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    Do you actually have any free time at all or is it all work?
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    (Original post by jonathanemptage)
    Do you actually have any free time at all or is it all work?
    Most universities say you should treat it as a 9-5 job. It's not in your best interests to be all work because you can easily get burn out and make yourself ill. I am just starting my MA and the course is pretty clear they want you to be selective in what you read and to work as efficiently as possible so you don't waste your time. You can get specific books for subject to help you on your course as well (my course has this one for example). It might be worth emailing lecturers you may be involved with asking them about the workload.
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    (Original post by Georg Hegel)
    Most universities say you should treat it as a 9-5 job. It's not in your best interests to be all work because you can easily get burn out and make yourself ill. I am just starting my MA and the course is pretty clear they want you to be selective in what you read and to work as efficiently as possible so you don't waste your time. You can get specific books for subject to help you on your course as well (my course has this one for example). It might be worth emailing lecturers you may be involved with asking them about the workload.
    Thanks I haven't decided wether I'm going to do one yet I'm kind of teetering I'd be a bit older than other people at 30


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    Thanks I haven't decided wether I'm going to do one yet I'm kind of teetering I'd be a bit older than other people at 30


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    Don't worry, there are people on my MA course in their 70s and 80s! There are lots of free resources online to help you get back into studies and to help you brush up your skills too :-)
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    Do you actually have any free time at all or is it all work?
    It varies by course and uni as each one sets different amounts of work but I had a reasonable amount of free time on my masters, mostly in the middle of the semester though and hardly any during the holidays due to multiple deadlines just after.
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    Thanks I haven't decided wether I'm going to do one yet I'm kind of teetering I'd be a bit older than other people at 30


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    Uh hi! I'm 26 and feeling a bit older than some of my fellow students so don't worry!

    I've had a look at some of the academic courses and support available and going to try and access them all. I'm quite lucky i'm a part-time student but will be working 37.5hrs a week alongside my studies- I've worked out I will literally get one day free a week....great! I'm just hoping to prioritise and delegate out responsibilities with work, plan ahead and get an early start on assignments and keep up regular communication with my tutor.
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    Thanks I haven't decided wether I'm going to do one yet I'm kind of teetering I'd be a bit older than other people at 30


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    Also in response to this, its not like undergrad where the vast majority are 18/19 when they start, you get students of all ages. On my course I was the youngest at 23, with the majority being late 20's and some even older.
 
 
 
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