Talk:Master of Science
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Actually, in Poland - postgraduate from University of Technology is termed mgr inż. which comes as abbreviation of magister inżynier ( sth like Engineer's degree plus ). Also, as for now, studies last 3 years to obtain equivalent Engineer's degree, and a person may continue studying for two more years to become Master of Science, mgr inż. but this of course applies only to students of Universities of Technology, whereas humanistic schools graduates will receive only mgr. But, then, it's well written elsewhere in wiki, shouldn't that be mergeed? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 15:08, 14 November 2009 (UTC)
Turkey's section is a bit of a mess. I'll edit it after I figure out what the editor was trying to say (unless someone beats me to it). Full marks for enthusiasm, I suppose. Don't often see someone write so excitedly about a Master of Science degree. Atypicaloracle (talk) 18:20, 19 January 2012 (UTC)
Brazil's section was grouped with Argentina, Mexico and Uruguay and I'm not sure about how it's done in these countries, but it sounded wrong. I changed to how it is on Brazil for the whole section, as I imagine the original poster knew it was the same in all four countries. If it's not, it will need to be separated.Victorvscn (talk) 15:53, 11 May 2014 (UTC)
United Kingdom: MSci and MSc degrees
As of August 27, 2016, this article seems to claim that the MSci and MSc are exactly equivalent. Is this quite right?
- The MSci is (usually) an undergraduate degree, awarded on successful completion of a four-year degree programme. Compared to a BSc Honours, students typically spend an extra three terms (or two semesters) at university, and complete an extra 120 credits. The 120 extra credits will be (at least mainly) at master's degree level. MSci courses typically aim to broaden a student's education, though some additional depth in specialist subjects is often included.
- The MSc is a postgraduate course, taken after a BSc or BEng Honours (or even an MSci or MEng!). Students typically spend a full calendar year at university, equivalent to the MSci with an extra term or semester. An MSc course typically comprises 180 credits, again (mainly) at master's degree level. MSc courses are typically focused on very specific specialist intended learning outcomes.
I would be happy with the view that the degrees are comparable, and that an MSci is often acceptable as an alternative to an MSc, but they are not exactly equivalent. What do others think? The Parson's Cat (talk) 12:54, 27 August 2016 (UTC)