Choosing between a Graudate scheme/job and a Masters

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Given the current climate with COVID, I'd imagine more people will be leaning towards a masters degree. However, I like to keep my options as open as possible therefore I feel more secure applying to both Masters and also jobs. However, its a bit of a dilemma because I know that once I start working I wont go back to do doing a masters however there is also the possibility of me not getting a masters. My question is should I only apply for one or both?
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(Original post by HowYaMean)
Given the current climate with COVID, I'd imagine more people will be leaning towards a masters degree. However, I like to keep my options as open as possible therefore I feel more secure applying to both Masters and also jobs. However, its a bit of a dilemma because I know that once I start working I wont go back to do doing a masters however there is also the possibility of me not getting a masters. My question is should I only apply for one or both?
I graduated with a BEng in 2016, and did a 3-year grad scheme. Now that I've worked an additional year, I am at my wits' end in my current job and I've come to the conclusion I need more of a specialism, at least academically. So in January, I'm going back to uni to undertake an MSc which I believe will open many more avenues for me in my current industry and in others.
I think it is quite efficient to complete you Master's immediately after your Bachelor's, or as an integrated Master's, especially if you're not tired of demoralised with the education system. Working a few years does feel a tad unnerving knowing I won't have the wage I currently do, but I'll have more than enough from a loan, I have savings, I know what I want and I know how to get what I want from my postgrad year of uni that I didn't from my undergrad years.
This year so far has made me realise how fast 6 months go, and that taking 1 year our won't harm me - I really think it'll be a huge boost to my career prospects and my general morale. With what's going on right now, I do think that things will level off more than they currently are, and studying during this period for me is a good idea as when there are lockdowns enforced there really isn't much more you can do out and about.
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Which year are you apply to study postgrad 2021 or 2022?
Are you planning to defer studies for a year to build up some savings if you are able to secure full time employment ?
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Which year are you apply to study postgrad 2021 or 2022?
Are you planning to defer studies for a year to build up some savings if you are able to secure full time employment ?
2021 intake - so this time next year. Not sure to be honest. I may decide to do a part-time masters so I can earn to save for the cost. However getting even a retail job in this climate will be difficult.
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