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Masters after degree apprenticeship

Hiya!! I have applied for a degree apprenticeship at Queen Mary but I was wondering what the chances of getting into a masters afterwards are? I’m quite academic so i’m not sure what the best route to go down is, but the apprenticeship seems absolutely perfect for me. However, my only worry is that if I want to specialise further down the line getting into a masters might be more tricky. Does anyone have any experience / advice on this. Thanks in advance.
Original post by Lashby537
Hiya!! I have applied for a degree apprenticeship at Queen Mary but I was wondering what the chances of getting into a masters afterwards are? I’m quite academic so i’m not sure what the best route to go down is, but the apprenticeship seems absolutely perfect for me. However, my only worry is that if I want to specialise further down the line getting into a masters might be more tricky. Does anyone have any experience / advice on this. Thanks in advance.

You don’t have to do a Masters Degree at all if you can evidence research work during your apprenticeship. I was offered funded PhD study at a Russell Group uni after my Degree Apprenticeship, though I was lucky to have a really good employer that invested in my development and encouraged me to publish.

You are right about the specialisation. It’s can be both a positive or a negative. Knowing your specialisation from year one in university can help you focus on novel research topics. But yes, it may limit your research focus later in your studies.

My advice would be to choose a degree apprenticeship which allows you to rotate around different departments/functions. It should allow you some increased flexibility in research topics within your chosen industry.
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Original post by Chris2892
You don’t have to do a Masters Degree at all if you can evidence research work during your apprenticeship. I was offered funded PhD study at a Russell Group uni after my Degree Apprenticeship, though I was lucky to have a really good employer that invested in my development and encouraged me to publish.
You are right about the specialisation. It’s can be both a positive or a negative. Knowing your specialisation from year one in university can help you focus on novel research topics. But yes, it may limit your research focus later in your studies.
My advice would be to choose a degree apprenticeship which allows you to rotate around different departments/functions. It should allow you some increased flexibility in research topics within your chosen industry.

Congrats on the offer, would you mind sharing more about your Degree apprenticeship, and the PHD program. I am currently applying for apprenticeships and want to hopefully get a PHD later on.
Original post by Bingtron
Congrats on the offer, would you mind sharing more about your Degree apprenticeship, and the PHD program. I am currently applying for apprenticeships and want to hopefully get a PHD later on.

It was in engineering research and development. There were rotations in commercialised product development, new product development, and product verification and validation (testing).

Usually means you’ll end up on projects doing novel work that is publishable (at the discretion of the employer of course, depending on sensitivity of information).

I had PhD options funded through my employer or through a university. Ended up opting for the MBA route with my employer instead. Covid messed with funding to do the scope of research I wanted to do :frown:

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