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    Hi everyone,

    I'm really confused because I'm looking at doing history at either Edinburgh or Glasgow. I know they're a four year course and at the end of it, I would come out with an MA.

    I also know that an MA in Scotland is not the same as English universities referring to an MA as a postgraduate qualification.

    Yes, I have researched it on the Internet, I've seen their prospectus', websites and wikipedia, however I don't understand; can anyone help me, please?

    Is it worth doing an MA at a Scottish university, or not?
    Thank you!
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    From what I've been told, Glasgow and Edinburgh call their degrees MA because of history, they've had it a long time.

    At any other Scottish Uni, a bachelors is 4 years and it's also called a bachelors. Edinburgh/Glasgow are also 4 years but they call it something different, that's all. A MA in Scotland is 5 years.

    EDIT: Found link http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maste...rts_(Scotland)
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    (Original post by Gthreadgold)
    Hi everyone,

    I'm really confused because I'm looking at doing history at either Edinburgh or Glasgow. I know they're a four year course and at the end of it, I would come out with an MA.

    I also know that an MA in Scotland is not the same as English universities referring to an MA as a postgraduate qualification.

    Yes, I have researched it on the Internet, I've seen their prospectus', websites and wikipedia, however I don't understand; can anyone help me, please?

    Is it worth doing an MA at a Scottish university, or not?
    Thank you!
    Yes MA at a Scottish university is good. MA in england is a postgrad qualification but in Scotland it is an undergrad degree.

    An MA is like a normal degree but only the oldest Scottish unis call a normal degree an MA (think St Andrews, Glasgow, edinburgh, dundee and aberdeen?) but employers know it is an undergrad degree, the difference between a normal degree in Scotland and an MA is that, the name. They are the same undergrad degrees except in these 5 ancient unis, a normal 4 year degree is called an MA.

    I was confused about this last year but finally cleared it up, hope this helps! :P
 
 
 
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