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    sooooo, my bf is british and i'm living in germany. due to several reasons i might wanna move to the uk in the near future (relationship etc.). the only thing i worry about are my job prospects in the uk, because i know quite a few people with degrees who are struggling to find a job right now and i guess i won't be much easier for foreign students then...but then again, it all depends on one's qualifications.

    i'm holding a b.a. in sociology (first) and i'm currently finishing my m.a. in sociology. i might do another m.a. in health sciences (if i get an offer). i've currently got a part-time job in public service (research institute), so i've got some work experience. and i speak fluent swedish and german.

    sooo, do you think i can find a job in britain????

    oh and in germany i would ask for a starting salary between 33.000 and 40.000 € (28.000 - 34.000 pounds)....so another question would be how much i could exspect in britain (my english not being perfect etc.)
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    Unfortunately I suspect you will be looking at less than your expected salary, £18-26,000 would be more realistic. What type of work would you be interested in?
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    i'm currently working as a reasearch assistant and i'd probably look for similar jobs in the uk. i'm planning on doing another m.a. in health science (2yrs) in order to specialise in epidiomology and public health. the programme is taught in english and i should be able to publish in english after finishing it.

    money really isn't everything to me and i think working conditions are important as well. i did exspect a lower salary but moving for a job with a considerably lower salary than in my home country just wouldn't be a very clever idea.
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    (Original post by honey_rider)
    i'm currently working as a reasearch assistant and i'd probably look for similar jobs in the uk. i'm planning on doing another m.a. in health science (2yrs) in order to specialise in epidiomology and public health. the programme is taught in english and i should be able to publish in english after finishing it.

    money really isn't everything to me and i think working conditions are important as well. i did exspect a lower salary but moving for a job with a considerably lower salary than in my home country just wouldn't be a very clever idea.
    It's not my field so I may well be wrong but I was under the impression that research assistants normally had PhDs?

    A bit of a google search suggests you might be looking at about 25-30k if that is the level you're talking about, but I have a feeling that I'm misunderstanding what you mean by 'research assistant'.
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    (Original post by MancStudent098)
    It's not my field so I may well be wrong but I was under the impression that research assistants normally had PhDs?

    A bit of a google search suggests you might be looking at about 25-30k if that is the level you're talking about, but I have a feeling that I'm misunderstanding what you mean by 'research assistant'.
    sorry, looks like things got a bit lost in translation. wiki says research assistants don't need a phd (not where i'm living anyway) but undergraduate research assistant would be more appropiate for my current job. the salary for graduate positions doesn't sound too bad, either. anyway i'm more concerned about my chances of getting a job in the first place...
 
 
 
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