The Career Benefits of Postgraduate Study
08 Jun 20
“At the University of Bolton, we take great pride in providing a quality, supportive learning environment for our students.”
Professor George E Holmes DL | President & Vice Chancellor
“...tutors are very supportive and you’re not just a student ID number, at this university you are an individual with a name.”
Ellisse Vernon | BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
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We’ve written before about the huge benefits that Postgraduate study can have on your career. The levels of self-motivation and dedication required to complete such specialist academic study are unquestionable, and employers understand that. Here, though, we’re focusing on how a Postgraduate course could directly facilitate a completely new role.
While the prospects of an increased salary and greater opportunities at your current place of work might be enticing, it’s entirely possible that a shift in roles or careers is actually what you’re searching for. It is extremely common for people to be unsure of exactly where they want to be when it comes to their working life. People often end up taking jobs somewhat hastily during their younger years; that could be because they’re eager to take the first steps in their career, or simply because they want the autonomy of renting their own place over living with the parents!
That’s all well and good, but there often comes a time when you must take a step back and ask yourself whether you’re moving in the right direction. For instance, just because you’ve ended up in marketing, you shouldn’t simply give up on the world of teaching.
Enter the Postgraduate course. The opportunity to refine your skillset and bolster those qualifications, allowing you to move in a direction you’re actually happy with. Studying for a master’s degree lets you target a specific subject in much greater detail than that offered by an Undergraduate course, so you can search for something that’s specific to you and your goals.
Even if you’re looking to completely move industries, you shouldn’t be put off. Just because you studied philosophy at Undergraduate level, that in no way means you’re restricted to learning more about Plato or Freud for the rest of your academic life. Provided you find an institution with a wide range of courses, the sky really is the limit.
The University of Bolton
Never feel you have to settle for what you have; our comprehensive range of Postgraduate courses caters for all interests, allowing you to select exactly what’s right for you. Get in touch with the University of Bolton and take your next steps.