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Does the subject you study at undergrad have to be the same (or similar topic) you pick at postgrad and doctorate? Or could you choose something different to study at all different degree levels (within reason)?
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I know people who have taken a different Master's to Undergrad, but not then to PhD. There can be links between Undergrads and differing Master's that can then lead you to a certain type of PhD. Are you thinking of a specific example?
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I know people who have taken a different Master's to Undergrad, but not then to PhD. There can be links between Undergrads and differing Master's that can then lead you to a certain type of PhD. Are you thinking of a specific example?
So, for example, if I wanted to study American studies at undergrad level but then at postgrad I did English Literature. Or would I have to continue on from American studies into postgrad and so on?

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So, for example, if I wanted to study American studies at undergrad level but then at postgrad I did English Literature. Or would I have to continue on from American studies into postgrad and so on?

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I understand! It depends on the University, and how appropriate your Undergrad was in relation to the Master's. Did you do many Literature-related courses at Undergrad? Another thing - sometimes you can get Master's that overlap between two subjects. For example, my Master's in Evolution is open to students from loads of backgrounds, like Biology, computer science, archeology and more.
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So, for example, if I wanted to study American studies at undergrad level but then at postgrad I did English Literature. Or would I have to continue on from American studies into postgrad and so on?

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I wouldn't have thought so. But it just depends.

If you had any modules in American Literature then you'd might be able to apply for MA English Lit. Since some MA are for the professional world and others is just to study a subject at a higher level, it would depend. The latter being Lit, you'd probably need a degree similar to English Lit - like Language/Linguistics, Creative Writing, Drama/Acting, Film/Media etc.
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