Ideas for masters degrees, for which their is high demand for academic staff
May 2, 2012 10:02 AM Subscribe
I would like to work within a UK academic environment. Given my background what niche would give me the best chance of success?
posted by choppyes to Education (14 answers total)
I have decided to study a masters degree. It's quite an indulgence, and I have a job to go back to if it doesn't work out.... but nonetheless I would like to choose a subject which gives the a good chance of working in an academic environment.
I am 32, with two bachelor degrees. A 3rd class degree in engineering from a relatively poor university, and one 2:1 in literature from a red brick uni.
I run an internet business, and have some natural talent for marketing, finance and management. I have elementary programming skills and I enjoy fiddling with databases, though I am definitely a beginner.
I think it would be fun to study a subject somewhere on the intersection of science and the humanities. My feeling is that if I don't have the grounding to compete with single subject graduates of, say, engineering, computer science, or literature.
So I would like ideas on more unusual interdisciplinary subjects, for which high demand is predicted for academic staff in two years time, and ideally where original research is genuinely useful, and encouraged.