Flexible Learning: Earn Your MA without Putting Your Career on Hold

Tue 1 Dec 2020

Flexible Learning Programmes Let You Set Your Own Schedule
An Online Master’s Holds the Same Value as a Traditional MA Programme
Interacting With Instructors & Classmates in Flexible Learning Programmes

Pursuing a postgraduate qualification can be a ‘catch-22 situation’ for an established professional. On the one hand, you have the opportunity to expand your knowledge and develop new skills that can lead to exciting new opportunities. However on the other, obtaining a new qualification can put an extra burden on your schedule, even requiring you to take time off work and halting the progress of your career.

This is especially true for those working in the creative sector, where professionals are often under pressure to maintain their presence in their industry, while still finding time to grow and change with evolving trends.

But is it possible to have the best of both worlds? What if you could earn a prestigious Master’s qualification that opens up new possibilities in your professional life, while still maintaining a full-time work schedule?

If this sounds like what you’ve been looking for, a flexible learning MA could be the perfect option for you.     

Flexible Learning Programmes Let You Set Your Own Schedule

Creative professionals often need to constantly work to build their portfolio, establish relationships with clients, and make connections in the industry. One of the main benefits of pursuing a degree online is that it reduces the strain that your studies put on your professional life. By creating your own schedule, you can choose to study when it suits you, leaving you free to give 100% of your focus to your job whenever it demands it.

Even those who need to travel for work can easily keep up with their coursework with flexible learning programmes, logging on to their online learning platform from anywhere in the world.

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Online learning allows you to study from anywhere in your own time

For those already working in the creative sector, pursuing an online MA allows you to continue to progress and climb the career ladder, even as you work to develop the vital skills you’ll need to reach the next level in your profession.

An Online Master’s Holds the Same Value as a Traditional MA Programme

While online education is becoming more common, many people are still sceptical about the idea. Some believe that a qualification obtained online is not considered as legitimate as one which is taken on a university campus, and will not be taken as seriously by prospective employers.

In reality, however, many online and flexible learning programmes have been rigorously developed to ensure they are equal to traditional courses in every way. For instance, Falmouth’s online Master’s programmes are designed and delivered by the world-class academics from the university, so students can be confident that they are receiving the highest possible standard of education. 

And with an MA that is equal in both title and quality to the University’s campus-based Master’s programmes, students can be assured that their degree will be just as respected by potential employers.

Interacting With Instructors & Classmates in Flexible Learning Programmes

Another concern that people often have about online learning is that the limited interaction they will have with course tutors and peers will hinder their progress. Some students feel they will struggle without one-on-one help from instructors, while others may feel they are missing out on meeting and interacting with their classmates, especially in the creative sector, where connections can count for so much.

Fortunately, students enrolled in Falmouth’s MA courses don’t have these issues. Tutors and student advisors are accessible online to provide students with guidance and feedback, and programmes are also designed to facilitate interaction between students.

For example, students on Falmouth’s Creative App Development degree programme participate in small group and class critiques and tutorials throughout their course, meaning they have plenty of opportunities to interact and exchange ideas. Not only that, but Falmouth’s optional residential workshops, held biannually in various locations around the world, means they even have the chance to meet face-to-face.     

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Falmouth students can connect in person at residential workshops

Interested in Falmouth’s online Master’s in Creative App Development or any of our other programmes?

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