(Original post by DamMac)
I had an offer from the University of Sheffield to study a full time Management (MSc) masters program in September 2012, providing I receive a 2:1 on my current undergraduate course.
After deliberating about my decision for three months, I eventually decided to decline the offer. Coming to the end of my final year at University, I felt that I was bored with education, and that I just wanted some time away from essays and exams, and that it was always something I could do in the future. Some aspects of the course seemed boring too, but I figured it would only be for a year. I was a little worried too about the course, as the majority of the applicants are international, so I was concerned that I may feel left out at points, as I'm quite a shy individual.
The other day, I was thinking about my decision to decline the offer, and I was wondering if it was the wrong thing to do. So much so, that I e-mailed them, and asked if I was able to change my offer from declined to accepted. They said it would be possible, but I'd have to be 100% sure that this was my final decision.
The thing is, I really have no idea what to do. On one hand, I'd like to do my masters, get it over and done with, and have another qualification to my name, and feel that I'd really achieved something with all the hard work that I would be putting in... but on the other hand, it would be nice not to go into education again in September, and find a job or perhaps go travelling, but then I don't know if I'd be motivated enough to go back into education.
I was just wondering if anyone could give me any advice on what to do, or what they think I should do from what I've said. I really feel like I'm at a crossroads, but have no idea where I'm heading. I don't know if it's just because I feel like I'm a bit in limbo at the minute, and that heading back into education feels the right thing to do... but if I want to spend time working and travelling... who knows when I'll get to do the opportunity or have the money to do it again, or even want to go back to education again.
Any advice would be much appreciated,