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Furios
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Why? and secondly why are they are willing to accept people from a VERY wide range of undergraduate courses?
For example one of the economics and finance courses (masters, thinking about doing it) says theyll accept anyone from a degree where they learned intermediate micro/macro or a good level of mathematics/statistics.

Does a masters student (who came from say, mathematics) truly have the background knowledge to do a masters in economics and finance as compared to someone whos bachelor is in the same? I understand that his maths level is good enough, but surely if he knows no basic economics then how do they accept him?

Won't he essentially be doing another (in theory) bachelors? but I guess looking at a few topics in greater depth?

Can you explain..tsr.
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Masters is a research degree and doing a dissertation
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Masters is a research degree and doing a dissertation
But you get to do a dissertation/thesis in almost all bachelors nowadays,,I dk about the research.
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It can't be that easy to get into a relatively unrelated masters program, they must have to assign you some extra modules or something.
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It can't be that easy to get into a relatively unrelated masters program, they must have to assign you some extra modules or something.
In some masters you learn something new (unrelated to the degree), even if they are same subjects.

Moreover, the trend is towards transferable skills. someone who learned another degree might still do better than you.
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In some masters you learn something new (unrelated to the degree), even if they are same subjects.

Moreover, the trend is towards transferable skills. someone who learned another degree might still do better than you.
I think I get it.
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it's a master level of academic knowledge. and why not? maths is important to understand economcs. rather that criteria than, say, a nurse or a veterinarian.
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