Advice from the Postgraduate Recruitment team

This series of Postgraduate Virtual Open Days offers you the chance to talk to members of the Postgraduate Recruitment team at the University. They will take place regularly from 14:00-16:30, so please see the events schedule for additional dates.

We are happy to answer questions on all aspects of postgraduate study, which might include:

  • Seeking sources of funding
  • The differences between different types of PG course
  • The application process
  • Finding a supervisor
  • Writing a research proposal

Find out more about postgraduate study at Birmingham

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Speaker profiles

  • Dr Emily Rozier

    Emily completed a Masters and a PhD at the University. She manages our UK recruitment. (Live Q&A 14:00-16:30)

  • Emma Sutton

    Emma completed her MSc in Psychology at the University of Birmingham. She is now a recruitment advisor. (Live Q&A 14:00-16:30)

Q&A Archive

These were the questions asked during the Advice from the Postgraduate Recruitment team live event.

We’ve come to the end of our Q&A session today. Thank you very much to everyone who took part – I hope we managed to be of assistance and provide the information that you were looking for.

We will hold many more of these virtual open day events over the coming months so please check now and again to see what we’ve got lined up for the future. If you’d like to visit our campus (in real life!), our next Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Wednesday 22 November 2017. We also run bespoke campus tours throughout term time and Cafés at which you can meet current students.

Haval Hassan asked:

What is the qualification requirements for master degree in construction management?

Emma replied:

Hi Haval,

The entry requirements for the Advanced Engineering Management MSc: Construction Management course are as follows:

A minimum 2.1 BEng (Hons) or equivalent from a recognised institution.

Applicants with professional qualifications and work experience would also be considered on a case-by-case basis, as well as applicants with BSc (Hons) degrees in Physical Sciences and Technology based subjects.

Business School English language requirements apply (IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band).

Hope this helps,


Adeleke asked:

What are the necessary documents i will need to apply for LLM in your university?

Emily replied:

Hi Adeleke,

Applicants should have a good Honours degree in law, or a degree in another discipline augmented with a pass in the Common Professional Examination.

International qualifications that are equivalent to a UK Honours degree in Law will be considered. You can learn more about international entry requirements through the website.

If your first language is not English you must provide an English language qualification. Recognised qualifications include:

  • IELTS: 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any band

You can learn more about our LLM programmes here.

Best of luck!


Maryan asked:

I want to International development course

Emma replied:

Hi Maryan,

If you want to study a course in International Development, have a look on the IDD pages of our website to see which course best suits your interests.

Many thanks,


Tony asked:

MA Cuneiform studies looks interesting, but as it is s highly specialized course of study have never cone across it at bachelor’s level? What are chances of a student from History/Classics background only, succeeding in such a course!

Emily replied:

Hi Tony,

Cuneiform Studies sits within Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology so you should be fine!

Masters study often presents a good opportunity to specialize and to look into a subject in greater depth than one was able at undergraduate level.

Best of luck!