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Which route to take for my master in 2023?

Hi there,

so my current situation is I'm on final year for my graduate route visa (2 years total) .

I just started my new role this September in London on the graduate route visa. Initially I had 2 year on the GRV but I spent one whole year looking for a role.

I really like this role but as my visa is ending in 2023 I have to make a decision.

my current company has decided to sponsor me after my GRV ends, which is great.

But I want to do my masters in 2023 right when My GRV expires.

So I have a several options:

1. To forget about doing my masters and just stick to the company I'm currently with. As its an excellent opportunity and work myself up the corporate ladder.

2. Continue my current role and keep working fulltime and do my masters part time (2 years to finish).

3. Leave my job and just do my masters full time and finish in 1 year ( but in that case I would have to look for a new role that is willing to sponsor me)

I need advice on which one is feasibly and achievable especially as an international student.

Also please let me know your experiences if you've done any of the above or something similar.

Thanks
Original post by Anas.MJ
Hi there,

so my current situation is I'm on final year for my graduate route visa (2 years total) .

I just started my new role this September in London on the graduate route visa. Initially I had 2 year on the GRV but I spent one whole year looking for a role.

I really like this role but as my visa is ending in 2023 I have to make a decision.

my current company has decided to sponsor me after my GRV ends, which is great.

But I want to do my masters in 2023 right when My GRV expires.

So I have a several options:

1. To forget about doing my masters and just stick to the company I'm currently with. As its an excellent opportunity and work myself up the corporate ladder.

2. Continue my current role and keep working fulltime and do my masters part time (2 years to finish).

3. Leave my job and just do my masters full time and finish in 1 year ( but in that case I would have to look for a new role that is willing to sponsor me)

I need advice on which one is feasibly and achievable especially as an international student.

Also please let me know your experiences if you've done any of the above or something similar.

Thanks

There is many factors involved and I don't know your personal circumstances. May I ask what graduate course your on now and what is the intended Masters degree. Fellow students often forget to inform others of the subject and a lot of time is wasted because of this. Their maybe alternative route. I can say for certain the number 3 is a definite "No" I would not give up a good job, a supportive employee unless that is I was going to something better and had possibly been headhunted. Anyway now your down to two options...
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I graduate with a bachelors in businesses management with economics last year. I intend to hopefully do my masters in either development economics or behavioural economics. The main reason in doing the masters is to accelerate my career. So, from where I am now it would take me 5 year to reach a certain level, but with the masters will take 2-3 years instead.

I agree, I only included the 3rd option if the sponsorship wasn’t in the picture.
Original post by Anas.MJ
I graduate with a bachelors in businesses management with economics last year. I intend to hopefully do my masters in either development economics or behavioural economics. The main reason in doing the masters is to accelerate my career. So, from where I am now it would take me 5 year to reach a certain level, but with the masters will take 2-3 years instead.

I agree, I only included the 3rd option if the sponsorship wasn’t in the picture.

Sorry it difficult cutting and pasting backwards and forwards... had a false start.
I should have asked after your career aspirations but no matter. I'll work with what I've been given I personally would select an online MSc degree because attending, travelling to work and taking on part-time university classes is time-consuming. However, if your Employer is happy to sponsor you and allow you to work pastime then go for it and if the visa is an issue then I suggest doing it online. I looked at the courses there not of the best courses are part-time attending. However, I persevered and decent online MSc.

SOAS, the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London)
https://www.hotcoursesabroad.com/study/course/uk/msc-international-development-online/57676348/program.html

University of London
https://www.hotcoursesabroad.com/study/course/uk/international-development-msc/58179286/program.html

Perhaps worth consideration but check they are accredited and recognised by Ivy League and Russell Group universities.

Executive Certificate
https://www.hks.harvard.edu/educational-programs/executive-education/admissions-fees/executive-certificates/economic

Behaviour Economic Masters
https://www.thechicagoschool.edu/online/programs/ma-behavioral-economics/

John Hopkins University
https://www.onlinestudies.com/Master-of-Science-in-Applied-Economics/USA/Johns-Hopkins-University-Advanced-Academic-Programs/

For later on perhaps
https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/funding/postdoctoral-fellowships/

Maybe of interest:
Conference
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOjmm2pOvlU
Fascinating the Nudge Unit.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/the-nudge-team-started-out-as-a-sort-of-mission-impossible-how-the-government-s-successful-behaviour-insights-team-has-had-a-profound-effect-on-whitehall-9117793.html
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/nov/10/nudge-unit-pushed-way-private-sector-behavioural-insights-team
Books:
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, Patrick Egan

The Nudge Unit: How small changes can make a big difference Hardcover 27 Aug. 2015
by David Halpern
Well you've helped me more than I've helped you. I have learn something today thanks :smile:

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