If you don’t know someone personally who has gone on to further study, the whole higher education thing can be a bit confusing, and seems too hard to navigate. What’s the difference with all the qualifications anyway, like between a certificate and a graduate certificate, or a diploma and a graduate diploma? Does a doctoral degree make you a doctor, or a masters degree a master? We’ve brought together some information which can help to understand what higher education is, and what it isn’t. Depending on what career path or occupation you are interested in, you may not even need to study within the higher education sector to get the qualifications you need… Or, maybe you do!