FIVE MASTERS DEGREE REALITIES
If you have read ‘About Us’ on our homepage (which you obviously haven’t), you would know we are a group of masters student in the UK. Now, not to discourage you or destroy your aspirations for pursing master degree overseas (umm…maybe we are), we list out the reasons why you should probably think twice before applying for masters in the UK.
1.YOU ACTUALLY SPEND MORE TIME COOKING
Once you decide that you are going to study abroad, you would probably imagine yourself spending most of your time studying. Yes, of course because you are a FULL-TIME student! But you completely forget that this is a moment without your mom cooking! You have to spend hours to cook for just a meal. Instead of just reading textbooks, now you have become a COOKING MAMA! So what should I cook today… Oh gosh! I miss my mom!
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2. YOUR TEACHERS MIGHT NOT BE NATIVE AT ALL!
In some universities you will get majority of lecturers being natives of that country but some schools are so cosmopolitan that there happen to be more foreign teachers with difficult accents to understand and even more difficult names(eg.Prof. Jkcbdgetsrymfyfh)to pronounce
3. YOUR CLASSMATES MIGHT NOT BE NATIVE AT ALL
(Refer to above post and replace the words ‘teachers’ and ‘lecturers’ with ‘students’). Sorry, havent had any coffee yet.😐
(That’s Christopher Columbus you in case you didn’t recognize him)
4. YOU DON’T ACTUALLY HAVE THAT MANY CLASSES
When I thought of doing Masters at this university, I was sh*t scared..thinking I wont have time for anything else, even my favorite basket ball. “You will be dug beneath the amount of course work, you wont even have time to breathe” This was the most soothing comment I got *hint of sarcasm* :O
But it was such a difference when my course Design Management had less of boring typical lectures and more of own thinking space! Most of my time was spent chilling with my all time Butter beer and racing my mind on my next design project!
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5. A MASTERS DEGREE IS QUITE UNDERRATED IN SOME PLACES
And you think your resume will be gilded with ‘Masters degree from XX university”?
Nah, kid, the job market is too complex for a naive master students like you who sit for hours in the library writing your 6000 word paper while daydreaming about your bright future with thousands of job offers waiting.
Check the following links to face the reality:
When A Graduate Degree Just Isn’t Worth It
Worst Masters Degree for Jobs