Hi. In my case, I want to get a Masters degree right after my undergrad, but I'm considering a different approach rather than just "degree hopping":
- I want to study in another EU country (probably will be Netherlands, I can't afford UK tuiton fees).
- When choosing a Masters, I've been told by a few knowledgeable people that one of the most important factors is that it should be able to secure you an internship. If you just do a Masters for one extra academic year, it's probably not going to improve a lot your career prospects.
I think that Masters degree are important for employability as long as you can use them to prove a specific skillset. An academic title by itself is worth *******s nowadays and course contents throughout Europe are more or less similar. Unless you already come for a prestigious institution, I see no benefit from getting a Masters straight from undergrad in your same university.
Btw, do you need a Masters degree to get some professional qualifications in the UK? Some countries demand a specific Masters degree in order to qualify for a profession: E.g. Spain has a Masters Degree for high-school teachers and a specific qualifying Advocacy LLM if you wish to become a solicitor/barrister.
Have you got yours?