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Please tell me I can do it!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by dogcat, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. dogcat

    dogcat New commenter

    'It' is two MA modules by Jan, 2x 6000 word essays plus the lecture prep and 2x after school lectures once a week.
    From end of Sep-Christmas, then no more study until next Sept. I realise I will have no life with that plus work, but saving because of house anyway and bf is at rugby Tues, Thurs nights and all of Sat until about 7pm. I have no kids, pets or family to look after, just me.
    Have 7 non contact hrs at work, plus 3 nights a week not at uni, so hoping if I am organised I can manage it all just for the one term.
    I have the option to do one module now and one next term, but they are not the ones I am interested in and only one is available as evening class.
    Please tell me this is doable for about 12 weeks?! (Especially as I have already applied!!!)

     
  2. dogcat

    dogcat New commenter

    'It' is two MA modules by Jan, 2x 6000 word essays plus the lecture prep and 2x after school lectures once a week.
    From end of Sep-Christmas, then no more study until next Sept. I realise I will have no life with that plus work, but saving because of house anyway and bf is at rugby Tues, Thurs nights and all of Sat until about 7pm. I have no kids, pets or family to look after, just me.
    Have 7 non contact hrs at work, plus 3 nights a week not at uni, so hoping if I am organised I can manage it all just for the one term.
    I have the option to do one module now and one next term, but they are not the ones I am interested in and only one is available as evening class.
    Please tell me this is doable for about 12 weeks?! (Especially as I have already applied!!!)

     
  3. joli2

    joli2 New commenter

    It's do-able. You'll just have to be really strict with yourself and well organised.
     
  4. It can be done. I know someone who did a whole MA alongside her NQT and 2nd year of teaching. I have no idea how she did it - she was a bright girl with a double first already so clearly had some good study skills!

    As joli2 says, if you are organised, you will find a way.

    Good luck!
     
  5. dogcat

    dogcat New commenter

    Thanks Phoebe, it does mean I get a break from it until the second year next September and I already have 30 credits from my PGCE, so I would have 90 credits sorted by Jan which is half of it!
     
  6. Go for it!

    What's your topic?
     
  7. dogcat

    dogcat New commenter

    It is an MA in Education, I have to choose 3 modules to do plus a critical study over two years. I think you get another year or so if you need it to finalise/amend things, well that is what they told me when I applied!!!
     
  8. I did the first module of my MA (Creative Media Education) - distance ed with the addition of a three day residential at the beginning of the module. This was whilst I was doing my NQT year (I have taught before in Oz, so it wasn't a true NQT year). I will be doing one module every long term (so one assessment due in December, one in April and one in July - one final one due December next year as well.... this is all whilst doing the HOD role for the first time... I will be busy and have no life - OH is moving back to Wales to finish his undergrad degree so I don't have to worry about him nor have any kids so you can imagine what my life is going to be like for the next 15 months...
    (Results for first module out on Monday... fingers crossed)
     
  9. dogcat

    dogcat New commenter

    Good luck for your results!!!
     
  10. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    Looking back I have no idea how I did my masters but I did and enjoyed it. I'm sure you can if the motivation is there. Good luck.
     
  11. You'll be fine - I did 3 modules a year - one per term whilst working full time, 6 frees a week, running a department of non specialists, 2 teenage children, houseload of animals and another big commitment outside of work. I actually found the modules straight forward to fit in and took less time than I expected - it was writing the dissertation that was a killer!
     
  12. Of course you can do it! I did my masters in 2.5 years, whilst working full time, and during that time I moved job (to DHT), moved house and did NPQH. Looking back, I'm not sure how I did it!
     
  13. I did my MA at the same time as PGCE and NQT year, with the ex Mr W being completely unsupportive. We also gained a second dog and our daughter started secondary school at the same time as i started pgce. Looking back I don't know how I managed it either! Somehow you just fit everything in.
     

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