Finishing an undergraduate degree is a remarkable achievement and opens new opportunities into the working world. But the question that’s probably on your mind right now is: will your qualification be enough to realise your professional ambitions? It’s important that you equip yourself with the tools to give yourself the best chance to achieve your goals. Here are a few compelling reasons why undertaking a Masters degree will help forge your career path.
Stand Out with a Higher Postgraduate Qualification
There is currently a demand for graduates in the Irish pharmaceutical, food science and medical field. Ireland is undergoing an expansion to keep up with the demands of the industry, resulting in a need for an increased workforce with the right skill sets.
However, in order to secure your desired job, you’ll want to differentiate yourself from rival applicants. And there’s no better way to accomplish this than to possess a Masters degree. Having this qualification makes you an attractive prospect to employers in contrast to applicants who hold an undergraduate degree.
The majority of Innopharma graduates can attest to this, 70% of whom have gained employment or advanced their careers within 6 months of graduating. A Masters degree will have you standing out from the crowd.
Invaluable Access to Professional Networking
A Masters degree won’t just provide in-depth knowledge about your desired field; it will also give you invaluable access to mentors and fellow Masters students. For example, the courses at Innopharma run lectures and workshops by leaders of their fields, dispensing up-to-date knowledge of the pharma, medical device, data and food science industries, giving you the clearest view of the market landscape.
As well as access to industry insiders and your fellow students, Innopharma actively assists in finding the right position for you. The Industry Liaison Team keeps in regular contact with industry reps and recruiters, promoting both current students and alumni. Combined with Innopharma’s internal networking events and connections to outside events across Ireland, you’ll have excellent resources at your disposal to find the best career opportunities.
Higher Pay: Is a Master’s Degree Worth It?
At the end of the day, undertaking a Masters degree is an investment in your education and professional self-progression. Down the line, you’ll expect that investment to pay off. Taking on a role that excites and challenges you - as well as enhancing your network – are significant components of this payoff. It would, however, be remiss not to mention the financial rewards that Masters graduates can demand.
Holding the right qualifications and appropriate experience is oftentimes a prerequisite for future career opportunities. A Masters degree on your CV will greatly boost your profile, opening up opportunities for a better salary. This is especially prevalent if you hold a degree in a niche area of expertise, much like what you will find at Innopharma.
How to Apply for a Masters Degree in Ireland
Pursuing a Masters degree in Ireland is easier than one might think. All you have to do is apply directly to the international office in your preferred higher education institute, regardless of whether you are an EU or a non-EU student. Bear in mind that some higher education institutes might have special requirements around the English language or specific subjects.
Innopharma’s award-winning education offers a number of postgraduate courses that can boost your CV. Courses are available around the country and many have flexible options for studying online.
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There are plenty of reasons to pursue a Masters degree. Not only will it help you gain more skills but also give your career a boost in the right direction.
Ready to embark on your journey to a Masters degree with Innopharma? Get in touch today.