Postgraduate courses in the UK universities are divided into Taught Masters and Research courses (PhDs).
Taught Masters Courses
Taught Masters and Research Masters normally require one year of full-time study although there are some exceptions that may take two years to complete. Masters programmes are delivered through different teaching methodologies, depending on the type of programme, and could include seminars, tutorials, laboratory work, group assignments, classroom-based teaching as well as individual research. During the last semester of a Masters course students often have to prepare a research project or dissertation.
There are many different Masters courses offered at UK universities but the most common titles one comes across are the:
- MA (Master of Arts) – Relating to studies in the Social Sciences, Arts or Humanities
- MSc (Master of Science) – Relating to studies in the Sciences
- MEng (Master of Engineering) – Relating to Engineering disciplines
Then there are many other specialisation Masters such as the MBA (Masters in Business Administration), MArch (Masters in Architecture), LLM (Masters of Law) or MRes (Masters of Research)
Entry Requirements: Successful completion of an Undergraduate degree course in your home country at a good academic level and good level of English.
In order to obtain a PhD (Latin for Philosophiae Doctor/Doctor of Philosophy) students are required to have completed at least a minimum of three years highly specialized graduate study/research. When students apply for PhD study they are initially registered for the MPhil (Master of Philosophy) and not until they have shown satisfactory progress are they allowed into the final years of the PhD programme.
Entry Requirements: Successful completion of an Undergraduate degree and/or a Masters course in your home country at a good academic level and good level of English.
The universities we represent
The UK universities that Inova Education represents offer more than 1,000 different Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught Masters and Research/PhD programmes covering any specialisation you can think of.
If you are interested in studying at a university that is not listed above we may still be able to help. If so, please contact us.