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Hi guys,

I've been reading that you shouldn't get a part time job whilst doing your masters because it's so intensive which is quite scary. I assumed that masters compared to a bachelors degree although it's hard and much more to write, you'd be taught less so most of the time you'd be doing your own work and your own research in your own time?
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Hi guys,

I've been reading that you shouldn't get a part time job whilst doing your masters because it's so intensive which is quite scary. I assumed that masters compared to a bachelors degree although it's hard and much more to write, you'd be taught less so most of the time you'd be doing your own work and your own research in your own time?
It depends on the masters degree. I did a humanities MA, and the majority of students also had a part-time job. While a masters is inevitably a step up from undergrad level, it's not unmanageable.
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PhoenixFortune how much help do you get from tutors on a masters programme? And is it true that your work is based on your own originality compared to a bachelor's degree where you are mainly researching other people's findings and perspectives.
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PhoenixFortune how much help do you get from tutors on a masters programme? And is it true that your work is based on your own originality compared to a bachelor's degree where you are mainly researching other people's findings and perspectives.
Lecturers will hold regular office hours where you can discuss any assignment ideas or ask questions about things you're finding difficult. Your dissertation is based on originality a lot more than module essays, and it will depend on the area of study as to how original you need to be.
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Hi guys,

I've been reading that you shouldn't get a part time job whilst doing your masters because it's so intensive which is quite scary. I assumed that masters compared to a bachelors degree although it's hard and much more to write, you'd be taught less so most of the time you'd be doing your own work and your own research in your own time?
Hi there Farhanaax!

I'm Konnie, a postgraduate student from De Montfort University, Leicester!

From my own experience, there are lots of postgraduate students who decide to undertake part-time work whilst studying, including myself! The majority of postgraduate study is typically quite independent, so you can create your own schedule to work around your other commitments. But this does depend on what sort of course you were looking to study, so I would recommend doing some research on the average contact time for your course of interest.

If you were concerned about the workload of university, but did still want to work, you could also consider a part-time postgraduate course! These courses are usually two years instead of one. In my opinion, a part-time course also gives you an opportunity to find some work experience in your chosen field whilst you study.

I hope this helps!

Take care,

Konnie
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Hello there,

I am a current MSc international marketing management student. Yes, indeed! It's a demanding course. However, I believe you can continue to work as long as you manage your time well.
Try to find freelance or part-time job that fits your schedule. I, too, have a freelance job, one part-time job, and am currently pursuing my MSc. And I'm still doing well ( for now lol)


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Hi I’m doing a Masters in American history and I’m going to need to work 15 to 20 hours a week to afford it is that realistic?
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