Do you wish to get a grip on topics such as scholarships for international students, innovative trends in higher education, or possible career paths after obtaining a Masters degree? The following list presents the most read higher education articles published on Access Masters throughout 2018. It’s a great resource to start with if you are interested in this field. It may be useful to people who are just starting to consider graduate opportunities or for those more advanced in their educational journey.
As a recent Masters graduate, Zornitsa Licheva did not know what to expect from her future career. She first graduated from her Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Media at Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands), followed by a Masters in Media and Business at the same institution. She is currently a Content Writer and Editor for international business education at Advent Group. Through this interview, you can follow her experience of studying abroad and learn what it brought to her as a marketing professional and an internationally-oriented person.
When considering theoretical vs. practical knowledge gained during Masters studies, it is important to remember that they are not mutually exclusive. Theory and practice are essential elements of most graduate programmes and they both contribute greatly to the cumulative knowledge and experience gained by students. So how do universities manage to find the sweet spot between the two? And what should you, as a prospective Masters applicant, look for in a degree?
If you are considering taking a gap year after your Bachelor’s degree and before your Masters studies, then you might be on to one of the greatest learning experiences of your life. Having said that, do not forget that this is a decision which needs careful planning. Taking a year off from studying does not equal endless vacation or wasted time. The time should be meaningful and it should bring value to your future endeavours, whether academic or professional.
In this interview, Prescilla Sebaali, who won a free campus visit from the Access Masters Tour, talks about the merits of touring a university campus and how it helped her make up her mind about where to pursue her Masters degree.
The Masters degree has as many uses as there are students who decide to pursue it, but the three main purposes of the programme are career specialisation, career switch, and a career in academia.
The Prodigy Finance platform, which offers loans and scholarships for international students, believes that education should be accessible to everyone. In an effort to promote this principle, the platform provides financing to international Masters students so that they achieve their goals of going to do a top Masters degree abroad.
Graduate education is an exciting field to follow – its shifts and trends are a natural extension of the preferences of students, faculty, employers, and everyone else involved. With the advances in technology and the emergence of new fields of work, schools around the world have the opportunity to reflect these trends in their programmes by designing interesting Masters degrees and innovative formats.
Once you have decided to apply for an international Masters programme, you will also need to come up with a long-term plan for financing your degree, especially if you intend to apply for a scholarship, grant or an education loan.
The world of higher education is quick to respond to new trends and developments. Therefore, it is not surprising that new Masters programmes are constantly emerging to address the needs of learners in a changing world.
An interesting fact about the Masters degree is that it is not solely designed for young people with limited professional experience who are yet to kick-start their careers. It can also serve as a lifeline to experienced professionals pursuing a career change.