Who's done a masters thats completely unrelated to their undergrad?

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Sorry if this is out if topic but I'm actually in a similar situation where I want to study something different from my Bachelors. I'm starting my last year in Mechanical Engineering this September but I want to study a discipline in Physics, most notably Astronomy. I have a 2:1 for the first year and a first class for my second year. It seems that many universities tell me that this will be difficult so I am wondering whether I should apply for a Postgraduate Diploma instead of a normal Postgraduate degree. The thing that I am afraid of is that I feel that a Postgraduate Diploma doesn't seem like a reputable degree type. I am aware that the only difference is that the research paper is absent in a Diploma. I'm sure you understand what I mean by this; the Diploma seems like something inferior to a normal Masters. I would like some advice on this.
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(Original post by donutaud15)
Pretty much medieval literature and history from early medieval times to about early renaissance. Also Latin and museum skills.

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That's great!!! I'm also looking into going back to school for Renaissance/Early Modern (as they are so calling it these days) History. I have a BA in Anthropology from an American school and Im applying to a few Universities in the UK.
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That's the same area of study I'm interested. I have a BA in Anthropology from an USA university and I'm currently applying to study Renaissance/Early modern (as many are now calling) History in the UK
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(Original post by DollyG)
I'm doing it now.

My Undergrad was a BSc in Finance and Economics

I'm about to start my MA in English Literature
What career do you want?
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(Original post by donutaud15)
Pretty much medieval literature and history from early medieval times to about early renaissance. Also Latin and museum skills.

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What are Museum skills?

And how much Latin will you learn within a year? Will you be able to read Aristotle's Physics without using a dictionary every 10 pages?
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(Original post by knight_priestess)
That's the same area of study I'm interested. I have a BA in Anthropology from an USA university and I'm currently applying to study Renaissance/Early modern (as many are now calling) History in the UK

I am curious, do you plan to do a PhD and become a researcher? if not, what do you plan to do that the Masters will be useful for?
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(Original post by King Leonidas)
Ahh, do let us know how you get on
Just thought I'd update. I got in and deferred for next year. But not sure if I can go cos of finances.

(Original post by knight_priestess)
That's great!!! I'm also looking into going back to school for Renaissance/Early Modern (as they are so calling it these days) History. I have a BA in Anthropology from an American school and Im applying to a few Universities in the UK.
Good luck!

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What are Museum skills?

And how much Latin will you learn within a year? Will you be able to read Aristotle's Physics without using a dictionary every 10 pages?
Museum Skills
You will be provided with a critical understanding of the history and nature of the museum sector in Britain. Taught at the Museum of London, the unit will use this institution as an example to explore the nature of museum collections, how these are acquired and cared for, and how museums go about using these collections to communicate to a range of different audiences.
( https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/engl...alstudies.aspx)

The Latin thing could be up to the person. For me probably be a slow learner as I can only dedicate as much time studying it.



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(Original post by piskantilia)
Sorry if this is out if topic but I'm actually in a similar situation where I want to study something different from my Bachelors. I'm starting my last year in Mechanical Engineering this September but I want to study a discipline in Physics, most notably Astronomy. I have a 2:1 for the first year and a first class for my second year. It seems that many universities tell me that this will be difficult so I am wondering whether I should apply for a Postgraduate Diploma instead of a normal Postgraduate degree. The thing that I am afraid of is that I feel that a Postgraduate Diploma doesn't seem like a reputable degree type. I am aware that the only difference is that the research paper is absent in a Diploma. I'm sure you understand what I mean by this; the Diploma seems like something inferior to a normal Masters. I would like some advice on this.
Personally, I would not fork money for a Diploma unless I had solid proof that employers valued it. More often than not they won't know what a diploma is. While most of them will know that a masters is some sort of qualification above the undergraduate degree.
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And how much Latin will you learn within a year? Will you be able to read Aristotle's Physics without using a dictionary every 10 pages?
Aristotle was Greek, so no amount of Latin would help
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Aristotle was Greek, so no amount of Latin would help
My bad. Glaring error!

I have seeing your profile pic somewhere. Is that a female (Greek or Roman) scientist (either an astronomer or a mathematician)?
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(Original post by Juichiro)
I am curious, do you plan to do a PhD and become a researcher? if not, what do you plan to do that the Masters will be useful for?
Loosely, I have specific interests in the above era and research would be ideal for me. I have contacts with people in history, archaeology and medicine and, in a mutual way, we could add to each others work. Museum work is another fascinating field.
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(Original post by Juichiro)
My bad. Glaring error!

I have seeing your profile pic somewhere. Is that a female (Greek or Roman) scientist (either an astronomer or a mathematician)?
It's Sappho, the Greek lyric poet
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(Original post by Juichiro)
My bad. Glaring error!

I have seeing your profile pic somewhere. Is that a female (Greek or Roman) scientist (either an astronomer or a mathematician)?
I was making the assumption that you were talking about the translated version in Latin.

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It's Sappho, the Greek lyric poet
You're doing SIX AS Levels?!

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(Original post by donutaud15)
I was making the assumption that you were talking about the translated version in Latin.

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You're doing SIX AS Levels?!
I'm doing five this year. I took one last year alongside my GCSEs.
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I'm doing five this year. I took one last year alongside my GCSEs.
Phew. Which one? How did it go? You must be so clever . . . !

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Phew. Which one? How did it go? You must be so clever . . . !
Haha, not really. English Lang, since a group of us did our English GCSEs in Year 10. It went well - I got an A - even though it was quite boring at times.
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Haha, not really. English Lang, since a group of us did our English GCSEs in Year 10. It went well - I got an A - even though it was quite boring at times.
Whoa. Do you want to do Classics at university?

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Whoa. Do you want to do Classics at university?
Yes. What about you?
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