The transition from undergraduate to postgraduate will most likely have been billed to you as a big step up. The workload gets larger, the amount of study needed to get to the required level gets steeper, and the amount of free time you have drops exponentially.
Whilst the transition is a large one, it is not nearly as scary as everyone expects. More importantly, there are ways in which you can make the change smoother for yourself, and make studying a postgraduate course not only bearable, but enjoyable.
By Connor Higgs – MA History, The University of Nottingham