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    I'm predicted to a get 2:2 in Marine Biology. Would it be worthwhile to do a masters to begin with? If so worthwhile going to Europe for cheaper fees?
    With Brexit is there a chance I could be treated as an international student (by law) or still an EU national or a new title?
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    (Original post by Other_Owl)
    I'm predicted to a get 2:2 in Marine Biology. Would it be worthwhile to do a masters to begin with? If so worthwhile going to Europe for cheaper fees?
    With Brexit is there a chance I could be treated as an international student (by law) or still an EU national or a new title?
    No one knows yet how Brexit will affect students. Why do you want to do a masters and what are your career plans?
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    The reason why I want to do a masters is to open up more careers opportunities and (hopefully) make more employable as Marine Biology itself is a very popular degree.
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    (Original post by Other_Owl)
    The reason why I want to do a masters is to open up more careers opportunities and (hopefully) make more employable as Marine Biology itself is a very popular degree.
    Unless you actually need the degree I wouldn't waste that amount of time effort and money on hopes. Get work experience in the field and see what qualifications are required for the job you want to do.
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    (Original post by Other_Owl)
    The reason why I want to do a masters is to open up more careers opportunities and (hopefully) make more employable as Marine Biology itself is a very popular degree.
    A Masters degree on its own doesn't make an individual more employable. Work experience and a strong well written/well answered application & interview matters far more. There are some careers where a masters is needed but not all, so do check out job adverts and where possible profiles of people working in roles you'd like to undertake.
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    A Masters degree on its own doesn't make an individual more employable. Work experience and a strong well written/well answered application & interview matters far more. There are some careers where a masters is needed but not all, so do check out job adverts and where possible profiles of people working in roles you'd like to undertake.
    Thank's for the tip. Good netural advice.
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    (Original post by Other_Owl)
    Thank's for the tip. Good netural advice.
    No problem. I did a masters a few years ago now. Partly because I wanted another year at university and partly because I knew what I wanted to go into. Looking at the profiles of staff in the kind of organisations I wanted to work for I could see that a masters was common and in some job specs desirable. However it still took me nearly a year to get the role I wanted because I was hopeless at interviews- I found them like another language which I didn't initially speak and had to be taught. Also don't underestimate what a long slog a masters is- its a solid 12 months of work with no real break. That said I enjoyed the first 9 months of it and its made me appreciate 9-5 life now with no coursework deadlines looming over me.
 
 
 

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