Here are some of the benefits and advantages of embarking on postgraduate studies.
16 January 2018| Last updated on 30 January 2018
There are many options available at postgraduate level in Dubai. Postgraduate certificates and postgraduate diplomas are the first step and can take less than a year to complete. If taken further, these can lead to a master’s degree, a high level of study in which you can either continue your learning from undergraduate further, or change study direction completely.
Taking the decision to commit to postgraduate studies is often difficult. This article outlines some of the benefits of embarking on postgraduate studies and highlights the advantages for career development, enhanced employability and personal growth.
If you are looking for progression within your existing role, it is common to take a short course to boost your expertise. However, if you obtain a full postgraduate qualification alongside your job, you will gain additional skills and knowledge, and indicate to your employer you are serious about career progression.
The skills and qualities you develop during your postgraduate course will enhance your CV and help you stand out in a highly competitive job market. A CV is a critical document in applying for a job, yet most us only really think about it when we start the application process. A clear benefit of postgraduate study is the opportunity to build your CV and allow it to flourish.
Changing Career Paths
Postgraduate study can be used as a conversion course for those who wish to change career direction or specialise in a particular area of their current profession.
Investing in Personal Development
One of the most important benefits of postgraduate study is your own personal development. Through completing your qualification, you will learn new skills of discipline, time management alongside academic analysis and writing skills. A postgraduate course will provide you with the opportunity to meet people who share your interest but who may have different experiences and perspectives on the subject matter. Postgraduate study is also a brilliant networking opportunity in terms of the people you are studying with and the experts who are facilitating the course.
A postgraduate course will give you the opportunity to pursue a specialist area of interest through taught modules, an individual research project, or both. The majority of postgraduate programmes involve a dissertation or research project which is completed on a subject of your choosing. This allows you to tailor your postgraduate studies to your own interest and be rewarded with a programme of study that is both intellectually stimulating and personally rewarding.
Doing a postgraduate course is a lifelong investment that will inevitably shape your future.
Riverston Training Academy is running postgraduate courses in the field of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. If you are interested in finding out more please contact:
Dr Alice Bennion
Riverston Children’s Centre
Tel: +971- (0)4 – 3280052