Hi all, I am new to the forum but thought it might be a good place to test my issue. I completed an Hons degree in 2013, done extremely well and graduated with first class honours. As I was a mature student (30's) I decided that I would go straight into a masters degree. To cut a long story short it turned out to be the most stressful year of my life, my mum became ill with a serious neurological disease and I was so overwhelmed with this, being a mum to 3 kids and a 2 hr commute to my new university. Ultimately I ended up graduating with a average of 69.5 just missing first class hons by .5 %. I accepted my result gracefully, it is what it is but of course I was disappointed and still am.
I had always wanted to go on to PhD studies, but I think my masters result may hamper this. I am thinking about doing another masters. My friends and husband think I'm crazy and keep telling me how amazing I have done academically. I guess as a mature student I have put more pressure on myself to achieve. I feel that I have not reached my full potential.
What do you all think, would you do another masters or could I still get that PhD funding?
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- 26-06-2016 22:26
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- 27-06-2016 12:31
A second Masters risks making you look like an academic dilettante, simply collecting degrees. A 69.5 is perfectly competitive for a PhD offer and funding, if you also have a strong research proposal and strong references.