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My long term goal is to do a degree with the open university part time then when my little boy is in school i will do a Masters Degree in Social Work ( I have always wanted to get a masters degree). I would use the degree to pursue a career in social work but i am also interested in health and social care trainer roles, assessor roles and care management.
When i read the units that will be studied from a few different courses I get really excited about the Social Psychology course. I feel like I could easily spend 18 hours a week studying that. When I read the units in the Health and Social Care Degree I don't feel enthusiastic about studying. I know I may get more on a credit transfer for H&S Care but if I had to retake the whole thing to do social psychology I would do an open degree and just choose the social psychology units.
I am torn, I feel like H&S Care will help me work my way up sooner in health and social care in case I need a break before my MA but then I might not even end up needing the MA if I get in a good care management job. But I really want to do the social psychology degree. I dont feel like I could stay motivated to study from home in health and social care. I plan to study social work at a university as opposed to open university so that will keep me engaged during the social work masters. Plus I have studied before and I enjoyed it.
My heart says one thing and my head says another. Any advice or insight would be greatly appreciated.
Not sure why you don't just do a straight degree in social work? This would save you about another 2 to 3 years doing a masters not to mention the fees in England are horrendous.
I have also recieved 2 years of funding via student finance so I am only eligible for 2 years unless I appeal. I would be able to get funding for a masters though and for the open university, So I may not be able to do a full 3 years of social work degree at a normal university.
I could wait to go uni full time but I am desperate to study again.
thanks so much for your reply.