On our integrated Masters degrees, you combine three years at undergraduate level (or four if you apply for a placement year) with a year of postgraduate study.

As a result, you'll gain advanced knowledge, skills and research experience in your chosen subject. You'll also have the edge when it comes to employability in an increasingly competitive job market.

The first three years are usually the same as the equivalent Bachelors course (BSc or BEng). If you do well, you can do an extra year of study which means you graduate with a Masters-level degree.

You can still graduate after three years with a Bachelors degree if you don't get the grades to continue onto the Masters - or if you decide you don't want to.

Benefits of an integrated Masters

  • All four (or five) years are eligible for undergraduate student finance. That includes tuition fee loans, maintenance loans and grants, and bursaries.
  • You'll stand out in a competitive job market. Employers are on the lookout for the advanced skills provided by an integrated Masters.
  • It's a great starting point if you want a career in academic research. It can also help you get into specialised roles in industry.
  • The final year project on our integrated Masters programmes will help you develop professional skills in your area of study.

I chose the MSci as it bridges the gap between undergraduate and postgraduate education. It fits as a prerequisite for a higher level of entry into some careers and may give an edge over applicants with a BSc. For the extra year spent getting an MSci you get many extra opportunities and benefits.

Richard Boon

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