I would like some advice on whether I should make an attempt to appy for a MA degree in a subject not related to my undergraduate degree.
At the moment I am doing an IT degree, but I would like to do a masters degree in history. The trouble is that I know that I will have a slim chance of being accepted since the subjects are at opposite ends of the scale. I have made an enquiry with a university and they say I definately should apply.
I really am interested in applying, but I can't help feeling that the learning styles between the two subjects will be too different and that I won't grasp the learning style quickly enough.
Despite this, I am still really interested in applying because I love history, i'd just like some advice - should I or shouldn't I apply?
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- Thread Starter
- 03-04-2011 21:47
- 03-04-2011 21:56
Sure. It's pretty common to do a Masters in an unrelated subject to the undergrad programme. Some Masters programmes may be specifically designed to consider minimal prerequisite knowledge in the subject anyway.
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- 04-04-2011 16:13
If you have a specific course at a specific university in mind (which it sounds like you do) then check their entry requirements to make sure they don't require a degree in a relevant subject. If not then there's no harm in applying. There will likely be a lot of outside reading and essay writing, but assuming you're aware of this fact then I don't see any harm in applying.