I teach religious studies (KS 3-4) and sociology (KS5). My qualifications (including a PhD) are in the former. Although, I do not hold any qualifications in Sociology, I encountered sociological theorists (Durkheim, Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Mead, Simmel, Freud, Habermas, Adorno, Marcuse, Parsons, Merton, etc.,) and their sociological theorisations within religious studies. As I enjoy teaching A Level Sociology, I enrolled on MA Sociology with a view to: (a) filling any gaps in my knowledge of the field; and, (b) allowing me the flexibility to seek teaching position in either field, especially at KS5 in a school’s setting. Given my existing qualifications, I wish to exit the MA after completing all the modules and then earn a PGDip in Sociology rather than the full MA. The sole reason for this is because I simply do not want to pay the dissertation fee (£1800). Now to my question: Is it advisable to exit the course by earning a PGDip or should I take the full MA? Which of these (PGDip or MA) would appeal more to SLTs?