Hi, so I know this topic comes up a lot but I don't know what to do with myself once I leave college.
I'm 24 and currently just coming into the finishing stages of a MA in History (Modern Irish/social history focus). Projected grade is a First Class Honours. I love history. Absolutely couldn't imagine myself doing anything else. But there are just so many options I don't know what I should do.
I am leaning doing towards doing a phd, but it is very expensive. I know it takes four years at minimum too, so that is a worry in terms of financing myself. I don't want to still be living at home in a few years because i'm "still" studying. I have read about funded phd opportunities, but am wondering how likely is it to actually be funded?
If I were to push the idea of a phd further down the line, and try to get working after college, what types of roles would I be looking at? I am interested in museums and archives and would like that. But, I went for an interview to be a tour guide at a Dublin museum before and was told with the MA I was overqualified . I haven't a clue what to actually be applying for.
Thanks so much. Head is a bit all over the place at the moment.