If you’re at school, then going straight back to the books might be the last thing on your mind. And if you’re working, your commitments aren't going to go away just because you decide to study. That's the reality, but the benefits of greater satisfaction and better pay mean that it's all worth it. When you’re sitting in a classroom studying the nuances of the French Revolution or struggling to remember the Latin name for your elbow, it can be hard to find the connection to your future dream career in architecture. The fact is that further study has been proven to be well worth the effort at all stages of life. Once you start in further education you can specialise in whatever you want – it is as much about learning how to study as it is about what you’re learning. If you can research, analyse, problem-solve and communicate well, you can translate those skills to whatever you end up doing.
The more you study, the closer you'll get to your dream. Almost nine out of ten employed people whose highest qualification was a postgraduate award reported their qualification was relevant to their job.