Is a Masters really worth it?

The Careers Blog

This is an important question to ask yourself before you submit your application(s). Further study is intense, academically challenging, with a high degree of independent learning required. A masters is a popular option for a lot of undergraduates in the UK and according to the most recent data in 2017/18 from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), 26% of graduates were taught masters students. What do you need to consider to decide if it is the best option for you and really worth the investment?

It depends on your objectives and expectations

Further study may feel like a good option because you don’t know what else to so, which may feel like as good a reason as any. You may believe that an additional year of study will give you more time to gain experience, to develop employability skills and to carefully consider career options. All of that could be…

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