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    This will probably seem like a bit of a stupid question, but can someone explain Scottish undergrad MAs and the difference between them and a regular master's degree? My understanding is that they're awarded by the ancient Scottish universities and are basically the equivalent of an honours BA degree.

    Are the postgrad MAs called something else (I've seen MLitts and MScs) in Scotland, or are there actual postgrad MAs as well? Are MScs and MLitts any different that a MA as far as work/level/reputation/etc?
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    Scottish and Oxbridge MAs are equivalent to BAs. MLitts, MScs, and MPhil are their postgraduate Master's. It's just a tradition; it doesn't really mean anything.
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    (Original post by Einheri)
    Scottish and Oxbridge MAs are equivalent to BAs. MLitts, MScs, and MPhil are their postgraduate Master's. It's just a tradition; it doesn't really mean anything.
    Thanks!
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    (Original post by anna918)
    Thanks!
    No problem.
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    Is it worth doing an extra year for such a degree? I'm from England
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    (Original post by Silver Aurora)
    Is it worth doing an extra year for such a degree? I'm from England
    A Scottish MA and an English BA are of equal value - neither is worth more than the other.

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