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Become a Master in UK!


Are you interested in doing a Master in the UK?

One of the main aspects that make the UK stand out among other study destinations across the world is its unparalleled focus on career preparation. Master Degree’s in the UK are tailored to equip students with practical skills and research skills, so they would be ready to improve their career immediately after graduation.

Do you already know when you want to start?

The majority of Master’s in the UK starts in September and October.

Some specific courses (like business) can have a starting date in January but is not very usual

Maybe you are already wondering how much this will cost you right?

The cost of your course will depend on each university, but they usually can cost you between £5,000 – 11,000£.

As a reference, the average cost for a Master program in the UK is around £6,842.

If you are an EU student, you can apply for Student Finance, that is funding given by the British Government to all EU students, and that will cover all your tuitions fees (in a maximum of £10,906).

And how many years you will spend until you finish your Master’s Degree?

Not too long…

If you want to study full-time, your Master will have a duration of 1 year, or in case you prefer to study part-time, the course will take you two years to finish.

To apply, you will need to meet specific entry requirements, that are different in each university, but some of them are mandatory in every university.

Your Bachelor’s Degree diploma with a minimum 2.1 level and/or a relevant work experience, an excellent Personal Statement, your CV and Reference Letters from your tutor’s, teachers or employers.

For some courses, you may also need to show a portfolio or attend an interview or audition.

Do you think about when can you finally start your application?

Usually, you can start in the academic year before your course starts.

There is no strict deadline for applications as they have for undergraduate degree’s, but we always advise our students to start the process as soon as they can. This way, they will have more time to deal with all the requirements and will have more chances to grab a spot in their favourite course!

If you are thinking about applying for a Master that is about a subject very different that your Bachelor’s Degree, you need to know that there are some courses with more flexible entry requirements, that allows you to apply like this.

Or even if you do not hold a Bachelor’s Degree, sometimes universities can accept you based on your relevant work experience, although there is not a big offer for these cases.

MA, MSc, MRes, MPhil, MBA, so many options. After all, what’s the difference between them?

The most significant difference between Master’s is if they are taught or research-focused.

Most Master Degree’s are taught programs. You will find that the most common are the MA and the MSc.

MA combines research, class discussions and the essay’s with practical exercises

In the other hand, the MSc will be more focus on theory and put more emphasis on research and reading but always with a highly efficient approach.

Regarding the MRes, you will find out that you need to do a lot of research assignments. It’s the perfect options for those who seek careers focused on research and that are interested in doing a PhD in the future.

Finally, the MBA is designed for business professionals that want to improve their careers. Generally, you will need to have a few years of professional experience already.

The timetable/schedule of each Master is different and depends on each course and university.

You may have less than ten hours of contact (classes or meetings with your tutor) per week.

Sometimes students have a timetable only with morning classes or only with afternoon classes, but you will always be expected to have at least 30 to 35 hours of independent study.

Universities in the UK always manage to have light schedules in their programs. They know that the majority of students will need to work part-time while they are studying, so they are also flexible about the contact time you may need to have.

This means that if you choose a full-time program, you can already count with a flexible timetable.

But if you are interested in working full-time while you study, a part-time master will suits you better because it will give you more time to do both things. Instead of having one year to finish, you will have two years. This allows you to have more time between evaluations and meeting, for example. 

And what about the thesis? Do you need one?

If you are applying for a Master Degree, you will be expected to write a thesis that will allow you to show to you tutors that you can use all the know-how they gave you during the course. You will typically start to write it in the 3rd semester.

Know that you have all the information you need, will you apply for the Master of your dreams?

We will be happy to help you! :D

 

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Last updated on Friday, 06 December 2019 | Viewed 216 times
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