Can you do a masters if your undergraduate degree is a dual honours?

Watch this thread
ollyjohnson01
Badges: 2
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#1
Report Thread starter 5 years ago
#1
Can you do a masters degree if your undergraduate degree is a dual honours? I'm just wondering if your degree would give you enough base knowledge to progress further.
0
reply
username1221160
Badges: 19
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#2
Report 5 years ago
#2
Yes. Although someone is probably going to come along and point out an exception.
2
reply
Klix88
Badges: 17
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#3
Report 5 years ago
#3
(Original post by ollyjohnson01)
Can you do a masters degree if your undergraduate degree is a dual honours? I'm just wondering if your degree would give you enough base knowledge to progress further.
Should be fine as long as there's some content in either part of your undergrad degree which is relevant to your intended Masters. A good way to underline your interest, is to make your third year dissertation/research prohect, tie in to the Masters you want to do.
0
reply
returnmigrant
Badges: 21
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#4
Report 5 years ago
#4
Yes.

I came from Politics & Asian Studies to a Human Geography Masters.

If you can show that you have a 'background' that is relevant and can write a strong statement for why you want to do that Masters (ie. interests that developed during your first degree, wanting to study interdisciplinary areas etc) its usually not an issue within any Humanities, Arts, Social Science area.

Anyone got experience of STEM subjects?
0
reply
monkyvirus
Badges: 13
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#5
Report 5 years ago
#5
You'll be fine. There will be a list of suitable undergraduate degree areas on the masters information page. For example, most maths masters take basically any heavily numerate degree physics, statistics, maths, economics etc. There is no reason they wouldn't accept Physics and Maths for example or even Maths and Anything.

In other STEM subjects you may need have a stronger link to masters subject-area because the assumed knowledge may be more specific but the point of an "and" degree is that you've covered the core of both subjects so you should be able to do a masters in either subject-area. If they have very specific requirements these will be listed and if you're unsure then contact admissions.
0
reply
Nathanielle
Badges: 15
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#6
Report 5 years ago
#6
It really depends. It is more problematic, in case the Master is more or less required also for non-academic careers, because then you probably need to have covered specific topics in your Bachelor to be accepted into your Master or to be able to use that Master in a career. In other cases it might give you even an edge, in case the Master is more interdisciplinary or in a field which is in the middle of two.
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

How did your AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 go?

Loved the paper - Feeling positive (95)
20.3%
The paper was reasonable (179)
38.25%
Not feeling great about that exam... (119)
25.43%
It was TERRIBLE (75)
16.03%

Watched Threads

View All