The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) is a national survey of Master's level students organised by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) which invites them to comment on their programme and experience. 

PTES ran at Imperial during May/June 2018.  The results are now being considered at a college and departmental level and each department is working on an action plan in response to their results.

More information on PTES can be found at the HEA Website.

PTES info

PTES Questions

Students were asked to agree or disagree (on a scale of one to five) with statements, covering;

  • The experience of teaching and learning, including: staff, learning materials, working with other students, workload, and feeding back on experience;
  • Assessment and feedback, including supervisor support for dissertation or major project;
  • Organisation and management, including induction and involvement in course decisions;
  • Resources and services, including learning resources and overall support;
  • Skills development, including independent learning, research skills and career skills;
  • Overall satisfaction, including what was the most interesting or enjoyable part of the course;
  • Motivation for taking the programme and information provided by the institution to help course choice;
  • Demographic details, including on previous education and funding.

PTES Results

Below are the results from the PTES Surveys. Imperial participated in PTES in 2010, 2014, 2016 and 2018. 

PTES 2018 Results

PTES 2016 Results

PTES 2014 Results

PTES 2010 Report