When to study a master's

People do a master’s at many different stages in their lives, so there is no ‘right’ time to do it.

The right time for you will depend on your reasons for wanting to study a master's degree. 

People who are sure of their next steps (whether a specific job, or applying to PhD study) often progress to master’s very soon after undergraduate degrees, either straightaway or following a break of a year or so.

For some people, a master’s will only become relevant or necessary later in their career, as part of CPD (Continuing Professional Development). In this case, they may only study a master’s after being in their career for a number of years.

For most people, funding is key, and so they may study a master’s after having taken a year or more out to save up for their studies.