Learn More About Graduate Study in Great Britain, 10/29

Friday, October 29, 2010
Kollett Hall Conference Room
Graduat School Info. Session: 11:30-12:30
JYA Info. Session: 1:30-2:30

Tom McGlew, of the University of Edinburgh, will be available at to discuss opportunities for graduate study in Great Britain.  He will explain: how the current structures of graduate work in Britain have evolved in recent years;  how ‘taught’ and  research-focused masters degree programmes differ;  what British universities look for in American applicants;  how long it takes to complete a degree; how much graduate study  costs in Britain; and what possibilities exist for financial aid.

In addition, he will discuss graduate study specifically at the University of Edinburgh, which is currently ranked as the sixth best university in Europe, and answer questions both about Edinburgh and the British system generally.

Tom is an American who has made his academic career in Britain. Until recently he was Associate Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Chair of the Sociology Department at the University of Edinburgh.  Although a social scientist, he is able to discuss all of the postgraduate course offerings available at Edinburgh