AuthorTopic: Attention: British candidates
@2003-09-01 15:36:35
I have an MSc (from a 4.5 year education program) and another MSc from parallell studies (part-time education program during my four years at university) from another European country. I never graduated with a bachelor degree, but went straight for the MSc and graduated with two of them.

My question is if any of my degree is comparable to a British MSc and if it is considered "post-graduate".

Follow-up question: How many years does it take to get a British BSc? MSc? If you had a MSc, would you apply for analyst or associate positions? I am now applying for analyst positions, but I am thinking that possible I can get away with not doing an MBA when I want to move up to associates level because I already have two MSc degrees.

What are your thoughts?
@2003-09-05 14:48:14
What... no one from the UK?
@2003-09-06 18:11:22
try the british council ....i guess it might be of some help
@2003-09-09 05:10:30
Most universities in the U.K. are very familiar with the degrees offered at their counterparts in continental European countries. Save time by emailing or calling the admissions offices of the U.K. schools with MSc programs that interest you, and discuss whether your current credentials are recognized.

contemporary students in the U.K. are better qualified to answer the admission standards and time to finish an MSc, but from my student days there most MSc programs started in September and finished in June or July. In the "Economics" departments there, several schools offered two year programs for students without an undergraduate degree in Economics. As you may know, U.K. students bascially study one subject at university. Consequently, at MSc level they are at a very high standard compared to most U.S. schools. The "one exam" system, to which the U.K. students are accustomed, can be very stressful for people who are not used to it. The one year MSc courses are fast paced and there is almost no time for "catch up" learning. The schools know this and usually admit only well qualified students. However, U.K. universities have expanded enormously in recent years, without much new funding, and standards may have slipped a bit there.

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