A masters degree is an academic qualification awarded to those who demonstrate a high level of expertise in a specialised field

But what drives people to pursue a masters programme when it requires such dedication of time, focus and resources?

Here are five reasons why you might want to join the growing number of people who are choosing to earn a masters education:

  1. Get off to a great start
    You’ve completed a bachelors degree in a field that you are passionate about, so much so that you’ve chosen to further your studies. A masters could give you the option of entering the job market in a more specialised capacity, in the field that really interests you.
  2. Climb the ranks of your profession
    You are currently working in a middle-management capacity but striving to reach executive level, managing larger projects or overseeing the workings of your organisation from a more strategic perspective.
  3. Change direction
    You’ve decided to follow a different path and gain knowledge in a new field. A masters is a great way to build on your previous education and alter the course of your career.
  4. Become a thought leader
    Earning a masters degree is a solid step towards becoming an authority in your field. You may wish to stay in academia professionally or research your subject of interest in greater detail. This qualification is often required for entry on a doctoral degree programme.
  5. Be at the cutting edge
    Studying a masters degree allows you to remain at the coalface of advancement and discovery within your chosen field. It is an opportunity to learn from experts, analyse current events and research practices, and join a global conversation on your subject of choice. Being part of a student community or alumni network could lead to fruitful, collaborative working relationships.

The University of Roehampton, London Online offers a range of online masters degree programmes designed to meet the needs of busy working professionals who would like to specialise further in their field. Find out more about Roehampton Online programmes.

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