Why I Chose to go Back to University to do a Master's

Deciding to undertake a Master’s degree after three years of hard work as an undergraduate student can be an intimidating decision. However, it turned out to be the best decision I have ever made. I loved my Media, Communication and Cultural Studies degree at Newcastle University. Even with the...

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How to Balance Work, Life, and Postgraduate Study

When I decided to head back to university after taking a year out from studying, I felt worried about how I would settle back into student life. I hadn’t had to write an essay or attend classes in over a year, I didn’t know if the workload would be much bigger than at undergrad, and I was...

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What I Gave up and What I Gained by Going back to University for a Master's

My third year of university was exciting, terrifying, stressful, and existential. I’d studied a course I knew I didn’t want to pursue as a career, and I had no idea where to steer my life. It seemed like half my friends had bagged highly paid consulting/banking grad schemes, whilst I was stuck in a...

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Is it Better to get a Job or do a Master's?

As your undergraduate education comes to a close, don’t be surprised if emotions - and stress levels - are running high. Many students find themselves at a crossroads, confronted with the question: should I continue studying or take the leap into my professional career? The pressures of choosing...

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Should I do a Master’s Degree?

Not sure if studying a Master’s degree is right for you? Wondering if you’re ready to commit to further study and worried how you might finance it? Read on to find out about the different Masters’ courses that are available and how they can pave the way to new opportunities. What is a Master’s...

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5 Tips for Getting the Most out of a Virtual Open Day

Many prospective students are well versed on the ins and outs of ‘traditional’ university open days: what to expect, whether to bring parents, things to ask. But, how can you make the most of a virtual open day? Although Covid-19 restrictions are starting to ease in the UK, chances are most...

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How to prepare for a Masters after a break from university

Are you thinking about returning to university as a Masters student after a break? Discover our top tips for how to prepare for higher education… Returning to university after some time in employment, volunteering, or travelling is both a big decision and an exciting new beginning. You might...

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Why I chose to do a PhD midway through my career

If you have been working in a career for several years, studying at university for a postgraduate degree may not seem like the most attractive option - if not downright daunting.  But if you’re aiming for a PhD in a topic that you love, which is what I decided to do, then it may be an opportunity...

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Where I think my Arts, Business & Creativity Postgraduate degree will take me

Are you considering starting a postgraduate degree? Find out why Alessia decided to do her Master's degree and where she plans to use her qualification in the future... There are a million reasons why I chose to study MA Arts, Business & Creativity here at Newcastle University; I learn from the...

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