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#1
Hey, I just wanted to ask any UG Masters students if it is possible to work 20 hours a week whilst studying full time? I'm on a taught course with a massive research component. I need to work to pay living costs and pay off the loan I borrowed for course fees. If I plan my time properly, is it possible to work and study?
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#2
Depends on the program.

But ask yourself, is the $5,000 you make per semester worth the stress / potential failure, since school tuition alone is nearing $20,000 most likely.
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#4
Dizzy!!

Of course it is. What masters are you doing?


I worked 22 hours a week in my undergraduate degree and balanced fine. It's totally doable, you just need to be organised. I'm starting my PGCE next week, I'm not working through that though
#5
I had a friend who worked during his masters. a lot of schools offer TA positions that pay pretty well too and fit in to your subject usually. i'm in the last year of my undergrad and i've worked ~20/week every year so far with no problems but i'm sure masters probably puts more stress on you.
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Dizzy!!

Of course it is. What masters are you doing?


I worked 22 hours a week in my undergraduate degree and balanced fine. It's totally doable, you just need to be organised. I'm starting my PGCE next week, I'm not working through that though


Undergraduate isn't masters or a graduate program.

Everyone works during undergrad
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#7
Depends you could get in trouble if during large part of those 20 hours presence is mandatory.
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Undergraduate isn't masters or a graduate program.

Everyone works during undergrad


No shit, really?


Are you even aware yet that he isn't talking about an American university? All of your posts in this thread so far have been utterly useless to his situation. He can work through a masters fine, he is certainly organised enough.
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No shit, really?


Are you even aware yet that he isn't talking about an American university? All of your posts in this thread so far have been utterly useless to his situation. He can work through a masters fine, he is certainly organised enough.


It seriously depends on the amount of work (papers etc) and mandatory classes.
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Dizzy!!

Of course it is. What masters are you doing?


I worked 22 hours a week in my undergraduate degree and balanced fine. It's totally doable, you just need to be organised. I'm starting my PGCE next week, I'm not working through that though


Suzie xD

I am doing MSc Drug Discovery. I worked 14 hours during undergrad. I have a trial shift at a bar and if I get it, I'll be doing all weekends and 2 week day evenings, though I'm sure they'll be flexible. Plus, I should be able to study between lectures and by planning my time effectively. I am worried that it'd be a bad idea to work over 20 hours a week.
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Suzie xD

I am doing MSc Drug Discovery. I worked 14 hours during undergrad. I have a trial shift at a bar and if I get it, I'll be doing all weekends and 2 week day evenings, though I'm sure they'll be flexible. Plus, I should be able to study between lectures and by planning my time effectively. I am worried that it'd be a bad idea to work over 20 hours a week.


Ow so the working hours are not during class hours? Then you will have no problems.
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No shit, really?


Are you even aware yet that he isn't talking about an American university? All of your posts in this thread so far have been utterly useless to his situation. He can work through a masters fine, he is certainly organised enough.


You seriously always have sand in your cobwebbed vagina.
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Ow so the working hours are not during class hours? Then you will have no problems.


No theyre not, that would be silly, but thank you for your earlier posts xD
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#15
This is all you need to be successful in your education + work endeavor:



Be sure to pick easy jobs that don't require you to expend a whole lot of physical or mental energy. You definitely do NOT want work stresses to join your academic ones, which means you need a job that does not have work stresses.

p.s. I've seen you around since I've been with UG. You are more than capable of anything you want to set out to do mang.
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#16
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This is all you need to be successful in your education + work endeavor:



Be sure to pick easy jobs that don't require you to expend a whole lot of physical or mental energy. You definitely do NOT want work stresses to join your academic ones, which means you need a job that does not have work stresses.


I don't rack a disciprine. I will hopefully be a griller at Nandos... I've been warned its hard work and stressful, but I'm not that worried. My job at undergrad was the worst hell.
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Quote by Guitardude19
Suzie xD

I am doing MSc Drug Discovery. I worked 14 hours during undergrad. I have a trial shift at a bar and if I get it, I'll be doing all weekends and 2 week day evenings, though I'm sure they'll be flexible. Plus, I should be able to study between lectures and by planning my time effectively. I am worried that it'd be a bad idea to work over 20 hours a week.



