Masters for Future Career Watch
I graduated from a 'second-tier' university in 2012 with a 2.1 degree in history. Since then I have been teaching English abroad, in both Europe and Asia. I have had some great experiences and seen some wonderful things.
But now thoughts turn back to the UK and a future career. I am hoping to return home in the summer of 2016, and I am thinking of things I could do. I do however feel a bit unprepared. I feel like I don't have the skills to go into a graduate level job, yet I also (feel like I) graduated too long ago to go into a graduate programme.
I have gained a few qualifications since leaving uni. Namely a CELTA (A teaching certificate to teach English as a foreign language) and a few special-needs qualifications, but I feel these won't be that useful in the future.
The only career I know I don't want is in teaching haha! So, I am thinking about doing a masters degree to both increase my skills and employability. I am fairly interested in politics, so I am thinking of doing a masters in that. But the job prospects don't look that good. So, I am also thinking about some sort of business masters. I have around £12,000 saved, and I could get some money from family.
What do you guys think? Do you have any advice for me?
You will only be classed as a Home/UK student if you have been "ordinarily resident" in the UK for three full years before the start of your Masters. If you don't have proof of that, then you will be charged International fees - and business-based Masters courses are already some of the most expensive.
That could/ would indeed be a problem. The same budget would stand though, and I could still afford some international masters degrees.
Another option I have been thinking about is going abroad to study. Degrees are much cheaper in the Netherlands and Scandinavia, even for international students.