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Just wondering whats the difference between say an undergraduate MSc in Physics and a Mphys, or a BA nad a BSc in the same subject.

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Just wondering whether this would recieve better coverage in teh sub forum marked "University..."
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this should be in the uni subforum. BA is arts BSc is science there isnt any difference in classification. a BA first is just as good as a BSc first.
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ok i put it there...sorry
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ok i put it there...sorry
thats better
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Well, the m in MSc signifies master of science (usually 4 years)

the b in BSc is bachealour of science(3 years)

im not sure of the difference in MSc in physics and a MPhy

a BA is bachelour of arts.

BEng is bachelour in engineering etc
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I was sorta explicitly refering to the first example, MSc in Physics vs Mphys Physics. Any clues??? Are they equal degrees with different titles, I think there id also an MSc Maths vs MMath Maths analogy.
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An MSc isn't an undergraduate degree, it's a one year postgraduate course.

If you mean the difference between MSci and MPhys for example, there isn't any really, just the name.
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yeah they're all the same, although certain uni's like Oxford and Cambridge offer BAs only across the board - they don't have distinctions between BA or BSc.

oh, and apparently ur BA gets automatically upgraded to MA 3 yrs after graduating from Oxbridge with no further work, as long as you pay 10 quid for certificate costs and P&P.
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yeah they're all the same, although certain uni's like Oxford and Cambridge offer BAs only across the board - they don't have distinctions between BA or BSc.

oh, and apparently ur BA gets automatically upgraded to MA 3 yrs after graduating from Oxbridge with no further work, as long as you pay 10 quid for certificate costs and P&P.
Yeah, anyone wanna tell me why that's allowed? It makes a mockery of everyone else's MAs
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Yeah, anyone wanna tell me why that's allowed? It makes a mockery of everyone else's MAs
But that's why Oxbridge don't do MAs apart from in that instance.
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Yeah, anyone wanna tell me why that's allowed? It makes a mockery of everyone else's MAs
An actual Masters degree from Oxford or Cambridge is a MPhil. People know that a MA (Oxon) or MA (Cantab) is just a regular degree.
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oh, and apparently ur BA gets automatically upgraded to MA 3 yrs after graduating from Oxbridge with no further work, as long as you pay 10 quid for certificate costs and P&P.
What is the purpose of this?
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MA = master of arts, makes sense. why should the majority be stuck with an obscure abreviation just because Oxford and Cambridge feel the need to be different and non-conformist, thereby further elevating their already wrongly inflated egos, and belief in their own superiority, which is based entirely on fiction.
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