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    I have recently got a 2:2 in Digital Media, missed a 2:1 by a few marks, but I'm considered going for a Masters. My degree has been cancelled at my University so I would have to apply to somewhere else. Although I thought my University I was at was complete crap and some personal issues, I know this time around I will not have any excuses. Do you think it's worth it for a subject like this? I've been told it's not really worth it unless I'm looking to work in a very specialised field.

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    For academic subjects; history,English, geography, yes. For non academic subjects; media, TV, film, sports, no.
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    (Original post by KindofGood)
    For academic subjects; history,English, geography, yes. For non academic subjects; media, TV, film, sports, no.
    What on earth would you do with a masters degree in English or History?

    I would say for applied subjects (economics, compsci, engineering, etc) yes, and for non-applied subjects no. The exception is if the masters degree is at a substantially more prestigious university than your undergrad so you can leverage the brand name.
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    Any education is never a waste in my book re knowledge and personal growth.

    In terms of time and cost, I would personally say that if you just want to do a masters because you weren't happy with getting a 2:2 then this alone is probably what I'd consider to be quite an excessive reason.
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    (Original post by KindofGood)
    For academic subjects; history,English, geography, yes. For non academic subjects; media, TV, film, sports, no.
    Having said that, having those degrees, media/tv/film/sport, its so much easier to get a job in this day and age with those. Depends what you want to do imagine working for a PR, Marketing or Sales, those kinda jobs get you in. Hard to be unemployed if you have them, there is a use for every degree.
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    Don't waste your time and money by doubling down in a worthless degree.
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    (Original post by jackgowen)
    I have recently got a 2:2 in Digital Media, missed a 2:1 by a few marks, but I'm considered going for a Masters. My degree has been cancelled at my University so I would have to apply to somewhere else. Although I thought my University I was at was complete crap and some personal issues, I know this time around I will not have any excuses. Do you think it's worth it for a subject like this? I've been told it's not really worth it unless I'm looking to work in a very specialised field.

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    It depends what you want at the end. If its just a regular grad job then no, the masters won't make it any easier, for research and further study yes.
 
 
 
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