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Postgraduate funding needs a boost

There’s a shortage of skilled labour and private-public sector investment may be the solution

What is the real value of a doctoral degree?

The qualification must evolve beyond the niche to better the society in which academics live

How to survive postgrad: Survival tips from postgraduate students

Form good relationships with your classmates for important support in postgrad

Postgraduate opportunities

There are several bursary opportunities still available

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Balancing act: Fewer undergrads, more postgrads

Universities seem to be shifting their focus to research-based tertiary education and accommodating more postgraduate students

Postgrads urgently need funding

The financing of undergraduate degrees but not postgraduate is short-sighted and counterproductive

Postgrad study key to development

There is a direct link between advanced research work and South Africa’s social goals.

Postgrad support is essential

A course will equip supervisors with better skills – but they need institutional backup too.

Postgrads can meet employers halfway

Everyone wins if students are exposed to the workplace – and companies to research.

Postgraduate study: Passion or peril?

Kissing your social or after-hours TV life goodbye requires absolute commitment.

Postgraduates need a better deal

Policymakers have finally woken up to the plight of British postgraduates, with decisions on funding and fees on the horizon.

Some of your questions answered

Dr <b>Layla Cassim</b>'s first two articles on postgraduate study elicited a flood of queries from students keen on making the jump.

Secrets of postgrad success

It's not as scary as it seems if you do your homework before you take the leap.

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