Sunday, 21 October 2012

Masters Degree

So this comic is maybe a less angry outburst about education than I previously expressed here. But it's been on my mind a lot lately.. I know my intention was to study a vocational degree like the Masters in Architecture but I wonder if it would have been more sensible to study something with 'transferable skills' to many different jobs like history or something.

I also worry for all the people who have spent time and money on degrees where it's even harder to make a living from them. I'm thinking the likes of art, music, film studies etc. That's not to say there's anything wrong with these subjects I just know it's very difficult to convert the degree into a paid job when all is said and done. Is it ethical to be offering degrees in subjects where the market is already over-saturated with graduates, thus actually diminishing the value of the education? I think yes but it's hard to predict the future demands on the working sector I guess.. Still it makes me a little sick that if I had started my degree course one year earlier I would have only paid half the price, for what is exactly the same education and facilities, crazy isn't it!

I kinda wish I had just taken some online degree course in something cheaper, fun and useful for the time I've put in. Something like a business degree online could have made me savvy enough to realise how messed up the future of the building trade is perhaps!