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crimsonclover
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Despite being a psychology graduate, my favourite subject has always been history, to the point where I deeply regret not doing a history degree. I was wondering if it would be at all possible to apply for a history masters with a degree in psychology? I’m well aware that pretty much all programs require a first degree in a ‘relevant’ subject, however a few state that they’d consider candidates with other degrees whose personal statement suggests they are ‘equipped to undertake the program’. What exactly does this mean and how would I show that I’m equipped? Side note, I got an A in A level history (with an A* in my coursework) - would this be a good start? Any advice would be very helpful. Thanks.
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(Original post by crimsonclover)
Despite being a psychology graduate, my favourite subject has always been history, to the point where I deeply regret not doing a history degree. I was wondering if it would be at all possible to apply for a history masters with a degree in psychology? I’m well aware that pretty much all programs require a first degree in a ‘relevant’ subject, however a few state that they’d consider candidates with other degrees whose personal statement suggests they are ‘equipped to undertake the program’. What exactly does this mean and how would I show that I’m equipped? Side note, I got an A in A level history (with an A* in my coursework) - would this be a good start? Any advice would be very helpful. Thanks.
I think you would be fine! They require the same skills in analysing information etc. I'd email the university/ies your interested in and ask them what they think? It also depends on what period you're most interested in too as masters generally focus on a particular period and go in to depth with it, rather than a bachelor's history where you can test the water deciding what you might like x
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(Original post by crimsonclover)
Despite being a psychology graduate, my favourite subject has always been history, to the point where I deeply regret not doing a history degree. I was wondering if it would be at all possible to apply for a history masters with a degree in psychology? I’m well aware that pretty much all programs require a first degree in a ‘relevant’ subject, however a few state that they’d consider candidates with other degrees whose personal statement suggests they are ‘equipped to undertake the program’. What exactly does this mean and how would I show that I’m equipped? Side note, I got an A in A level history (with an A* in my coursework) - would this be a good start? Any advice would be very helpful. Thanks.
I can't say for certain, having never been in this position, but I'd say "equipped to undertake the program" means you can prove you can handle the rigours of a postgraduate degree. In addition, I'd say with most history postgraduate degrees become very specialised (e.g. medieval history) so being able to show your interest in this, and how you have pursued this, would probably also be something they would be looking for in a personal statement. This could be done with reading around an area-which if you have said history is your favourite subject, has hopefully been happening (if not it can still happen now!)
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