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    i am applying to osychology and cannot understand what the differance is between psychology BA and Psychology MA
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    BA is undergraduate, MA is a taught postgraduate course
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    (Original post by Anna.Karenina)
    BA is undergraduate, MA is a taught postgraduate course
    Apart from Oxbridge, where M.A. denotes a status within the university and is awarded after a certain period of time has elapsed from being awarded the B.A.
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    One is a Bachelor of Arts and the other a Master of Arts. The MA follows the same curriculum and difficulty for the first 4 years as the BA. The MA is really just an additional year where you most likely do a more advanced project than in 4th year.


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    (Original post by Anna.Karenina)
    BA is undergraduate, MA is a taught postgraduate course
    That is what i thought too but the MA on the ucas website is classed as a undergraduate degree i have attached an exert to show you..ma.docx
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    The exception is Scottish degrees. As you can start uni at 17 in Scotland, you can choose to either do the MA (4 years) or start in the second year (bachelors). The Scottish MA is still the equivalent of an English bachelors degree tho
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    (Original post by emma2799)
    That is what i thought too but the MA on the ucas website is classed as a undergraduate degree i have attached an exert to show you..ma.docx
    As RossB mentiones, some universities (http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/undergra...-research.aspx) also allow you to apply for a masters course which would start on the fourth year of study. These typically have fewer places and higher entry requirements, and shouldn't be confused with 4 year oxbridge/Dublin MAs (see here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master...ge_and_Dublin) ) .

    The main advantage of these is that your fourth year is included in your funding from student's loan co. Otherwise there was no other way to fund a masters course other than parents/self-funding, however postgraduate loans have recently been made available https://www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan/overview .

    I'm not sure how a post-graduate loan really compares to a regular student loan, but otherwise there would be no advantage in applying fora masters course when your 17 compared to when you finish university. Many masters courses (especially research ones) are very easy to get onto and you may find that your interests have changed when you graduate, so you may not actually want to do a masters or want to do one at a different place on something else.
 
 
 
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