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16.02.10. In the face of a fearsome job market and high graduate unemployment levels, postgraduate academia is booming

More than 270,000 students returned to university to add a dash of postgrad sparkle to their CVs in 2007-08: demand for master's degrees surged 27%, while the number of PhD candidates rose 9%. And the latest research suggests that those currently sweating over postgrad thesis proposals can sit back and look smug. Postgraduate Education in the United Kingdom, a paper published by the British Library and the Higher Education Policy Institute (Hepi), found that, three and a half years after graduation, 94% of postgraduates found work in the professions, compared to 78% of undergraduates. Read more here