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I'm just wondering what is people's opinions; what would you go for?
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I'm just wondering what is people's opinions; what would you go for?
Theres no difference in standing between the two if thats what your wondering.
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Theres no difference in standing between the two if thats what your wondering.
I know that but it seems some people diss Scottish MAs.
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I know that but it seems some people diss Scottish MAs.
Oxford and Cambridge also automatically 'convert' their BAs to MAs. It's the exact same.


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Never heard of anybody studying this.
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I know that but it seems some people diss Scottish MAs.
never heard that
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Oxford and Cambridge also automatically 'convert' their BAs to MAs. It's the exact same.


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never heard that
It's stupid, really.
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http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maste...ge_and_Dublin)


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I guess the main argument is: Why spend 4 years at a Scottish uni for the equivalent of a degree you can receive in England in 3 years? Especially with the financial side of it all.
One of the reasons why I am planning to go to Scotland and study is because I can get their MA in 3 years.
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(Original post by CescaD96)
I guess the main argument is: Why spend 4 years at a Scottish uni for the equivalent of a degree you can receive in England in 3 years? Especially with the financial side of it all.
One of the reasons why I am planning to go to Scotland and study is because I can get their MA in 3 years.
That's not a very good reason. You could get a BA and then a proper masters degree in 4 years in England.

The main reason for doing a Scottish uni 4 year course is the greater flexibility of what you study and outside courses etc.


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Never heard of anybody studying this.
It's for the four ancient universities for everybody who's doing a first degree there.
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I guess the main argument is: Why spend 4 years at a Scottish uni for the equivalent of a degree you can receive in England in 3 years? Especially with the financial side of it all.
One of the reasons why I am planning to go to Scotland and study is because I can get their MA in 3 years.
If your Scottish or a rest of EU student the tuition is free.
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Oxford and Cambridge also automatically 'convert' their BAs to MAs. It's the exact same.


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It's not automatic though, and the Oxbridge MAs are doddier.

The better comparison is the Scottish MAs with the science bachelors Oxbridge offer (eg MChem).
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It's not automatic though, and the Oxbridge MAs are doddier.

The better comparison is the Scottish MAs with the science bachelors Oxbridge offer (eg MChem).
MChem is at a higher level than the Scottish MA though.


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That's not a very good reason. You could get a BA and then a proper masters degree in 4 years in England.

The main reason for doing a Scottish uni 4 year course is the greater flexibility of what you study and outside courses etc.


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I said "one of", it's not my sole reason. I love the flexibility of Scottish degrees and I've also been offered a scholarship from my favourite Scottish university, with second year entry.
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MChem is at a higher level than the Scottish MA though.


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Oh is it?
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If your Scottish or a rest of EU student the tuition is free.
Scottish universities offer better scholarships too from my research.
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Oh is it?
Generally speaking,

PG Masters by research (MSc, MPhil etc) > integrated taught masters (MChem, MMath etc) > MA (ancient uni - Scotland, Oxbridge, Dublin) = BA/BSc at non-ancient
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(Original post by Asklepios)
Generally speaking,

PG Masters by research (MSc, MPhil etc) > integrated taught masters (MChem, MMath etc) > MA (ancient uni - Scotland, Oxbridge, Dublin) = BA/BSc at non-ancient
You're talking about MChem as if they are postgraduate taught masters. They only have one dissertation/research project, not two.
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