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Advice please - any students/teachers/Masters students - anybody!

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showtime7 Mon 22-Aug-16 15:49:52

Okay, please give me your opinions/advice. I simply cannot make my mind up. Excuse poor writing but just to condense - Been in teaching 10 years, been deputy for last 3, teach far less now which I miss but am learning lots as DH.

Did a degree in English Lit (and got a first) - I am pretty passionate about reading!! Have been considering doing an MA for some time. I have spent hours looking at different courses and almost signed up for MA in Education through the OU. I have just finished the NPQSL (related to teaching) which was ok but not entirely stimulating. I love being in education, but, find writing essays about it extremely boring!

So - found a distance MA with perfect content of modern literature. Its over 4 years, so 40 credits for three years then one year dissertation. Have discussed it with the university who assure me that it is built to suit people like me.

I have a 17 year old son and a partner. I enjoy going to the gym to keep fit. I go back to work next week and know I will have long days. BUT - for so long I have wanted to study and deep down, literature is my 'thing'. I know it won't earn me more money etc. My long term plans are to teach abroad and I know I don't 'need' to do it. Tell me I am mad. Tell me I will or won't regret doing it. Any opinions will be appreciated. I am the only one in my large family to get a degree and I need to discuss this with people who have done it or are doing it. Thank you!

Leatherboundanddown Wed 21-Sep-16 13:34:18

You should totally do it. I did an MSc 2 days a week whilst working .6 FTE. You'll love it. Enjoy.

showtime7 Thu 22-Sep-16 10:39:07

I have been accepted for MA Modern Lit!

StrawberrytallCake Thu 22-Sep-16 10:43:46

Congratulations! I'm starting my MA in a couple of weeks - you know about the funding you can get now to cover costs?

Good luck smile

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