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    I am writing here because over the last week or two I have been thinking about suspending my MA studies.

    The reasons are several, but the primary reason is because I find myself losing interest and motivation for the subject on a daily basis. I am i'd say 4-5 weeks behind in material on the syllabus, and have a deadline approaching soon.

    During the first module from September to January I experienced a slight low, and narrowly avoided not submitting, I had to submit extenuating circumstances because of mental health reasons, ending in my receiving quite a high mark despite my issues.

    I'm now about a Month or so into the 2nd module, and I find it moving more away from what interested me in the beginning, and the topics we are focussing on I have absolutely no interest in.

    I think in hindsight i may have picked the wrong course if I'm honest. We focus on teaching the degree from a Games perspective, however, it is taught in a faculty of Games, albeit, in the prospectus the course was sold on the virtue of it wanting to have all-rounded students; not just those interested in games.

    I could carry on, as the work itself I could probably pass. I averaged a 67.8 in my last module, so academic work isn't so hard its the topic that is uninteresting to me. I don't see the point of carryin on until Sept 2019 if I am unhappy.

    Do you think it will affect my student finance funding and would I have to pay anything back immediately?

    Your advice?
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    (Original post by royal1990)
    I am writing here because over the last week or two I have been thinking about suspending my MA studies.

    The reasons are several, but the primary reason is because I find myself losing interest and motivation for the subject on a daily basis. I am i'd say 4-5 weeks behind in material on the syllabus, and have a deadline approaching soon.

    During the first module from September to January I experienced a slight low, and narrowly avoided not submitting, I had to submit extenuating circumstances because of mental health reasons, ending in my receiving quite a high mark despite my issues.

    I'm now about a Month or so into the 2nd module, and I find it moving more away from what interested me in the beginning, and the topics we are focussing on I have absolutely no interest in.

    I think in hindsight i may have picked the wrong course if I'm honest. We focus on teaching the degree from a Games perspective, however, it is taught in a faculty of Games, albeit, in the prospectus the course was sold on the virtue of it wanting to have all-rounded students; not just those interested in games.

    I could carry on, as the work itself I could probably pass. I averaged a 67.8 in my last module, so academic work isn't so hard its the topic that is uninteresting to me. I don't see the point of carryin on until Sept 2019 if I am unhappy.

    Do you think it will affect my student finance funding and would I have to pay anything back immediately?

    Your advice?
    If you withdraw or suspect student finance will stop.

    How long is the course? If you started in Sept 2017 you will finish in Sept 2018 which is not long to go and you seem to be doing well.
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    If you withdraw or suspect student finance will stop.

    How long is the course? If you started in Sept 2017 you will finish in Sept 2018 which is not long to go and you seem to be doing well.
    its a two year course, started in Sept 2017. So I wont finish until 2019.

    I've just lost all interest. I'm also quite a fair bit behind.

    I could stick it out just for the qualification and the fact it would make me (potentially) more employable to employers or I can quit now and not have to go through with another year and a half of unhappiness.
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    (Original post by royal1990)
    its a two year course, started in Sept 2017. So I wont finish until 2019.

    I've just lost all interest. I'm also quite a fair bit behind.

    I could stick it out just for the qualification and the fact it would make me (potentially) more employable to employers or I can quit now and not have to go through with another year and a half of unhappiness.
    If you're not sure it'll help in the long run it makes sense to quit now and not waste any more time and money but if it will then you will be giving up that.
 
 
 

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