More and more people are opting for online masters programmes over the traditional campus-based college courses on offer and it’s easy to see why. Do you seek global perspectives and interactive debate? Are you supporting a family, paying off a mortgage and can’t afford to give up your job to study full-time? As the wave of online learning grows, we explore the advantages a cutting-edge, online education has to offer.
A large proportion of online students (mostly working professionals) continue their careers whilst studying. Online courses give you the advantage of being able to put your learning into practice directly on the job. Students can then feed their experiences back to their peers and faculty members during shared activities and group work, providing a rich learning experience for all involved.
Skipping breakfast and beating rush-hour traffic to attend classroom lectures can be frustrating. However, studying online allows you to participate at a time that suits you. This could mean logging on in the evening or at weekends, when you can focus better on the task at hand.
Choosing to enrol on an online degree programme can be a serious financial commitment, however it’s important not to lose sight of your ultimate aims and ambitions and remember that once you have a degree, you have it for life. This could significantly impact your earning power and career prospects in a positive way.
Online education provides students from all over the world with access to quality degree programmes from a host of reputable institutions. This cultural diversity in the virtual classroom brings together new perspectives and learning experiences that will help prepare you for success in a global economy.
You will have the opportunity to be a part of a global community, gaining from a valuable, diverse network of peers, and this could also lead to fruitful working relationships in the future.
“Roehampton Online is on the cutting edge of research to try to help students to make connections and create networks that are going to endure into their professional lives, really into both their professional interests and somewhat their recreational interests,” maintains Dr Lee Graham, Head of Online Education Programmes at the University of Roehampton, London Online.
A testament to this is the fact that students from more than 140 countries have chosen to study with Roehampton Online.
The University of Roehampton offers a range of online masters degree programmes that have been designed to help change lives, transform careers and shape communities.