I am currently studying a BA degree in Scotland and I am not staying now for the honors however I am wanting to do a masters in a different field and wondered if anyone can help me with whether I can do this?
The masters is a Mlitt, and I am slightly confused as to whether with a BA ordinary degree I can apply for a Mlitt degree?
If anyone can help that would be amazing.
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Currently doing a BA degree and want to do a masters watch
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- 24-10-2015 16:54
- 24-10-2015 18:52
The usual understanding is that a four year Scottish degree (typically called an MA) is equal to a 3 year 'other British' degree (typically BA/BSc Hons). Therefore without the Honours year you would not have a degree at the same level as a conventional UK Honours degree. You might be able to convince a Uni to offer you a place for a Masters course but this depends on subject and discipline area, and your current grades. Emailing any of the postgrad Unis you are interested in might give you a clearer answer.
Regardless of 'place' you will have a much bigger problem getting funding. This isnt in any way automatic for anyone, even those with a First class Honours degree, and having not fully completed your Scottish degree (the 4 year degree is an identified pathway to research and you've deliberately dropped out before this) you can almost assume your changes of funding are non-existent. Could you afford to finance fees and maintenance yourself?
What isnt clear from your post is a) if you intend to apply to a Scottish or 'rest of UK' Uni (although MLitt suggests its a Scottish Uni) and b) WHY you want to do a Masters. The implication from your post is that you either can't be bothered to do the final year of your current degree or you aren't up to it - neither of which are a great recommendation for postgrad study. What are you trying to achieve here?Last edited by returnmigrant; 24-10-2015 at 18:53.