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    Hello everbody, I am currently studying to get a BA in History in France (une licence d'Histoire) and after that I would like to study Public History and Heritage in the UK (to work in museums and other organisations in the future..)
    My question is: What's the difference between a MA, a PGDip and a PGCert, and what's better for me ?
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    (Original post by Manondessources)
    Hello everbody, I am currently studying to get a BA in History in France (une licence d'Histoire) and after that I would like to study Public History and Heritage in the UK (to work in museums and other organisations in the future..)
    My question is: What's the difference between a MA, a PGDip and a PGCert, and what's better for me ?
    Thanks
    They each have a different number of credits. An MA has the most at 180 and usually includes a dissertation, an extended independent research project, it normally runs for around 12 months. A PGDip is 120 credits- usually its just the taught course part of the MA- the bit where you go to lectures and seminars, without the dissertation. Then a PGCert is even fewer credits.

    If you are going to go for a Masters you might as well do the full thing subject to having the required grades, certainly in the UK PGDip and PGCerts aren't widely recognised.
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    (Original post by jelly1000)
    They each have a different number of credits. An MA has the most at 180 and usually includes a dissertation, an extended independent research project, it normally runs for around 12 months. A PGDip is 120 credits- usually its just the taught course part of the MA- the bit where you go to lectures and seminars, without the dissertation. Then a PGCert is even fewer credits.

    If you are going to go for a Masters you might as well do the full thing subject to having the required grades, certainly in the UK PGDip and PGCerts aren't widely recognised.
    Thanks for these informations, and do you know if there is any difference to find a work after these different qualifications ?
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    (Original post by Manondessources)
    Thanks for these informations, and do you know if there is any difference to find a work after these different qualifications ?
    Afraid I don't know that sector well enough
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    (Original post by jelly1000)
    Afraid I don't know that sector well enough
    Don't worry, you gave me a lot of informations, thanks for this!
 
 
 
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