learning and research in the fields of management, economics and law. Bocconi is constantly striving to combine a strong theoretical background with real-world applications, and to attract the best and most talented students who may go on to become future business leaders. A Master of Science from Bocconi opens up a lot of doors, both at an international level and in Italy.
University of Aberdeen
Based in Aberdeen, energy capital of Europe, the University was founded in 1495. With a student population of 16,000 and a large international community from 120 countries, the university has an excellent reputation for teaching quality and research, and is ranked in the top 1% in the world. Read more...
University of Birmingham
The University of Birmingham is investing in postgraduates, offering in excess of £20 million per annum in funding awards to outstanding applicants. We have over 350 taught postgraduate programmes and a wealth of world-leading research opportunities to choose from, to help you widen your skills base, further your knowledge and boost your career prospects. The University of Birmingham offers a wealth of information and advice for graduates thinking about entering postgraduate study. Whether you are searching for a research degree or a taught postgraduate programme, we can help you make an informed choice. Read more...
University of Dundee
University of East Anglia
The University of East Anglia (UEA) is the number one university in the UK for student satisfaction in the 2013 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey. An internationally renowned university based on a distinctive and attractive campus, in the historic city of Norwich, priding ourselves on the excellent academic, social and cultural facilities which we offer to over 15,000 students. Read more...
University of Edinburgh
A centre of academic excellence for over 400 years, and located in the heart of Scotland’s capital city, the University of Edinburgh is a world-class institution for teaching and research, and is ranked 17th in the QS World University Rankings. We offer more than 325 taught postgraduate programmes, and research opportunities in all our academic disciplines. Read more...
University of Glasgow
Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow has a long-established reputation for teaching and research. As a World Top 60 institution and in the UK Top 10 for research earnings, the University offers over 600 postgraduate opportunities across research and teaching, including: Arts & Humanities, Business and Management, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Finance, Law, Life Sciences, Medicine, Social Sciences. Science, Vet Medicine. Read more...
University of the Highlands and Islands
The University of the Highlands and Islands offers a range of taught postgraduate courses and research opportunities many linked to our unique environment in the North of Scotland. As a postgraduate student you will benefit from exceptional support from tutors and peers whether you are studying online or on campus. Read more...
University of Manchester
One of Britain’s most influential universities, we provide postgraduate opportunities in more subjects than any other UK university. Pioneering, multidisciplinary teaching and research is being undertaken across our four faculties of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Medical, Human and Life Sciences and Humanities. Our postgraduate programmes are packed with the latest research, give you the chance to use world-class facilities and polish skills that postgraduate employers want in all fields. Read more...
University of Nottingham
The University of Nottingham is respected internationally for its award-winning research and teaching excellence. The University has over 300 postgraduate taught courses and a broad range of research programmes in the traditional areas of science, social sciences, arts and humanities, engineering and medicine as well as more contemporary subjects such as entrepreneurship. Read more...
University of Salford
Salford is an ambitious forward looking University with opportunities in areas such as health, science, engineering, the built environment, arts, design, media, law and business. Our new campus in MediaCityUK is next to the BBC and alongside creative and digital industries. We are an international community, with students and staff from more than 100 countries. We offer strong student support and a lifestyle enhanced by the great city of Manchester, minutes from our main campus. Read more...
University of Stirling
The University offers a wide range of part time and full time Taught and Research programmes within the broad areas of health and well-being, culture and society, environment, enterprise and the economy and sport.
In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), 86 percent of the University’s research was internationally recognised, with the top 10 percent judged to be world leading. Also, the University is within the top 12 of UK universities for graduate employment, (The Telegraph, 2013). Read more...
University of Strathclyde
At the University of Strathclyde you will join more than 15,000 students from over 100 countries who are attracted by our excellent academic reputation and stimulating study environment. Strathclyde is a leading international technological university renowned not only for its teaching and research but also for its strong links with industry, the professions and the private sector. There is a wide range of opportunities for postgraduate study and research across the University’s four faculties: Humanities and Social Sciences, Engineering, Science, and the Strathclyde Business School. Read more...
University of Surrey
The University of Surrey is a leading research university, ranked 8th overall in the UK by the Guardian, with 99% of our research units rated world-leading, internationally excellent, or recognised either nationally or internationally. Located on a beautiful campus in Guildford just 30 minutes from London by train, Surrey’s professionally focused degrees combine knowledge, skills and experience to prepare you for your future career. Read more...
University of the West of Scotland
Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses offered on a full time, part time and distance learning basis. Subject areas include Business, Computing, Science, Engineering, Education, Creative and Cultural Industries, Sport, Social Sciences and Health, Nursing and Midwifery. Read more...
Make the most of the fair
- Visit targetcourses.co.uk to help you find the right postgraduate courses or institution for you and compare this to the list of exhibitors at the fair. You'll also find lots of postgraduate advice, including an introduction to postgraduate study and sources of funding.
- Think of all of those questions that might not be answered by reading brochures or by searching a website.
- Carefully select the exhibitors and then find out what they can offer you. What kind of careers do their students go on to?
- When you arrive at the fair make sure that you register, check in and pick up your FREE copy of the fair guide.
- Take time to look through the guide and decide which exhibitors you would like to talk with. The table at the front of the guide provides an overview of the types of courses or opportunities offered.
- Make notes so that you've got all the details you could possibly need to follow up contacts when you get home.
- Treat the fair as a fact-finding mission, and don't forget that this is your opportunity to ask questions.
Throughout the day, the TARGETcourses Postgraduate Study & Funding Fair Scotland is running a series of free seminars on postgraduate study in the UK and abroad, and funding.
Interested in studying in the US?
1.30pm – 2.00pm
Delivered by David Henriquez, Advising Intern at the Fulbright Commission
The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers prestigious scholarship awards (in any field at any US university) for postgraduate study and research in the US, as well as an advisory service for interested students. Join Fulbright advisors for a session on 'Postgraduate Study in the USA'. This session will give an overview of the US application process, including information on the benefits of US study, an overview of the degrees on offer and application process and funding options including the Fulbright awards.
Routes into Teaching
2.00pm – 2.30pm
Delivered by Rob Clay, Marketing Manager at Bath Spa University
Find out more about becoming a teacher and the full range of teacher education programmes available. Discover what's involved, the qualifications you need, how to apply and the financial support available.
Graduate Diploma in Law: your stepping stone to a career in law
2.30pm – 3.00pm
Delivered by Katherine Davies, Senior Lecturer in Law at Northumbria University
This presentation will provide details of how to convert to law following your undergraduate degree, enabling you to take the next steps towards pursuing a career as a solicitor or barrister in England and Wales. It will explain the GDL course, how you can study it at Northumbria University and what to do after that.
Sources of postgraduate funding
3.00 – 3.30pm
Delivered by Ruth Elvin, Senior Welfare Advisor at the EUSA Advice Place
Find out more about the different sources of funding for postgraduate study, how to go about applying, potential difficulties and where to get more help.
Postgraduate Study: The right option for you?
3.30pm – 4.00pm
Delivered by Steve Norman, Assistant Director at University of Edinburgh Careers Service
This talk will provide a brief overview of taught and research postgraduate programmes in the UK and will look at issues to consider when deciding whether to pursue postgraduate study and where to find out more about these options.
Register for the fair
The TARGETcourses Postgraduate Study and Funding Fair Scotland 2014 will take place from 1pm – 4pm Wednesday 26 February 2014 at Teviot Row House, Bristo Square, University of Edinburgh, EH8 9AJ.