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16 Thoughts You Have When Considering a Masters Degree

From time to time, us graduates wrestle with the idea of doing a masters degree. Sometimes, the prospect of returning to university seems downright ridiculous, whereas on other days the idea is strangely appealing.

1. What better way to spend my menial savings than on further education? After all, knowledge is power, right?

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2. But, then again, I was thinking about going travelling…or getting a mortgage…

3. It leaves me open to the possibility of taking a completely different direction.. Midwifery anyone?

4. Although, what about that other degree that I did? Was it all a waste of dollar and time?

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5. Or would a masters be the key to me becoming leader of the free world? You’ve got to admit it’s a possibility.

6. I suppose I could do a masters in a similar, but more specialised, field to my first degree…

7. But it would help if I actually had a life ambition before I decide this stuff.

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8. Oh! Going back to uni would mean that I can get away from the boring old 9-5, make new friends and get back on it!

9. Nah, I would have far too much work to have any form of social life. I would need to take it very seriously because I’m all grown up and stuff.

10. It would probably give me the edge on all those other irritating graduates when applying for jobs.

How dare they?

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11. But do employers really see a masters degree as being any more impressive than an honours degree? Probs not…

12. It would be nice to feel challenged again. I miss doing assignments. There I said it!

13.   What if I’m not clever enough? Masters degrees sound pretty hard and I think I reached my intellectual peak at GCSE.

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14. I’m not sure I’m ready to give up my lazy evenings in front of the TV and replace them with late night library sessions again. Effort!

15. That being said, anything that delays the inevitable status as an official working adult and maintains my residency in Neverland sounds just fine to me.

16. Erm, hold on… How long does a masters thesis need to be?! 

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