Why undertake postgraduate study There are various reasons for choosing postgraduate study but some reasons are more positive than others. Look through the texts below and get ready to discuss different motivating rea- sons to do a higher degree. Tom Brown I Really Enjoy My Subject This is a highly motivating reason to do a higher degree. It’s worth considering the long-term implications of your choice. Does your choice of course fit in with your long-term career plans That does not mean that you should only consider postgraduate programmes related to your area of work interest. All further study programmes will enable you to develop skills that you could market to an employer.