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Which course would you study to help get your dream job? Share with The Open University

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EllieMumsnet · 13/05/2019 10:08

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Which course would you study to help get your dream job? Share with The Open University
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BristolMum96 · 13/05/2019 13:33

Unfortunately OU doesn't offer the course I would love to do, as its dental practice related. I already work in this field but would love to retrain as something slightly different. The course however, is quite few and far between so not accessible to me right now.

StreetDreams · 13/05/2019 15:32

I desperately want to do an MA in Art History and work in museum curation. Not a chance financially at the moment, but some day hopefully!

blackleggingsandatshirt · 13/05/2019 15:37

I have worked in the health care industry before and loved the diversity of the people. I feel I would like to move into mental health nursing and this course would really be useful ....BSc (Honours) Mental Health Nursing. I have seen too many people 'drop through the net' and I would love the skills to help them.

jacqui5366 · 13/05/2019 15:45

As I have always loved all things 'astral' the MSc in Space Science and Technology sounds amazing, as a post graduate (several years ago) I could be eligible for a loan of up to £10,909 as a contribution towards the cost of study fees and expenses - according to the website - which is such a help.
It would be my dream job to work in this field.

WheelyCote · 13/05/2019 17:38

Anthropology bsc then msc

If i had chance to do a do over. Thats what id do

Asuwere · 13/05/2019 17:40

I would like to do Forensic Psychology; I find it really interesting. Not a practical career just now for me though.

NewModelArmyMayhem18 · 13/05/2019 17:42

I would fancy the OU MBA course

LittleAndOften · 13/05/2019 17:46

MA in Creative Writing. I have a few novels in me I feel and would love to focus on it properly.

Shangrilalala · 13/05/2019 17:55

Foundation Degree in Counselling- I’ve contemplated it for a number of years but have never taken the plunge. It would build on previous work and I’d love to do it!

lolly2010 · 13/05/2019 17:56

I would like to try Certificate of Higher Education in Education Studies (Primary)

SuperLoudPoppingAction · 13/05/2019 17:59


Although the referencing system annoys me

NeverTwerkNaked · 13/05/2019 18:01

I would really love to do the OU MBA course. I can't squeeze it into my life or finances at the moment but I do have my eye on it if things ease up in the future

NeverTwerkNaked · 13/05/2019 18:02

(career of my dreams is just to take the next jump up into senior management where I am now, and this would be perfect for that Smile)

mizu · 13/05/2019 18:18

Arabic, Arabic, Arabic ! Do they do Arabic?? Or MA in linguistics.

1969angep · 13/05/2019 18:59

My trouble is that I've never known what I want to do. I'd love to try my hand at creative writing - not sure if the OU offers anything in this kind of line?

churchthecat · 13/05/2019 19:03

Vet med or zoology.

maclinks · 13/05/2019 19:08

I would love to do a law degree, always fancied been a PI

FireflyEden · 13/05/2019 19:09

I would love to do Paramedical Sciences and End Of Life Care. I love the different Health Care Courses the OU offers, I am even tempted to look into Forensic Science and see what that entails.

FireflyEden · 13/05/2019 19:10

@jacqui5366 I agree that would be fascinating to study. I did not know the OU even offered courses in Space!

crosspelican · 13/05/2019 19:19

I would love to do the WSET Diploma in Wine or a degree in viticulture, with a semester in Bordeaux.

IncognitaIgnorama · 13/05/2019 20:03

Another one who has been looking at the OU's Creative Writing courses for a while. Sadly, though, can't justify the costs just for my fantasy other life!

JeremyCorbynsCoat · 13/05/2019 20:17

Linguistics all the way.

I would absolutely love a career in forensic linguistics. Either that or something pathology related!

NettleTea · 13/05/2019 20:20

MA in creative writing - I really would love the opportunity to dedicate some time to this

Jemima232 · 13/05/2019 20:29

Forensic Psychology for me, so that I could write my book on the psychopathology of serial murder.

Blazedout · 13/05/2019 20:33

I would love to have the money and the time to do CIPD level 5. Unfortunately I missed out on the chance when I left my old job but hopefully one day when my little one is older I'll get the chance.

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