Uni Talk Column: Should you do a Masters degree?

John Spoerry, Senior Lecturer and Programme Manager at The University of Buckingham, talks postgraduate study.

Should you do a Masters degree?

Good question. According to a 2016 report from graduate careers adviser prospects.ac.uk, ‘Masters degrees can increase your earnings potential, set your CV apart in an increasingly competitive market and help you to develop personally and professionally.’

The report also states that ‘Masters degrees in the UK are highly regarded by employers.’

While there can be a salary premium for those with postgraduate qualifications, particularly where they are related to specific areas of business, Masters degrees can cost quite a lot of money.

However, they are an investment in your future and loans are available.

Information from The Complete University Guide shows that Masters degrees in law, social sciences, computer science, and business are among the best paid for those with postgrad qualifications.

Consider what you want to achieve: technical competence, progression up the career ladder, improved opportunities, professional charter-ship, or change of career.

Of course, you might want to study just for the love of learning more about a particular subject, and there are plenty of those sorts of courses about.

Call The University of Buckingham on 01280 820236 to see how they can help you further your career. </strong

This feature was published in the May 2018 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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