Considering a Master’s Degree? How to Invest Your Time Wisely

It’s often said that the most precious thing you can give someone is your time. This is especially true when considering further study. If you’re currently deciding whether to pursue a master’s degree, it’s important to ensure you’re investing your time wisely. Below we break down some of the key things to consider before enrolling in a master’s.

How Long Does It Take to Get a Master’s Degree?

The first thing to consider with a master’s degree is the amount of time you’re investing. On average, it takes 2 years to complete a full-time master’s. With Innopharma, it’s a little shorter. Our master’s degree’s take just 18 months to complete – bringing your next career move that bit closer.

What's Your Return on Investment?

A master’s degree is a major investment – in time and money. And it’s worth considering what kind of return on investment your masters will give you to make sure it’s worthwhile. Ask yourself where you want your career to be in five years’ time, what kind of salary would you like and what kind of role would you like to be in. The time you take doing your masters should be a stepping stone to getting you there.

Make sure the college is invested in helping you achieve your goal too. At Innopharma an integral part of all our programmes is the dedicated modules on career development which are guided by professional business coaches. We even stage mock interviews with you based on the actual roles you will be applying for. This bespoke process has earned us an exceptional reputation for post-graduate employment, with over 70% of our students have gained employment or advanced further their careers within 6 months of graduating from Innopharma-run courses.

Does the Course Allow You to be Flexible with Your Time?

If your plan is to continue in employment while studying then you need to be sure that the course can fit into your schedule. Can you view your lectures online if you can’t make it to the class? Or attend lectures at the weekend? Our master’s degrees offer you the flexibility to study online or in-class two evenings a week with practical workshops two Saturdays a month.

What Career Prospects Will Your Master’s Give You?

If your end goal is career progression, are there current job opportunities available in your area of study or a skills gap that will make you an in-demand graduate? It can be useful to look ahead to emerging trends within the industry so you’ll be one of the first in the door with that specific expertise.

Will the Course Give You Good Industry Exposure? 

In fast-paced fields of study like pharma or food science, it’s particularly important that the course content is up-to-date with what’s happening in the industry - and that lecturers have real industry experience. Our courses are created with in-depth collaboration from the industry. And the content of the courses is designed to give you the practical skills that will help you develop to your full potential. We have an extensive network of contacts which we use to connect students with industry and academia and this has proven invaluable in building their careers.

Interested in finding out more about our range of Master’s courses?

If you’re interested in taking your career to the next level then consider a course with Innopharma. You can browse our range of master’s courses or make an enquiry through our website. 

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