The path of further study- post grads and other options
A ‘post grad’ can mean a number of things such as a Postgraduate Diploma, PhD Program or a Masters. In general, a post graduate diploma may help you become closer to field of work and can often be different to your original degree. A Masters may be research based or taught. It often takes less time and can be less demanding than a PhD. A Masters often involves course work and a thesis. The average time to complete masters is 1-2 years. A PhD is an original contribution to knowledge and can often take several years.
There are many reasons why people choose to continue on in their studies
Here are some tips if you are considering undertaking further study
It is important to remember that post grad options are not an opportunity for you to revel in student life a little longer; they are demanding and fast paced. They require a lot of self discipline and self motivation.
There are a number of post grad options out there, it pays to do your research and opt for one that you have a genuine interest for. All the University websites will have sections dedicated to post graduate degrees, what they offer, how to apply and further information. Alternatively, visit your careers office in your current university and they will be able to provide you with further information.
Check out AgCareers.com for graduate opportunities and post graduate courses for 2010.