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Fulltime or part time Masters (HRM)(4 Posts)
I am hoping to back to Uni (mature student) to do an MSc in Human Resource Management. I am considering whether to do it full or part time. I will be stopping work (currently work 4 days a week). I have 2 dcs, who will be 9 and 6 when I start. I am wondering whether full time will be too intense and whether I should go for part time. I'm in my early 40s and this would be a career change for me of I would ideally like to go back to work asap but not if it means I struggle with the degree. I have an undergraduate degree which I could have fitted in to school hours but I did that a looong time ago and had nothing else to concentrate on (plus suspect it was a lot less intense than a masters).
Is anyone studying a Masters who had children and could give me their perspective?
I am just about to hopefully complete my MSc. My dissertation is due in end of April, and it will have taken 2 years. It was part time and I work around 60 hours a week. My DS was 6 when I started. It's been really hard so I would do part time.
I am currently half way through a full-time MSc in HRM.
In my University it is scheduled over two days (afternoons) so it is easy to work around.
I have two children, 2 and 6 years old and I work 16 hours a week alongside as well.
I think it is perfectly doable but I have been in higher education for the past 4.5 years so it was just the next step up, no need to get back into it.
I'm in my first year of an MSc HRM part time. I don't have kids but I do work full time and I'm finding it tough. It's not just the time/self management but the getting back into the mindset of being a student, I really hadn't acknowledged how difficult that would be. No help for you really, but even if I could have powered through and done it full time I don't know if I would have. It's taken a while for me to be confident that my assignments are at a level I'm happy with. My first unit was basically a disaster, but at least I could learn from that before starting the next ones! Doing it full time I expect you'd be working on several simultaneously so not as much time to adjust and improve before the next assessment. Good luck whatever you decide.
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