Oguz Kaan Kısa · March 19, 2021
Studying a master's degree in the UK is a great opportunity for direct contact with the business world and career advancement. Universities in the UK offer more than 50,000 master's programs of very high quality to international students with validity around the world. These programs, which can be completed in one year, are the first choice of students who want to study abroad and in English.
A master's degree in the UK takes 1 year full time and 2 years part time in most departments. It consists of 9 months of practice + 3 months of thesis. You are expected to submit your thesis, which is 10-20 thousand words long, in the summer of the lectures, or at a later date. Master's degree is taken after exams and master's thesis are evaluated.
Master programs generally provide education in a system where active participation of the small number of students in the class is expected. It is very important to work in groups, to prepare projects and to share your knowledge with other students by making presentations in the English education system and especially at the graduate level.
The most common academic titles at the master's level are: MA (Master of Arts), MSc (Master of Science), MMus (Master of Music) and LLM (Master of Laws).
The eligibility of the courses you take from the department you graduated from for the graduate program varies according to the universities.
The admission requirements are exactly like the admission requirements of undergraduate programs. Basically, it is again evaluated in two categories:
1- Academic success
2- Proficiency in English
- Diploma (not required for students studying yet for first application)
- Transcript of your grades at the university
- Although English proficiency exam results are usually required for IELTS or TOEFL exam results, some institutions also accept CPE and CAE exams. Universities require a minimum of 6.5 from IELTS or a minimum of 233 from TOEFL, some schools may require IELTS 6 or a minimum of 213 from TOEFL.
- Academic reference (2 or at least 1 academic and 1 job reference)
- Letter of Intent
- Portfolio if required (for art and design departments)
- Although most universities may require 2 or 3 years of work experience for MBA, there are universities that take it without work experience.
- Some institutions may require you to take a standard exam.
Applications are evaluated individually by the institutions and each institution has a deadline set. These dates are stated on the prospectuses of the institutions, but applications usually start one year before you plan to start the graduate program. After your application is received by the institution, a response is usually sent within four weeks. Your admission to the program you are applying for can take place within the framework of two offers:
Unconditional admission: After the academic and English proficiency of the students are examined, they are eligible for unconditional admission if they meet the application requirements.
Conditional admission: Conditional admission is granted in cases where the academic and English proficiency of the students cannot be determined (still continuing their education, not having received the English proficiency exam result yet, etc.).
Although tuition fees and living costs vary by universities, the average annual tuition fee is as follows:
Arts and Social Sciences £ 9,500-12,000 GBP
Science and Technical Sciences £ 10.000-14.000 GBP
Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine £ 14.000-20.000 GBP
Economic Master’s Degree Options in the UK
If you think that your English level or your University GPA is not enough for a master's degree in British universities, or if the costs are too high for you, you have different alternatives in the UK. You can usually complete your education in colleges located in the center of London and get your master's degree from the university.