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22 Things You’ll Only Understand If You’re a Master’s Student

If you’re a Master’s student, you’ll understand the following things.

1. The struggle to figure out if you’re allowed to be part of Freshers’.

You’re technically fresh to the course? Right?

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2. And if you do turn up, you feel very out of place next to all the first year undergrads who still have no idea what they’ve signed up for.

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3. The false sense of security you feel in your first lecture when most of the content seems to be on a par with things you already studied.

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4. Until something incredibly new and alien is spoken about on the next slide and all of a sudden you’re completely lost.

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5. And you realise that your Bachelor’s degree barely scratched the surface of the topic you’re now specialising in.

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6. You have a genuine fear that everyone else is smarter than you.

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7. And occasionally wonder if continuing to study was the right decision to make.

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8. Especially when so many of your friends are getting graduate jobs and settling down.

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9. You can’t help but resent how much money you’re having to spend at times.

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10. As well as the fact that you pretty much have to accept that you’ll need to juggle a job with your studies.

Which isn’t stressful at all. 🙂🙂🙂

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11. And learn to bite your tongue when you hear undergrads complaining in the library about their essays.

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12. As much as you love having the time to properly research something you’re genuinely fascinated by…

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13. It doesn’t take long to feel as though your thesis is taking over your entire life.

14. If you’re not writing it, you’re talking about it…

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15. And whenever you try to take a break from it, the guilt catches up with you.

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16. You feel under more pressure than ever to create some revolutionary research.

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17. And to know exactly what you’re doing afterwards.

Because otherwise why did you bother doing an MA, right? 🙃

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18. The worry that even with a Master’s degree, you’ll still struggle to find a job.

19. Or that you’ll accidentally get stuck in education forever.

“Forget the future, I could just do a PhD…” 🤔

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20. Not knowing what to do with yourself after you finally submit your thesis.

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21. But looking forward to getting to graduate a second time.

And with the different coloured Master’s robes this time. 😏

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22. And, let’s not even lie, you’re secretly going to love putting that MA after your name. 

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