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    I am currently studying Psychology at Northumbria University and sometimes worry that as Northumbria isn't a Russell Group University that even if I get a 1:1 I will still be limited when applying for high end careers that offer a higher pay. I am considering applying for a Masters course at a higher ranked university after graduating to increase career prospects. Any advice? (No arrogant Red Brick students giving any of their negative opinions on Polytechnics please.)
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    what kind of career what you looking to get in to?
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    (Original post by chickenfoot)
    what kind of career what you looking to get in to?
    Good question..! I'm thinking research, but sometimes I consider a more business aspect such as advertising/marketing.
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    (Original post by HarrisE)
    Good question..! I'm thinking research, but sometimes I consider a more business aspect such as advertising/marketing.
    you should research what they ask for, as it may not be necessary
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    (Original post by chickenfoot)
    you should research what they ask for, as it may not be necessary
    Ok, good idea. Thank you! :-)
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    (Original post by HarrisE)
    I am currently studying Psychology at Northumbria University and sometimes worry that as Northumbria isn't a Russell Group University that even if I get a 1:1 I will still be limited when applying for high end careers that offer a higher pay. I am considering applying for a Masters course at a higher ranked university after graduating to increase career prospects. Any advice? (No arrogant Red Brick students giving any of their negative opinions on Polytechnics please.)
    Masters will be a waste of time and money if your just doing it with no specific career in mind. A masters in something related would a be great way of standing out though, depends what career your looking into. If you want to get into academic research its a lot easier with a masters, atlhough it gets increasingly competitive as you progress from masters->phd->post doc-> lecturer. For marketing i'm not sure whether a masters would be any better than doing work experience...
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    (Original post by iammichealjackson)
    Masters will be a waste of time and money if your just doing it with no specific career in mind. A masters in something related would a be great way of standing out though, depends what career your looking into. If you want to get into academic research its a lot easier with a masters, atlhough it gets increasingly competitive as you progress from masters->phd->post doc-> lecturer. For marketing i'm not sure whether a masters would be any better than doing work experience...
    Work experience is more valuable. You need it whether you want to do a masters or not. I would focus on work experience, internships, projects, societies and groups and networking.
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    (Original post by iammichealjackson)
    Masters will be a waste of time and money if your just doing it with no specific career in mind. A masters in something related would a be great way of standing out though, depends what career your looking into. If you want to get into academic research its a lot easier with a masters, atlhough it gets increasingly competitive as you progress from masters->phd->post doc-> lecturer. For marketing i'm not sure whether a masters would be any better than doing work experience...
    Ah right ok that makes a lot of sense. Thanks for the advice!
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    (Original post by leavingthecity)
    Work experience is more valuable. You need it whether you want to do a masters or not. I would focus on work experience, internships, projects, societies and groups and networking.
    did you goto uni? what did you study if you did?
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    (Original post by scrawlx101)
    did you goto uni? what did you study if you did?
    Nope!

    I'm going to be a uni this year for the first time, I've had some success but I personally cannot progress in the way that I want without a degree, so I'll be hopefully studying physics.

    I took the traditional junior on the desk role which now barely exists and they are nearly always for grads/those with masters or even PhD's in a quantitative subject. Market has changed quickly in a short time! I would from my experience always recommend a degree in a quanta give subject, and learn to code if you can!
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    Is psychology a quanta give subject
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    Nope!

    I'm going to be a uni this year for the first time, I've had some success but I personally cannot progress in the way that I want without a degree, so I'll be hopefully studying physics.

    I took the traditional junior on the desk role which now barely exists and they are nearly always for grads/those with masters or even PhD's in a quantitative subject. Market has changed quickly in a short time! I would from my experience always recommend a degree in a quanta give subject, and learn to code if you can!
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    (Original post by scrawlx101)
    Is psychology a quanta give subject
    No, but when I replied to this I for some resin thought you wanted to get into finance?? If not then ignore my rambling about the sector!
 
 
 
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