What is an integrated Masters degree?
An integrated Masters (MSci) is a four-year degree that extends your three-year undergraduate studies to Masters level. Many students choose to do this due to the greater breadth and depth of study that comes with enhancing their degree.
It is possible to switch between the BSc and MSci, BSc versions of a course during the first two years of your degree.
Benefits of an integrated Masters
- You’ll have the opportunity to take part in a wider range of project work, including exciting individual and team-based projects, typically with industrial involvement.
- You’ll develop practical transferable skills such as teamwork, decision-making, delegating, identifying and solving problems, and communication, all of which are attractive to employers.
- In a demanding graduate employment market, an integrated Masters degree can enhance your employability by advancing your knowledge beyond the standard bachelor’s course and equipping you with sought after professional skills that’ll give you the edge over the competition.
Do you have a question?
Below are some examples of frequently asked questions.
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Is it worth doing an integrated Masters?
If you've settled on your undergraduate and postgraduate studies, it's worthwhile to pursue an integrated master's degree. An integrated master's degree combines an undergraduate and a postgraduate qualification.
What happens if I decide during my studies that I no longer wish to undertake the fourth year of the integrated Masters course?
If you decide during your degree that you no longer wish to undertake the fourth Masters year, that isn't a problem for UK students. You have until the middle of the third year to decide whether you wish to graduate after three years with an Undergraduate degree. If you are an international student, please see the advice stated in the previous section on this page.
Is it possible to apply directly for a three-year undergraduate course?
If you’re sure from the start that you only want to study for three years, for example if you’re an international student, you can apply directly for an undergraduate degree course. The undergraduate degree course is identical to the first three years of the integrated Masters course.
Is student finance available for integrated master's programmes?
The government offers integrated masters funding in the form of standard student finance. Rather than applying for a postgraduate loan, candidates should apply through the undergraduate student finance platform.