Version 1.0 - Last Updated: 16 Feb 2021

Creating a postgraduate master’s course - Course duration

Full-time courses


Full-time postgraduate master’s courses for England and Wales can have a total duration of 1 or 2 years.

When you create a full-time postgraduate master's course for England and Wales, you can select the number of months (12 to 24) from the Duration dropdown.

This image shows the Duration dropdown on the Course Details screen.

Once you have selected the duration and saved the course, both the year and month durations will show. This is because some other systems are still using the year value.

This image shows how the course duration is displayed once it has been saved.

For Northern Irish students, the course duration can be between 1 and 3 years. This is the same for part-time postgraduate courses.

You can find more information on postgraduate courses for Scottish students in the Scottish postgraduate courses chapter.


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