If you are looking to qualify for a start in a new career, then enrolling on a Masters degree could possibly be the best decision you will ever make. Why? A Masters degree indicates a strong level of commitment and expertise in a specific industry/field, and this is the level of commitment and expertise that employers desire.
As increasing numbers of people graduate with a first degree, so the numbers qualified for the best jobs (whether that means the best paid, the most interesting or the highest status jobs) has increased. As a result, many vacancies now demand applicants to demonstrate their achievements at postgraduate level, either as a requirement for starting a career or as a necessity to secure promotion to more senior levels. Having a Masters on your CV can improve your job prospects substantially, and give you the edge in a competitive job market.
In spite of the substantial financial costs, the advantages of taking a Masters Degree seem to outweigh any other considerations. Most graduates with a Masters degree secure a job within three months of graduating. Furthermore, graduates either commence at a higher level than they would have, or are soon promoted. Employers recognize, and studies show, that professionals with a Masters degree on average perform better at work than their counterparts. Not surprisingly, demand is high, so schools can be far more selective. It is important to research your chosen course and complete application forms carefully.
For those interested in applying to Masters programmes, a good degree would be expected, but no work experience is required. However, there are some Masters programmes which are highly specialized in a specific sector which may require some work experience alongside a good degree.
You have more opportunities than ever before to pursue a Masters degree in the type of environment that best suits your needs. You can attend classes or choose to do your Master's degree online. The choices give you the freedom and flexibility to study where and when you want.
The Masters programmes that we are exhibiting at our events are the perfect blend of academic excellence and hands-on experience, combining theoretical coursework, case studies, group work and in-company placements.
Imagine this. You are at a social gathering and hear people discuss a new play in town, dubbing it a ' Horatian satire'. You have an idea of what satire' means in general (a literary form that employs irony and wit to attack human folly) but you are at a loss as to what Horatian means in this word combination. It couldn't be that wretched Shakespearean character Hamlet's closest friend Horatio, since your conversational partners keep talking about Roman times and the Augustan era.
There are two types of Masters programmes which are mainly different by the topics of the lessons.
Master of Arts - MA
The Master of Arts degree requires a minimum of 30 graduate hours of credit, usually in social sciences or general studies of some nature. This degree sometimes also requires the completion of both research work and a thesis. More common in the US than in Europe.
Master of Science - MS or MSc
The Master of Science degree is a post-baccalaureate degree that requires the completion of at least 30 graduate hours of credit in the sciences, or a professional focus. This degree usually requires the completion of both research work and a thesis.
A Masters in the USA
To pursue a Masters programme, 12 + 4 years of basic education is required. There are two major intakes for most universities, these being in September (autumn) and in January (spring). The application deadlines for the autumn intakes start from January, and the programmes in spring start from October the year before. Most American universities require candidates to take the GMAT / GRE tests before starting the Mastersdegree.
A Masters in Europe
The Masters programme in European institutions start in September. Some, but not all, universities offer a mid-year intake in January/February. The big difference is that UK degrees do not require students to take the GMAT test for the Masters programmes. Application deadlines are more open and admissions are usually rolling.