Masters degree question.
July 7, 2012 4:15 PM Subscribe
How much does a masters course in London usually end up costing?
posted by Fen to Education (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm currently applying for a master's course (this one
; for the link-averse, it's a one-year conversion I.T. course for non-I.T. graduates, teaches programming and a bunch of other stuff). It's four days per week attendance plus homework etc. It's £6875 for the course, and I have £11k in savings. I don't live in London, so I'd have to get accommodation too. I'm not sure I can get a loan (think I've left it too late; heck, applying for the course at this stage is probably timewasting) and I'd rather not have to get one in any case. But burning all my savings isn't a prospect that fills me with vim either.
Theoretically speaking, I'd get a part-time job and work whenever I wasn't studying, but I have this sneaking suspicion it's hard to live on part-time wages in the middle of the UK's capital. I've also no idea how much work one has to put into a master's course, so I don't know how much time I'd have to work in the first place.
So how do-able is this? Should I push ahead and apply, or will I just be setting myself up for uber-debt and major savings-wastage?