Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free to post

Pre-Masters programs

Announcements Posted on
How proud of your uni are you? Take our survey for the chance to win a holiday! 09-02-2016
  1. Online

    I was looking at a Msc at the University of Amsterdam; a large chunk of it is quantitative methods and if you've had no previous training you have to take a pre-master's program to train you in this, which admits you unconditionally into the masters program.

    Would taking a pre-masters course 'look bad' on your transcript? Most seem to go BA, MA/equivalent, PhD, or Mphils etc. I don't know many academics that have taken this route, so was wondering if there was anything intrinsically bad about it.

  2. Offline

    I honestly don't see how improving your skills is a bad thing My course (top UK uni) will not have a quant section - nevertheless I feel that it could be useful and want to take similar courses myself regardless.
  3. Online

    Thought so. Just, I changed my course to a joint honours which means I lost my quantative analysis. It means I'm cut off from a lot of masters' So may take an extra year to do this. The fees in the Netherlands are nothing really so I don't mind doing it.


Submit reply


Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By joining you agree to our Ts and Cs, privacy policy and site rules

  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: June 4, 2012
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Today on TSR

Student Money Week continues...

Find out which Q&As are happening today

How should university tuition be funded?
Useful resources


Postgraduate Education Guide
Find out how you could win a business masters scholarship

Win a postgrad place

Find out how you could win a scholarship worth more than £9,000.

Quick Link:

Unanswered Postgraduate Threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups
Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.