The idea of following a postgraduate programme of studies at a higher level might initially appear daunting. If you successfully completed your undergraduate studies a few years back you might also find it difficult to resume studies. On the other hand, for others, this might be a natural next step in their professional and personal development.
The postgraduate student community at UM has been increasing steadily, as has the selection of postgraduate courses on offer. Academic careers need not be limited to deepening the knowledge base of a first degree or pursuing studies directly connected to the present line of work.
The inspiration to branch out into a new area of study is occasionally sparked off by the new demands of the employment sector. Such an approach could easily be the catalyst for a career change; the pursuit of an interest in a subject which has always inspired your imagination; entering a particular profession; or even, applying such studies towards a thorough understanding of a particular industry and potentially invaluable contacts within it.
Undoubtedly, every one of these reasons, and others you may have, will vary along with your future inspirations and are all equally valid. We invite you to heed Albert Einstein’s advice and 'never regard study as a duty, but as an enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy, and to the benefit of the community, to which your later work belongs.'