I'm currently working in a mid-level HR position primarily focusing on L&D as well as other general HR matters in a corporate law firm.  Although I am happy here and looking to stay for a a number of years, I have a nagging feeling that I should be proactive and obtain an HR qualification to secure my employability further down the line.

Having a bachelors degree I would naturally look to do a CIPD accredited Masters, and interested to know what everyone's thoughts are on this.  My boss has one, but says looking back it wasn't worth the work/hassle balancing studying and full time work, it hasn't added anything to her role.

Let me know if you think it is an essential requirement to progress in HR and if you have any recommendations on respected institutions/whether to do an MA or Msc, that would be really helpful.