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    Hey,

    Just need some general help and guidance from people in the know. My university offers an accredited intergrated masters degree which seems like too good to be true. Only people from my course already can go on to do it which means no competition from other uni students. Plus it can be funded from student finance the same way as my BSc so no hassle with taking out education loans from the bank. My question is, is an intergrated masters seen differently in the academic community when compared to a normal masters degree? If it isn't is there some downside to it or not? P.s I do Chemistry if that makes a difference? Any information about both intergrated and non-intergrated masters degress would also be useful.

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    This is quite normal. It's generally equivalent to a postgraduate Master's, but supposed to be a bit easier as well as robbing you of the chance to go to another uni to network more (which isn't really much of a downside).

    In the integrated Master's, you will have more difficult exams in your penultimate year (compared to the BSc final year) and less classes and more research in final year.
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    Integrated master and normal master are almost the same, except most of them are accredited by professional body, such as ENGC, RSC.

    That means in most cases, a MChem can help you achieve CChem after graduated. ref: http://www.rsc.org/Membership/Qualif...atus/cchem.asp
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    (Original post by kphillips94)
    Hey,

    Just need some general help and guidance from people in the know. My university offers an accredited intergrated masters degree which seems like too good to be true. Only people from my course already can go on to do it which means no competition from other uni students. Plus it can be funded from student finance the same way as my BSc so no hassle with taking out education loans from the bank. My question is, is an intergrated masters seen differently in the academic community when compared to a normal masters degree? If it isn't is there some downside to it or not? P.s I do Chemistry if that makes a difference? Any information about both intergrated and non-intergrated masters degress would also be useful.

    Thanks
    Based on your use of terminology, I am guessing you are at quite a low ranked university. So the problem is that ultimately you will have both an undergraduate degree and a masters degree from an unprestigious place. You would probably be better doing well in your undergraduate, then going to a good Russell Group for a masters afterwards.
 
 
 
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