We offer several degrees we call masters degrees, ranging from undergraduate to advanced postgraduate awards.
|Master of Arts||An undergraduate humanities degree, or a postgraduate degree from Edinburgh College of Art|
|Master of Science||A postgraduate degree in science or humanities subjects|
|Master of Philosophy||An advanced postgraduate degree|
Most of our MA awards are undergraduate awards given to students who have completed an undergraduate programme in a humanities-related subject.
However, since the merger with Edinburgh College of Art on 1 August 2011, we also offer some postgraduate MA programmes in artistic disciplines.
Our MSc is an internationally-recognised postgraduate award, available as a taught masters or a masters by research. It is given to students who have completed postgraduate courses across the University.
You normally need to have an undergraduate degree to be accepted onto one of these masters programmes, although you may be accepted on the basis of equivalent work experience. Contact the Programme Director to find out if you may be eligible.
Our MPhil award is an advanced research postgraduate qualification. You normally need to have an existing postgraduate degree (such as an MSc) to be accepted onto an MPhil.
An MPhil is often awarded to students who have completed the first two years of a PhD course, but ultimately decide not to finish the full doctorate.
You may also be able to register for an MPhil from the outset. Check the programme listing on our Degree Finder to find out, or contact your potential supervisor.
This article was published on Jan 28, 2013