Besides the opportunity to wear a graduation cap and gown whilst you are presented with your certificate from the University Vice Chancellor, what will a masters degree actually do for you and your career? Will it bring you a step closer to getting that promotion, new job or higher income?

Here are five ways an online masters degree could improve your career prospects and boost your confidence in a competitive job market.

  1. Friends in the know
    Today’s online classroom is a global networking opportunity with unlimited potential. Just think: your classmates are working professionals based throughout the world, exposing you to a wealth of personal and professional knowledge and unique experiences in your field.
  2. Experienced faculty members
    Having the opportunity to learn from an experienced faculty member about risk management, global economic trends or research methods (for example) should not be underestimated. Many faculty members are also practitioners in their field, and combine professional pursuits with mentoring and teaching students online.
  3. An authority in your field
    Whether you have chosen to specialise in your field, change career or improve your knowledge of a subject you are simply passionate about, a masters degree is an outstanding achievement and recognition of a high level of education and experience.
  4. Developing time-management skills
    Meeting all those module assignment deadlines will stand you in good stead. You will have demonstrated that you are a self-starter with the drive and determination to deliver on time.
  5. Knowing you can do it
    A postgraduate degree not only allows you to build on the skills you acquired at undergraduate level (such as self-discipline, time management and working to deadlines); it can also enhance your ability to think critically, and give you the confidence to assess and analyse situations with the bigger picture in mind. And of course, the beauty of online learning is that you don’t have to leave your job; you can study at a time that suits you.

The average age of an online masters student at Roehampton Online is 38. Students like Fiona Roffey from Trinidad have wholeheartedly embraced the value of online learning and are already seeing the benefits in their day-to-day lives.

Fiona Roffey “I consider my classmates from across the globe friends – people I can count on for good advice. I enjoy their open and frank willingness to share their experiences from a global perspective. It is an honour to learn with them every day and it is my hope that we can meet in person!”
Fiona Roffey
MSc in Strategic Human Resource Management student

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