As mulled over elsewhere, I’m still caught in a dilemma about whether to stick it out for a research masters. The uni haven’t totally ruled out the possibility but are pushing stringly for a taught course. The push is being driven by resourcing problems primarily.
My heart says I’d like to do my pet project but my head says that it’s another opportunity to take some more diverse courses and expand my learning rather than give it depth in one area.
I suppose, as I said in the comments of my initial post, if I can come up with a convincing reason to do the research masters then that satisfies both head and heart. If I can’t convince myself that it’s worth pursuing, then the sensible course of action is the taught degree.