Postgraduate study information – survey and prize draw

National careers charity CRAC is investigating how people make decisions about taught postgraduate study, as part of research for the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and other funders. 

Postgraduate study information – survey and prize draw

CRAC are focusing this research on people who are considering postgraduate study from a position a few years or later into a career, or seeking a return to higher education. There is a reasonable knowledge of current students’ needs, but the project hopes to investigate the needs and choices of those who are now outside’ the HE system, including prospective mature PG students. CRAC believes the views of this group are important because national organisations are trying to improve the way universities and others provide information about PG study for all types of prospective applicant.

CRAC would appreciate it if UKCGE members could forward details of the survey to ex-students who graduated from a first degree more than 3 years ago that:

  • Considered the idea of taught postgraduate study
  • Made any applications for taught postgraduate courses (successful or unsuccessful)
  • Started or recently undertaken a taught postgraduate course (after a period away from HE)

The survey will take 10–12 minutes and is open to ex students based in the UK and internationally. As an incentive, those who complete the survey and give us their contact details will be entered for a prize draw to win one of two Amazon vouchers each of £250 in value. The survey is open until 17th October. All responses and information supplied will remain confidential to CRAC; the report that we write will not identify individuals. Personal information collected will remain completely confidential and not be shared with any third party.

Take the survey now:

*‘taught postgraduate (PG) study’ means taught Masters courses and other postgraduate courses, including MBAs, PGCE, other PG Certificates and so on (but not integrated masters’ courses which are a direct extension from a first degree).

Any queries about the survey should be directed towards