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Master's courses in the UK

In the UK there are more than 17 thousand different master's programs, most of them taught in the universities of England — master in England has about 15 thousand programs.

Master's courses in the UK, as a rule, belong to the so-called post-graduate (Postgraduate) degrees in higher education. Such a program is equivalent to the Russian master's programmes: they are the second stage of University education, for admission to which required a bachelor's degree (Bachelor degree).

The master's program in the UK have a great variety, in comparison with Russian counterparts, and have their important features:

  • in Russian the duration (from 1 year to 3 years depending on program type);
  • the choice of different forms of education – daytime, evening, distance;
  • the presence of master's programs, not specific to postgraduate the Postgraduate level, a first secondary, Undergraduate.

MBA (Master of Business Administration) also relate to the level of postgraduate degree programmes.

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Remote graduate programs in top universities in the UK

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Tuition fees for master programs in UK

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Read more about master's courses in England

British universities offer master's programs of postgraduate level, depending on its type, allow:

  • To deepen the specialization and knowledge obtained at undergraduate and professional activities (Applied Master's);
  • Broaden the skills, studying related disciplines (Interdisciplinary Master's);
  • To change specialty (Conversion Master's).

Among master's degree programs at British universities can highlight the program related to the first higher education (Undergraduate level) and postgraduate level (Postgraduate), which are also often referred to as the program of the second higher education. Graduate programs can be divided into:

  • The curriculum (Taught programmes),
  • Programs focused on research activities (Research programmes),
  • Educational research program (Research-Taught),
  • Professionally oriented programmes (Professional/Practice programmes).

Among the master programs of postgraduate level it is possible to meet curriculum and program, which is a combination of teaching and independent research activities are programs of educational-research and professionally oriented programs with a predominance of practical education. Research programme in pure form exist only at the level of PhD.

The presence of such a large variety of master's programs zaklyuchaetsya one of the main differences between the British system of education from the Russian, and its advantage. As Russia's two-tier system of higher education – bachelor degree + master's degree was introduced in 2002, often only the largest Russian universities can offer students large selection of quality master's programs.

Despite the fact that from a formal point of view, the master's degree level in the UK is equivalent to the Russian master, most of the Russian master's programs more in the line of academic (Taught) programmes of British universities.