Posted Jan. 10, 2013
Are you considering online postgraduate study, but aren't quite sure if it's right for you?
Distance learning has seen significant growth in recent years, with more and more people choosing to study online.
Read on to discover why opting out of the classroom might be the best decision you could ever make...
Flexbility Got a job that's getting in the way of furthering your education? With online postgraduate study you don't have to sacrifice your career. You can have the best of both worlds! Distance learning offers all the flexibility you need so you can fit the course around your individual schedule.
Children and Care Commitments Many people wishing to enrol for a postgraduate degree are put off because they have young children to care for, or even an elderly relative that they would feel guilty about leaving. Studying from the comfort of your own home and at a time that suits you, means that you can continue to fulfill all of your care commitments.
Disability and Illness For those suffering from a disability or illness, the physical aspect of getting around or the mental prospect of engaging in conversational classes and meeting people face to face can be a daunting proposition. Distance learning allows people to undertake courses who otherwise would have never been able to. Now you don't have to miss out!
Anytime, Anywhere Thanks to distance learning you can study anywhere in the world that has an internet connection. Whether you travel regularly due to work, or you simply want to join in on course podcasts whilst sipping cocktails on a beach in Bali, online postgraduate study is the logical choice. No longer do you have to be pinned down to one specific location. With your laptop on board you're free to study anywhere you please.
Living in Remote Location Carrying on from the theme anytime, anywhere where you live can be a crucial factor in deciding whether online postgraduate study is right for you. As much as living in a remote location has its perks (beautiful scenery and peacefulness), it can also have its downfalls. It could be that you live too far away from educational establishments offering postgraduate study, that the course you wish to pursue is not available, or you are living overseas and want to obtain a UK qualification. Whatever the case, distance learning makes everything possible.
Different Learning Environment We all learn in different ways. If you didn't enjoy undergraduate study because of the style of learning environment, perhaps a change of pace will do you good. Self starters that have the ability to organise and motivate themselves thrive at online study. Work late into the night or start early. The choice is all yours!
Now it's down to you...
Still not convinced that online postgraduate study is the right choice for you?
Check out our post on ' Will Online Postgraduate Study Suit Me ?' where we share essential advice and tips to help you make a decision that suits your individual personality and circumstance.
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