That's amazing! So you'll be a full-on mad scientist I'm hoping to do a masters in education after I finish my PGCE, but I might wuss out and do it in linguistics instead...

I think you could manage your time, it will just be very tough. It sounds OK on paper but when you haven't had a day off in a month you do start to get a bit frayed. Could you do anything with flexi-time? My boss was an arse but he let another employee work less hours in the terms and make up the hours in the holidays, so still fulfiling his contract but not all at once. Worth asking...
#20
I never worked a day in my life during university (except during the vacation for buying new guitar gear ofc ), Now i'm doing my doctorate and the university is paying me €1300 a month, whoa, i love education.
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^'wuss out' with a linguistics MSc?

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Education is a really intensive subject! But it's all I can transfer my 60 PGCE masters credits to...
#22
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I never worked a day in my life during university (except during the vacation for buying new guitar gear ofc ), Now i'm doing my doctorate and the university is paying me €1300 a month, whoa, i love education.


Are you doing a PhD? I'm planning on doing a PhD after my masters
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Quote by Guitardude19
Are you doing a PhD? I'm planning on doing a PhD after my masters


Why do a Masters? You can skip straight to a PhD in a lot of cases. Two people on my course did.

And one of them has been using my dissertation as background information on his thesis
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Quote by Deliriumbassist
Why do a Masters? You can skip straight to a PhD in a lot of cases. Two people on my course did.

And one of them has been using my dissertation as background information on his thesis


I have never heard of something like this?
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Yes, doing it in Experimental Neuropsychology, what is your field?


Chemistry, I want to specialise in Organic chemistry and natural products.

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Why do a Masters? You can skip straight to a PhD in a lot of cases. Two people on my course did.

And one of them has been using my dissertation as background information on his thesis


I graduated with a lower second. I was 1.46% off an upper second, and I applied to PhD's but I was told I would be better off with a Masters first because I would risk not getting any funding or not getting a PhD.
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#29
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Fair enough mate. When you do go all PhD, make sure to become the mad scientist from Robot Chicken.


xD That show is awesome!
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#30
this reminded me im back at uni next month and on £20 a week again
now extra flamey
#32
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this reminded me im back at uni next month and on £20 a week again

Well,y ou're lucky that you know how to do it. I'm going into Uni for the first time, and I have no idea how I'm going to eat half-decently.
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this reminded me im back at uni next month and on £20 a week again

Really? 60 euro's at least for me. If I do not use money from my savings account.
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Well,y ou're lucky that you know how to do it. I'm going into Uni for the first time, and I have no idea how I'm going to eat half-decently.


Honestly, budgeting is no problem. You'll have a couple of weeks where you buy nowt but tesco doughnuts, alcohol and cheese. You quickly learn
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Honestly, budgeting is no problem. You'll have a couple of weeks where you buy nowt but tesco doughnuts, alcohol and cheese. You quickly learn

Excellent! I love cheese! And luckily there is a Tesco really close to where I'll be living. I think it's a 24h one too... 5 am doughnuts? Fuck yes.
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#36
Can't contribute properly seeing that I'm an undergraduate, but whilst back Uni you could try getting a job at the University's Union. Most likely more flexible and understanding if you ever need it
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Well, you're lucky that you know how to do it. I'm going into Uni for the first time, and I have no idea how I'm going to eat half-decently.

It's fine. The tricks are a) don't be silly, b) if you can't cook, learn, starting with pasta and c) if you don't know enough meals, learn
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It's fine. The tricks are a) don't be silly, b) if you can't cook, learn, starting with pasta and c) if you don't know enough meals, learn


Universities usually provide decent, cheap meals. 3-4 euro's here at my university/
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That's not that cheap.


It's not?
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