Starting a degree at 40(5 Posts)
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Hello everyone. I just wanted to get some opinions on completely changing my career, which would mean doing another degree.
I did my first degree (Business and IT) after being pushed into it by my dad. It wasn’t what I wanted but he guilt tripped me and refused to pay for the degree I actually wanted to do, forensic psychology. I did well, got a desk job in IT and plodded along until my 30’s, when I had dd. 10 years, and 3 dc later, I’m in a position to go back to work and the thought of going back to my IT job is filling me with dread. I want to go back to uni and do the degree I always wanted, in something that has interested me since I was a child. Am I crazy? Dh and I have discussed it and he supports me 100%. It will be tight, financially, but manageable. It will most probably have to be part time study as I will have to get a part time job and will have to factor in school pick up and drop off. I think 5 years in total.
Has anyone done this and does anyone know if doing a forensic psychology degree and then finding a job in my mid 40s is even possible?
Oh, course will start in Feb ‘21 if I go ahead with it
Why not do a Psychology Masters conversion course? Cheaper shorter and you'll be able to fund using a loan. (Although an undergraduate in STEM, which includes Psychology is also loan eligible if you're part time.)
Do you have an overall plan or do you just want to study this particular degree?
If you have a clear plan - go for it! I'm doing similar at a similar age - and I really don't regret making the jump at all (although online learning is shit).