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Master’s Degrees Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs

We have added a Master’s Degree (MSc International Management) to our Course Portfolio and we thought there’s no better way to celebrate than to write up an everything you need to know about taking a Master’s Degree at Regent College London by answering all the FAQs. Hopefully after reading this short post, you will have gained some more knowledge about a Master’s Degree and whether or not it’s the degree for you!

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What is a Master’s Degree?

Let’s start with the basics, what exactly is a Master’s Degree? Well, it is a one year qualification which is completed after a Bachelor’s Degree has been gained. Upon successful completion of a MSc Degree, you will be able to go on and study for a PhD. A Master’s Degree is a Level 7 Qualification and can add to your current skillset and employability a great deal. By taking a Master’s Degree, you will be looking at a particular subject area of your choice and studying it in greater detail.

What is the difference between Master’s and Postgraduate?

A Master’s Degree is a type of Postgraduate Degree. There are Postgraduate Diploma’s available which carry the same academic level but do not take as long as a Master’s Degree to complete. However, Postgraduate Diploma’s and Certificates are not full Master’s Degrees.

What Level is a Master’s Degree?

A Master’s Degree is a Level 7 Qualification and is studied after gaining a Level 6 Qualification which is full BSc or BA Bachelor’s Degree. A Master’s Degree is also studied after a Bachelor’s Degree but before a PhD.

What’s the difference between a Master’s Degree and PhD?

A PhD is a more advanced qualification, it looks at a particular subject area in a much more deeper level than an MSc Degree. A PhD also focuses on original research that gives a student a significantly new amount of knowledge. However, both a Master’s Degree and PhD are postgraduate qualifications.

How long is a Master’s Degree?

An MSc qualification at Regent College London is 1 year Degree. Within the year, you will gain a deeper level of understanding within your chosen subject area. We offer a Master’s Degree in International Management which looks offers a comprehensive overview of global management theories and practices. Also, the opportunity to gain an in depth understanding of the different national and cultural contexts in which firms operate, whilst developing and enhancing analytical and research skills.

How difficult is a Master’s Degree?

This is totally dependent on each individual. However, a Master’s Degree is a more intense qualification than a traditional Bachelor’s Degree. A Master’s degrees looks at more advanced material than Bachelors degrees and students are expected to study more independently. On the other hand, those who have completed an Undergraduate Degree will be better prepared for taking a Master’s Degree.

Do I need to take a Master’s Degree straight after my Bachelor’s Degree?

You can take a Master’s Degree whenever you wish to do so, whether that’s straight after your Level 6 Qualification or a few years after. It depends on an each individual student and their personal circumstances. Master’s Degrees can be quite intense and would require a lot of deliberating before studying for one.

What are the Entry Requirements?

At Regent College London, the MSc International Management, the entry requirements are:

  • You should have an Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.
  • Applications will also be considered where appropriate work experience can be demonstrated in lieu of, or in addition to, the published academic qualifications in line with the University’s Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) procedures.
  • You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.

If English isn’t your first language you will also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent). We also accept a range of other English language qualifications.

What are the Fees?

For Regent College London, our MSc International Management Fee can be found here.

How do I apply?

Each of our courses have different entry requirements and a different admission process. We encourage you to look at our course pages and the How to apply section for detailed information. From choosing your desired course, writing your personal statement and submitting the application, you can count on our friendly Recruitment Team for help and guidance at every step of the way. Get in touch to make an initial appointment to discuss your situation.