So I'll be studying biochemistry in october and I have the opportunity to do a year in industry, an integrated masters in industry or even both. My main question is do employers value the experience gained from a year of work and a masters in industry equally? I feel like the year in industry would be more valuable than a masters because you're doing actual work, not an academic research project, although both take place at a company. Also, I'll be paid for the year in industry, but I'll be paying for the masters in industry.
If I do the integrated masters I'll graduate with an MBio and if I don't I'll have a BSc. Is the higher qualification worth the extra money spent, none received and more debt to pay? Or is the experience and money from a year of work more valuable?
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Last edited by username2183021; 10-09-2016 at 16:50.
- 10-09-2016 16:49
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- 12-09-2016 09:54
Work experience always helps no matter what the setting or context and I think you're reading too much into the difference between an academic research project and working in industry. If you're wanting to stay in the field it's best to do the higher qualification at this stage.