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    First off I am very interested in Ancient History and received a First in my degree. Now I am very eager to study at Masters level next year after a gap year. I want to study at Cambridge and due to my lack of Latin or Greek knowledge studying Greek literature seems implausible. I was looking at the Intellectual History and Political Thought degree. I have a lack of any real political knowledge and would read up before applying but how hard would this course be for me without having the foundations?
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    What is the objective in doing an MA?
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    I may be doing the same thing, albeit for a second postgrad. It will be very hard I assume, but if you have an entire year to read up there shouldn't be too much of an issue. I'm not sure about the specific area though, as my knowledge of it is non-existent.
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    What is the objective in doing an MA?
    Like many I want to continue studying whilst I work out which direction a career will open up and I desperately crave further education. I really enjoyed the process of completing my dissertation and the option to do that on a larger scale excites me.
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    (Original post by hellodave5)
    I may be doing the same thing, albeit for a second postgrad. It will be very hard I assume, but if you have an entire year to read up there shouldn't be too much of an issue. I'm not sure about the specific area though, as my knowledge of it is non-existent.
    How was your first postgrad experience. And what is the appeal of a second postgrad for you, if you don't mind me asking? I'm just interested
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    (Original post by Yorlop)
    How was your first postgrad experience. And what is the appeal of a second postgrad for you, if you don't mind me asking? I'm just interested
    I went from doing a psychology degree to a neuroscience masters.
    The experience has been fair I suppose. To me it felt like an extension of the degree, but with more esoteric content and investigating things to which the answers are not yet fully understood - which I found really interesting.
    I don't think too much more is expected of you, relative to how you would I suppose naturally develop academically... I suppose motivation is the biggest issue that I had (practically none much of the time! lol)

    I did it part time (over 2 years) which I think added difficulty as worked alongside, who pushed to make me to as many hours as they could at times - so juggling was difficult (and if you do, I recommend no more than 15 hours if full time work or 20-25 hours part time).

    As I feel that I have a good understanding of biological systems but not of cellular and molecular mechanisms, I felt it would be nice and interesting to learn more about it - guided by a taught program (or perhaps MSc or PgDip).
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    (Original post by hellodave5)
    I went from doing a psychology degree to a neuroscience masters.
    The experience has been fair I suppose. To me it felt like an extension of the degree, but with more esoteric content and investigating things to which the answers are not yet fully understood - which I found really interesting.
    I don't think too much more is expected of you, relative to how you would I suppose naturally develop academically... I suppose motivation is the biggest issue that I had (practically none much of the time! lol)

    I did it part time (over 2 years) which I think added difficulty as worked alongside, who pushed to make me to as many hours as they could at times - so juggling was difficult (and if you do, I recommend no more than 15 hours if full time work or 20-25 hours part time).

    As I feel that I have a good understanding of biological systems but not of cellular and molecular mechanisms, I felt it would be nice and interesting to learn more about it - guided by a taught program (or perhaps MSc or PgDip).
    That's a pretty cool idea because a masters during long weeks on shift must be exhausting. Always pursue what interests you and what you want to learn about so good luck . Motivation can be a real ***** once you lose it and takes me weeks to recover.
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    (Original post by Yorlop)
    That's a pretty cool idea because a masters during long weeks on shift must be exhausting. Always pursue what interests you and what you want to learn about so good luck . Motivation can be a real ***** once you lose it and takes me weeks to recover.
    Cheers! Good luck with yours as well!
 
 
 
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