I am interested to know about the frequency of classes in a week for a part time MA in TESOL.
Hi – you would normally be studying up to two modules in each semester as a part-time student, and you would attend classes for two hours each week per module.
Hi, I also wanted to know, if I start applying for jobs earlier, will my chances increase of getting a job after I graduate? Also, what are the most common career prospects of MA in Creative Writing? Thank you.
Good questions! This depends on the kind of work that you are looking for and where in the world you’d like to work. If you are looking at applying for Graduate Schemes with big companies for example, many of their deadlines fall in September October which can be difficult for MA students as you are only just starting your programme then! But if this is an option for you, I’d strongly recommend applying early. Otherwise, you may have to wait until the following year to apply. Also, if you are looking ta applying for jobs in the UK, start as early as you can!!
If, however, you are looking at opportunities with smaller organisations and companies, they tend to hire ‘as and when’ they need staff so there’s not quite the same urgency. However, we’d always recommend starting to prepare for your job hunt as early as possible and seeking help from people like Chris and myself in the Careers Network when you start your programme. This helps to put you in the best position.
Regarding the MA Creative Writing, career prospects are quite broad but popular choices include:
- Continuing in higher education to do a PhD
- Staying in academia to become a lecturer
- Copy-writing and publishing
- Working in the cultural sector, e.g. museums and history centres
- Working for the Civil Service (for UK nationals)
- Administrative roles in education, arts and business
- Self-employed writing consultancy
I hope that helps!
Thanks a lot for your cooperation.
You’re welcome, hope you found this forum useful.
Our pleasure – thanks Dr Sachin.
Just to say thanks. And greetings from Mexico. Have a wonderful afternoon
Hi Brita, thanks to you too. And greetings from the UK! It is late afternoon here, but I imagine it is in the morning for you. Have a lovely day, glad you enjoyed the event.