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    So far, to my understanding, an undergraduate would study at university for 3 (in England) or 4 (in Scotland) years.

    After this time, someone studying History for example, would have a BA (Bachelor of Arts?).

    This student could then go into postgrad education and get an MA (Master of Arts?).

    Now, I looked into my uni choices and realised that for Glasgow and Edinburgh, you get the MA at the end of 4 years...

    Is his normal? Has it got something to do with Scotland?


    PS: According to the following thread, MA is for after undergrad graduation...
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    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...php?p=23101825

    ^^^^ This thread has your answer - this topic is raised a lot and the answer is that in the ancient Scottish universities you're awarded an undergraduate MA upon graduation. This is not a postgraduate MA and if you wish to study at postgraduate level you can do this after graduating.... a 4 year MA from Scotland is the equivilant of a 3 year BA from England
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    (Original post by oxymoronic)
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...php?p=23101825

    ^^^^ This thread has your answer - this topic is raised a lot and the answer is that in the ancient Scottish universities you're awarded an undergraduate MA upon graduation. This is not a postgraduate MA and if you wish to study at postgraduate level you can do this after graduating.... a 4 year MA from Scotland is the equivilant of a 3 year BA from England
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_of_Arts_(Scotland)

    "The Master of Arts awarded by the ancient universities of Scotland is evaluated as an equivalent to the Master of Arts or Magister Artium".

    That's confusing.
 
 
 
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