I'm currently a first year English student, but my interests have changed slightly since starting my degree. If I wanted to apply for a a masters in a science based subject, would my application be considered, or is this generally unheard of?
Not sure whether to radically change my degree now while I can, or to wait until I graduate before attempting to change paths.
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- 15-05-2016 14:10
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- 15-05-2016 14:25
If you are sure, then I would change now whilst you can get funding. You spend more time studying and gaining knowledge on a first degree obviously.
- 26-05-2016 21:38
Yes, you can be a science-based masters even with an English undergrad, within reason - I'm proof in point, as I'll be starting a MSc this year even though my BA was in English Lit. (I'll be studying a social science, though, which draws on a lot of my transferrable skills - I doubt I could have got onto, say, a biochemistry course.)
However, if you're still only in your first year, I'd suggest considering changing now - better to 'waste' one year than three if you already know there's something else you'd rather be studying, and you'll probably have an easier time changing now than later on.
- 26-05-2016 22:49
You could think of Science Communication at Imperial, or History and Philosophy of Science, or Science and Technology Studies at UCL and go on to write on technological innovation and medicine and so much..
- 28-05-2016 00:04
Have a look at the MSc Communication and Entrepreneurship at Nottingham.