Blackplug wrote: »
Have a couple of questions for any current or past postgraduates out there about how they paid for their Masters degree in Ireland. For example, in terms of paying the course fees -was it a bank loan, a personal loan, using savings, work? Was part-time study a better option? Also, affording rent, particularly in/around Dublin, was it an added strain? Did anyone commute to college and how did you find doing that? TIA!
Hoboo wrote: »
Savings, had a mortgage too, usual bills, commuted to DCU by car (20 minutes). Was very stressful at times trying to balance everything. In hindsight I probably should have done it part time. Reason I didn't is because I tried a PT degree in the evenings 10 years earlier, couldn't manage the bus commute and work in town, up at 6am, home at 1130pm. Reason I should have done the Masters PT is because the majority of the class was just finished their full time degree, were still going to Coppers, and had never paid a bill let alone held down a PT job. Had to carry too many. Using Wikipedia as a source for projects!!! And only interested in getting home to Leitrim to see the fella on a Friday, while I was in the library till 10. Had to pull a few 30 hour shifts to essentially do others work. So overall if you're used to professionalism and maturity, Id do part time (there were a few grafters, but project groups were assigned)