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Master's degree in England: guide for foreign students


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Master's degree in England: guide for foreign students

Since the master's degree implies a deeper, in contrast to the bachelor's degree, the development of the theoretical part of training, specialists who graduated from the master's degree are more willingly accepted both for positions in research areas and in more applied professional fields. Already, approximately 1 out of 7 jobs require a master's degree. By completing your master's degree now, you will make an impressive career contribution in the long term.

A Master's degree in England is one of the most sought after directions for students. This is due to factors such as:

  • prospects after graduation
  • high quality teaching
  • acquiring professional connections
  • short duration of the program itself.

How long does a master's degree in England last? Basically, a master's degree in England lasts only 1 year, which is an absolute advantage over most other countries. However, you need to understand that in order to enter the master's program, you need to already have a fairly high level of English - IELTS UKVI of about 6.5-7.5. In addition, you should be familiar with British teaching methods, as the Master's degree program is quite intensive.

It is for students who either lack the level of academic English, or they for other reasons do not meet the entrance requirements, at many universities there are programs such as Pre-master's. The Pre-master's program is preparatory and lasts 1-2 semesters, greatly simplifying admission to the master's program. The entrance requirements for it are much lower - IELTS UKVI from 5.5. You will not need letters of recommendation and motivation, whereas they are necessary for direct admission to a master's program. It is worth noting the fact that the program will help you get used to a permanent stay in a language environment, will acquaint you with the future university.

The duration of study in a master's program in England is a year of the master's program itself and a half-year-year of the Pre-master's preparatory program, the passage of which is required for the vast majority of international students.

Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Kuban State University, Russia (World Economics); Westminster University (Business & Management).
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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