Deciding what to do after you have handed in your final assignment is never easy. Choosing between one or another graduate scheme, comparing the pros and cons, is difficult at the best of times. However, this can be more challenging when having to also choose between graduate schemes and further education.

I was fortunate to be offered a position on a prestigious graduate scheme at the end of my degree. This came with a number of benefits, one being the opportunity to complete a master’s degree part-time. However, I was also offered a place on a fully funded Ph.D programme. With both options leading to contrasting career paths, these were the steps I took to help me decide what was best for me.

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Written by Craig Poku