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    Hi,

    Wondering if it will be difficult to apply to a Masters program if I do a BSc open degree at OU-UK? Is an open degree a disadvantage for postgrad studies?
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    It depends really. I'm doing an OU Degree in Natural Sciences and many of the students on my course have already got places to do a masters. Liverpool John Moores to study physics for example.
    I'd say try and specialise a bit, how broad is the degree?

    I contacted Birmingham University regarding their Applied Petroleum and Micropaleontology MSc. The course leader Dr Ian Boomer advised me to apply as I had more than enough qualifications to provide a strong application. There you have it! It's possible, you just need to make sure your statement and transcript are of good quality when applying.
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    (Original post by Grifftapher)
    It depends really. I'm doing an OU Degree in Natural Sciences and many of the students on my course have already got places to do a masters. Liverpool John Moores to study physics for example.
    I'd say try and specialise a bit, how broad is the degree?

    I contacted Birmingham University regarding their Applied Petroleum and Micropaleontology MSc. The course leader Dr Ian Boomer advised me to apply as I had more than enough qualifications to provide a strong application. There you have it! It's possible, you just need to make sure your statement and transcript are of good quality when applying.
    Thank you for the reply Griff and I hope everything goes well with your application and studies!

    To answer your question above it would be a very narrow degree in mathematics with 2 courses in computer science that relates back to the math studies (algorithms etc). My dream would be to complete a MSc in Mathematical and Computational Finance or alternatively Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing.
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    That all sounds very complicated for my liking :zomg:
    Half of the battle when applying for a masters is generally explaining and evidencing why you want to study your selected course. I'd keep that in mind!
    All the best with your studies and try not to dwell on all the naysayers who are against the Open University. I've known law students from the OU get into Oxford for further studies.
 
 
 
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