“This course is brilliant.” How studying an online MA has rewarded this Marketing student

10 June 2021
Abby Dickinson
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Having been out of education for over four years, Marketing and Digital Communications MA (Online) student Abby Dickinson felt a little anxious before making her application to Falmouth.

But Abby has thrived thanks to the flexibility of her online studies, and is successfully balancing her working life with studying for a master’s degree.

We caught up with Abby to discuss how studying online has improved her skills and benefited her working life.

If you're new to online study and would like to learn more, you can contact one of our course advisors.

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Learning online has allowed me to connect with people across the UK.

What are you enjoying most about your course at Falmouth?

What I love the most about the Marketing and Digital Communication MA at Falmouth is that all of the content is current and practical, making it easier to apply to both our assignments but also in my working life, too.

The lecturers have real and current industry experience which is a massive benefit, as it allows them to use live examples that brings our weekly learning to life.

Learning online has allowed me to connect with people across the UK (and beyond), and although we haven't met face to face, we've become really great friends - a real positive to come out of a lockdown decision!

What are you up to now work wise?

Currently, I work in Digital Communications for the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales.

My role is constantly evolving, and it's great that I'm able to bring my learning from this MA course into my work and see the positive impacts it's having on our output. 

I took a big leap of faith when I applied after being out of education for over four years, but it's really paid off.

What advice would you give to a prospective student thinking about studying MDC at Falmouth?

Firstly - go for it. This course is brilliant, and you will learn so much about both the subject, but also yourself; how you work and what your strengths are.

I took a big leap of faith when I applied after being out of education for over four years, but it's really paid off.

My second piece of advice is you get out of the course what you put into it. I balance a full-time job with the course but set aside protected study time - being strict with this protected time is what allows me to succeed.