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Hi. I graduated in 1998 and for the past two decades have had a successful career in TV. However, I have always harboured a passion to work in the field of history, whether it be producing shows about moments in history, writing, research, working at a museum or even teaching. My question is how easy is it to go back to university in my mid-40s and has anyone had a similar experience of changing career and retraining at this time in their life? Thanks
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Hi. I graduated in 1998 and for the past two decades have had a successful career in TV. However, I have always harboured a passion to work in the field of history, whether it be producing shows about moments in history, writing, research, working at a museum or even teaching. My question is how easy is it to go back to university in my mid-40s and has anyone had a similar experience of changing career and retraining at this time in their life? Thanks
You really shouldnt have any problem at all going back to uni, people do it all the time.
If you have the time and inclination, then its straightforward.
I am not seeing what you think the issue might be?
You are probably better off doing some research and finding out what the jobs market is like after as it may not have significant remuneration if you want to use the degree.

https://targetjobs.co.uk/careers-adv...history-degree
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-...degree/history

The only one I can think of that is fundamental is how will you pay for it?

Any questions about the uni process can be asked here, although I doubt its changed that much.
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I have done it, doing a law degree at 45+ after being an accountant for many years. Probably won’t career change, more for fun.
Basics are, no student loans as you are already a graduate so have to pay £9250 per year and day to day costs.
But you may be able to negotiate work from existing job to fund you? I still do one day a week.
But else it’s pretty much the sane. You may feel frustrated in lack of good admin after the world of work.
Good luck!
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You really shouldnt have any problem at all going back to uni, people do it all the time.
If you have the time and inclination, then its straightforward.
I am not seeing what you think the issue might be?
You are probably better off doing some research and finding out what the jobs market is like after as it may not have significant remuneration if you want to use the degree.

https://targetjobs.co.uk/careers-adv...history-degree
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-...degree/history

The only one I can think of that is fundamental is how will you pay for it?

Any questions about the uni process can be asked here, although I doubt its changed that much.
Thank you so much for taking the time to reply to my question- I really appreciate it, and will get looking at those links you attached.

Thanks again.
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