Should I do a literature or creative writing masters?

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I have just finished my undergrad in Literature and was planning on taking the year out to think about what I want to do (in Scotland). I really want to do a masters but I have no set goals for life/career. I want to do something somewhat creative as I would like to pursue something generally to do with books, writing, and even film/tv, which yes, I know, you don't need a masters for. My options are limited in terms of courses as It has to be distance learning/online and I have been really set on doing a literature based masters and just dismissed Creative Writing, is this a good option? is it even worth it? I've been under the impression that doing something literature based would offer be more options (if any) in the future. However, masters in literature online are scarce and mostly limited to research degrees which I'm not sure I'm ready for. Any advice, personal experiences?
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I have just finished my undergrad in Literature and was planning on taking the year out to think about what I want to do (in Scotland). I really want to do a masters but I have no set goals for life/career. I want to do something somewhat creative as I would like to pursue something generally to do with books, writing, and even film/tv, which yes, I know, you don't need a masters for. My options are limited in terms of courses as It has to be distance learning/online and I have been really set on doing a literature based masters and just dismissed Creative Writing, is this a good option? is it even worth it? I've been under the impression that doing something literature based would offer be more options (if any) in the future. However, masters in literature online are scarce and mostly limited to research degrees which I'm not sure I'm ready for. Any advice, personal experiences?
Hi there,

First and foremost I would say do what you will enjoy the most! This will ensure that no matter what you do it will be productive. Regarding career prospects have a little browse on the prospect website as they detail possible careers and companies that hire particular roles. Prospects website also discuss on how to chose the right Masters, this webpage can be found here- https://www.prospects.ac.uk/postgrad...s-right-for-me.

I hope this helps
Loren Snowden
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Hi there,

First and foremost I would say do what you will enjoy the most! This will ensure that no matter what you do it will be productive. Regarding career prospects have a little browse on the prospect website as they detail possible careers and companies that hire particular roles. Prospects website also discuss on how to chose the right Masters, this webpage can be found here- https://www.prospects.ac.uk/postgrad...s-right-for-me.

I hope this helps
Loren Snowden
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thanks for your reply and advice!
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