In the modern world, it is practically impossible for most people to even consider giving up work. Most households need multiple incomes equivalent to the number of people/adults within them and there is certainly no room within a household budget for anyone to give up work to return to study.
For this reason, you may be looking to upgrade your qualification and enhance your potential earning power by studying for a master's at the same time as working.
How will I find the time to study for a master's degree while working?
There are literally thousands of part-time master's degree courses on offer from colleges and universities – in fact, it is one of the fastest growing areas of postgraduate study.
What you need to do is to look at how the hours fit with your lifestyle, and work from there. You may have a job where it is possible to work flexible hours, for example.
In addition, there are courses available at night-schools which might be attractive to you.
How will I find the funds to study for a master's degree while working?
In terms of funding, you can explore many avenues including looking into whether or not your employer would help.
These may be tough times but even now many businesses consider helping an employee to become better qualified to be an investment, especially if you are working in a professional capacity.
There are also many funds and bursaries available via government schemes and even charitable trusts.
See Master's Degree Funding for more information.
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