Is distance learning MSc less valuable than a taught MSc?

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Sadieleigh95
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I’ve found a distance learning MSc which is perfect for me as I can work alongside my studies


But do employers view distance learning masters degrees as inferior to taught masters degrees?

Or is a masters degree just as valuable whatever way it is taught?
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I don't think it makes a difference- it's a degree which is the same level. An MSc is an MSc. The university will make a difference (Russell Group/Ivy League are better than a generic uni), but whether it's distance or taught probably won't make a difference.
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Won't make any difference. Neither will the uni name (even whether it's RG or not) to 99+% of employers.
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(Original post by Sadieleigh95)
I’ve found a distance learning MSc which is perfect for me as I can work alongside my studies


But do employers view distance learning masters degrees as inferior to taught masters degrees?

Or is a masters degree just as valuable whatever way it is taught?
Hi there,

No, it shouldn't make a difference to employers - distance learning is all about making the MSc accessible to people who have other commitments. Whether the classes are taught in person or online makes no bearing on the perceived quality of your course/assignments.

Rather than seeing it as something inferior, I would see it as something which reflects positively on you - that you are hardworking and committed enough to work considerable hours in a job whilst completing Master's level study.

Fred - UEA PG Rep
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