Taught postgraduate programmes usually result in a Master of Science (MSc) or Master of Arts (MA). This in-depth course will equip you with the skills, knowldege and confidence to fulfil your career ambitions.
Taught masters may include continuous assessment and examinations at the end.
The final assessment for a Masters degree is often based on the submission of a dissertation, usually between 10,000–20,000 words.
What should I expect at a Masters degree interview?
These are a few of common questions you might be asked at your Masters interview:
Tell us a bit about yourself.
Why have you chosen this course?
Why have you chosen this university?
Where do you see yourself in five years' time?
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Have you applied for funding?
Have you applied anywhere else?
What is the difference between a taught and research Masters?
The difference between postgraduate taught programmes and research programmes largely comes down to the level of independence you have during your studies.
Taught Masters degrees are a lot like undergraduate programmes. Research Masters degrees are more independent, where you are expected to complete an original piece of research as part of your qualification.