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    I am considering both the US and UK for university.

    Am I right in thinking that you get a Master's degree (for courses such as engineering / economics) after 4 years of study in the UK?

    In the US only a Bachelor's degree is awarded after 4 years, so why does it seem so much more logical to study in the UK for 4 years and end with a Master's degree?

    It seems so absurd that I genuinely believe I have read something wrong.

    Thanks.
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    I don't know why it takes four years for a Bachelor's in the US but you definitely get a Masters in four here.

    In Scotland I think you get a Bachelor's after four years, because you start university at a lower level. Maybe it's the same in the US. Because of this, students from England can usually go directly to year 2 if they study at a Scottish university.
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    Depends on the degree. There are 4-year undergaduate degrees in the UK ranging from Aeronautical Engineering to American Studies.

    It is also possible to complete a US undergraduate degree in 3 years if you work hard enough. The system has that flexibility.
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    (Original post by Pabs666)
    i thought most masters only took 2 years or 1 even..
    I meant from when you start university as an undergrad. Sorry for not clarifying
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    Maybe it has something to do with Americans having that major/minor structure. If like most UK universities you study only one subjects, you'll complete it faster than if you have to split your time between 2 subjects... ??
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    It's worth pointing out that undergrad and postgrad masters are slightly different qualifications. For example you'd get an MEng for an undergrad course, where as a postgrad masters course in the same subject would probably be an MSc.
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    In England, you go straight into your specialist degree, without the preamble at the beginning. As far as I know, America is more like Scotland, as in you do a year which is basically a mixture of everything, rather than one certain field. So while an English Master's is 3 years of undergrad and one year of postgrad, an American is four years of undergrad and a year of postgrad.

    (I might be wrong about the year of post-grad in America, I don't knbow about that. But presuming a Master's is the same length in America as in Britain, it's just the length of the undergrad that's different).
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    Masters degrees are usually 2 years in the US
 
 
 
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