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Benefits of studying for a Master’s degree

Why study a Master's degree?

Choosing whether to study a postgraduate course can be daunting, but it doesn’t need to be. There are many subject areas to choose from, from business-related courses to law degrees; it’s all about finding the right subject for you and what you’re passionate about. 

The wonderful thing about a master’s degree is its many diverse benefits. Our helpful guide below explores the ins and outs of a Master’s degree, what they can offer, and whether a postgraduate pathway is a right option for you.

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First things first, what is a Master’s degree? 

A Master’s degree is a type of postgraduate study and can be explained as a one-year Level 7 qualification- often completed after a Level 6 Qualification. Although not for everyone, studying for a master’s degree will enable you to have expert knowledge in your subject area that is well above that learned during a Higher National Diploma or Undergraduate degree. A master’s is also a good opportunity for those wishing to study something a little different and learn a new field of interest, as the course doesn’t have to be in the same subject as your undergraduate course. 

Is a Master’s degree worth it, and what are the benefits? 

A Master’s degree is a fantastic option for those looking to strengthen their understanding of a subject area and can be worth it! The higher level of study will allow you to explore many various aspects and paths within your chosen subject area and on a deeper level. For example, here at Regent, our MSc degrees and the MBA program involve a mixture of both theoretical and practical learning methods enabling you to fully explore the routes that most appeal to you. 


A master’s degree can increase your opportunities in both your career and with personal development. Our expert tutors are highly experienced in the subject areas and will be on hand 24/7 to provide you with the highest quality of learning. This increased understanding of the subject area on your CV will help you stand out amongst the competition to future employers, putting you automatically ahead in the game when looking for jobs. This in turn could result in a higher earning potential during your career, with several studies finding that those who had successfully completed a Master’s degree earned roughly £3,500 extra a year than those who hadn’t. 

Could a Master’s degree be right for me? 

If you are passionate about a particular field, a master’s degree will provide you with the perfect opportunity to learn more about what you care about. A postgraduate degree could also work well for you if you like to work part-time alongside your studies. Here at Regent, we offer flexible timetables and want to make sure your learning fits nicely around your lifestyle. Whether you prefer evening classes or weekends, our master’s degrees could work well for those with other commitments but still want to prioritise education. We pride ourselves in being able to offer most students the option to study at the level that they desire, and background grades needed for a postgraduate study range from a First, to a Lower Second-Class achievement in a related undergraduate degree depending on the course. Some colleges, like ourselves, also consider applications where previous relevant work experience has been completed.