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    At the moment I'm planning on doing a Masters and then a PHD. I want to do a Masters to ensure my chances of funding. I'm pretty sure you can do what I'm asking but how common is it? I'm aiming for a first, could I apply anywhere to do a Masters after the degree if I achieve that?

    I don't understand all the neg, not fair :pinch:
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    (Original post by RobertWhite)
    At the moment I'm planning on doing a Masters and then a PHD. I want to do a Masters to ensure my chances of funding. I'm pretty sure you can do what I'm asking but how common is it? I'm aiming for a first, could I apply anywhere to do a Masters after the degree if I achieve that?
    Id like you to know that i found it really hard not write a hugely sarcastic and belittling reply to your post, but have shown self-control and mastered that desire.

    The answer your question is yes.
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    You have to do your Masters at the same place you did your Bachelors, unless you have special circumstances.
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    (Original post by bognor-regis)
    You have to do your Masters at the same place you did your Bachelors, unless you have special circumstances.
    Nope. lol
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    Of course you can! See the sig
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    No you can go anywhere after undergrad and then again for pHd as well.
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    I can't tell whether this guy is joking or not...
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    (Original post by Emaemmaemily)
    Nope. lol
    Well in theory you are right. But overwhelmingly people stay at the same uni. If you have particular ambitions or reasons to change then fine, but the majority of people on your masters course will think its weird to see an outsider.
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    Of course you can! See the sig
    I didn't make it clear, I knew you could, I was just curious to how common it was. No need for any belittling comments.

    Out of interest, why choose Goldsmiths over Oxford for your Masters?

    And also, are there usually many places available to switch universities for your Masters?
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    (Original post by RobertWhite)
    I didn't make it clear, I knew you could, I was just curious to how common it was. No need for any belittling comments.

    Out of interest, why choose Goldsmiths over Oxford for your Masters?

    And also, are there usually many places available to switch universities for your Masters?
    How was I belittling you? It's a question that crops up every once in a while and some people genuinely don't seem to know the answer. I'm not to know whether you do or not :dontknow:

    Better course and institution for my interests, which are rather niche and aren't covered in most courses. Oxford wasn't prepared to put up with me anymore and in any case I'm very ill (and Oxford makes me very ill) and need to be at home atm :yes:
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    (Original post by bognor-regis)
    Well in theory you are right. But overwhelmingly people stay at the same uni.
    Not they don't.

    If you have particular ambitions or reasons to change then fine, but the majority of people on your masters course will think its weird to see an outsider.
    No they won't as most of them will be "outsiders" too.
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    (Original post by RobertWhite)
    I didn't make it clear, I knew you could, I was just curious to how common it was. No need for any belittling comments.
    It's very common. Most people when doing a MA go where there's funding or where the course suits them best, which more often than not, is not where they did their undergrad.
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    (Original post by RobertWhite)
    At the moment I'm planning on doing a Masters and then a PHD. I want to do a Masters to ensure my chances of funding. I'm pretty sure you can do what I'm asking but how common is it? I'm aiming for a first, could I apply anywhere to do a Masters after the degree if I achieve that?
    Many people do it, and it's perfectly normal and very common. Many people do Masters to improve their funding chances or to get to better unis for PhD.

    Those comments about seeing you as an outsider or majority of people staying the same uni are just "funny".
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    (Original post by RobertWhite)
    And also, are there usually many places available to switch universities for your Masters?
    I still think you're misunderstanding things. Are you asking if there are many spare places for people who decide to "switch"? As if people who attended the university for undergrad have priority or take the majority of places?

    Postgraduate programmes are completely independent of undergraduate programmes, so too is entry. How many places are available depends entirely on the individual course and department (which can be proportional to the size of the department). People who studied at that university for undergrad don't necessarily have priority or make up the bulk of students.

    You want to do a Masters as a certain university then you apply for it. You can apply for as many, or as few, as you like. Unlike UCAS (undergraduate applications) there is no limit.

    It is common to change for postgraduate. For funding reasons, personal reasons or because another department is more suited to you specialist interest.

    For example, if I were at Cambridge as an undergraduate and wanted to do a Master's in History and Philosophy of Medicine I'd possibly chose Newcastle or UCL. Or if I wanted to do a masters in Moral Philosophy, Reading. Or Philosophy of Science I'd look at Bristol. At PhD level you may chose the university according to potential supervisor.

    Although I appreciate your forward planning, you haven't even started your undergraduate degree yet. A number of people start their undergrad degree with the intention of doing a Masters and possibly PhD. But the vast majority either a) aren't good enough or, within a year or two as an undergrad, can't wait to get a proper job.
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    (Original post by River85)
    I still think you're misunderstanding things. Are you asking if there are many spare places for people who decide to "switch"? As if people who attended the university for undergrad have priority or take the majority of places?

    Postgraduate programmes are completely independent of undergraduate programmes, so too is entry. How many places are available depends entirely on the individual course and department (which can be proportional to the size of the department). People who studied at that university for undergrad don't necessarily have priority or make up the bulk of students.

    You want to do a Masters as a certain university then you apply for it. You can apply for as many, or as few, as you like. Unlike UCAS (undergraduate applications) there is no limit.

    It is common to change for postgraduate. For funding reasons, personal reasons or because another department is more suited to you specialist interest.

    For example, if I were at Cambridge as an undergraduate and wanted to do a Master's in History and Philosophy of Medicine I'd possibly chose Newcastle or UCL. Or if I wanted to do a masters in Moral Philosophy, Reading. Or Philosophy of Science I'd look at Bristol. At PhD level you may chose the university according to potential supervisor.

    Although I appreciate your forward planning, you haven't even started your undergraduate degree yet. A number of people start their undergrad degree with the intention of doing a Masters and possibly PhD. But the vast majority either a) aren't good enough or, within a year or two as an undergrad, can't wait to get a proper job.
    Thanks for most of the comments everyone. Except the unfair neg of first post... :mad: You basically answered my question and more. I didn't know Master courses were 'individual' as such.
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    (Original post by River85)
    I still think you're misunderstanding things. Are you asking if there are many spare places for people who decide to "switch"? As if people who attended the university for undergrad have priority or take the majority of places?
    It depends on the university. Here, if you meet the requirements you get an unconditional offer. No Coventry alumnus is rejected for a Masters degree (if they meet the requirements), so in that sense alumni do have priority. Not sure how common that is though.
 
 
 

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