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Why now is the time to do an online degree

Tue 14 Apr 2020

Why now is the time to do an online degree

While being stuck at home for a long period might seem like a daunting prospect, it can be an excellent opportunity to pursue the things you’ve wanted to do for a long time but have been putting off.  

It’s all about accepting the situation, getting into the right mindset, and making the most of this opportunity. Remember – this crisis won’t last forever.  

Now is the time to start that online master’s degree. Here are 4 reasons why. 

1. It’s safe and convenient 

With social distancing rules in place in many countries to help us reduce the spread of coronavirus, online learning is undoubtedly the safest way to learn right now.  

Fortunately, even before the crisis, online master’s courses were already hugely popular, especially among those working full-time and wanting to keep earning a full-time income while they study.  

With 100% online master’s degrees such as those offered by Falmouth Flexible, you access everything you need to learn via your desktop or mobile device – anytime, anywhere. Everything is available on-demand. 

Falmouth Flexible uses Canvas, an intuitive, easy-to-use online learning platform through which you will access engaging learning content such as: 

Online group tutorials 

Readings 

Webinars 

Discussion forums 

Most importantly during the current crisis, there’s no need to relocate or obtain a visa, as everything is available online.  

2. It will expand your global network  

Now, arguably more than ever, it’s essential that we stay connected to others. Studying online opens the world up to you as your classroom.  

You’ll be connected to like-minded students and expert tutors from around the globe – letting you share ideas, knowledge and feedback.  

As a Falmouth Flexible student, you will also have a student advisor who can answer practical queries and give you tips on learning online effectively and achieving work-life balance. They can also direct to specialist University support services. 

Support doesn’t end when you graduate from an online course. As alumni, you can continue to make valuable connections with fellow graduates from around the world. 

3. You get a qualification that’s equal to an on-campus degree  

One of the greatest misconceptions around online courses is that they hold less academic weight and credibility than on-campus courses. This is simply not the case. 

The reality is that you can choose to study online with a reputable and credible university and access the same level of teaching as you would with their on-campus course.  

Once you’ve completed your online master’s degree, you’ll also gain exactly the same qualification as a student studying the on-campus version of the course would.  

That means your qualification will be recognised by employers just as much as it would be if you had studied your course on-campus.   

4. It will boost your skills and employability   

Rather than spending your time indoors getting bored and restless, turn the precious time you have at home into something stimulating and useful.  

An online course will not only keep you busy and motivated during these uncertain times, it will also equip you with the knowledge and skills that will help you now and into the future.  

Whether it’s helping you to get a promotion in your current organisation, or get a new job and/or a better salary, an online course can boost your success in achieving your career goals.  

Since online courses demand high levels of self-discipline, self-motivation, organisational and time-management skills, graduates from online degrees can be even more attractive to prospective employers.  

Why? Because all these skills are highly sought-after and valued by employers across a range of industries. 

So, successfully completing an online course will not only demonstrate to a future employer that you have the required qualifications for the job, but also that you’re well-equipped with the valuable skills you need to ensure success in your potential new role. 

Now is a better time than ever to get started. 

Falmouth Flexible offers part-time online masters courses that are designed to help you expand your career opportunities.  

Apply by May 11 to start on 1 June 2020 – get in touch with our team to find out everything you need to know about our courses and the application process.  

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