Doing a master's degree: UK or USA? Watch

rekanem
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Hi,

I'm currently on a summer exchange programme with the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. I love it here, and apparently campus life is great during the academic year.

I'm kicking myself now because I'm going into my third year, but I could've had a chance to study abroad the entirety of my second year. I decided not to because I wasn't ready to make the commitment then, plus some family-related stuff that would've made the move even harder. But now I feel like I'm mature enough, and interested to try now.

With that in mind, I'm seriously considering whether to apply for a master's degree back home in the UK, or the US. I know there are pros and cons to both, mainly relating to cost and duration.

I'm indecisive at the moment, but any advice or suggestions anyone has would be really appreciated.

Thanks!
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Doing a masters in the uk has a lot of advantages, if you can fund it and can commit to living away from family or partner.
Most UK full time masters outside of scotland are for one year, instead of two.
Plenty of great opportunities to explore life in the uk as a masters student, if you can get funding to cover the costs of tuition, accommodation and living expenses.
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