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Why does a master's degree in the UK only take one year to complete?

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    A post graduate degree in the U.K. is globality, the 29th in the U.K., the Fiji is for one year as it saves your time and a lot of budget that you'll be spending in your second year in the U.K., the university followed a rigorous schedule and they work on a specific skills. That's the reason instead of two years, they have a one year degree.

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    Coventry University

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    Hi, it's Ryan here at Coventry University. A master's degree in the U.K. is one year across three terms with Kampai comprising of 180 credits. Thanks.

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    Coventry University

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    Hi, guys, Selma from Coventry University, London. Why does a Masters only take one year? Really good question. In the U.K., we do a three year undergraduate degree, followed by a one year masters, and that's because we specialize right from the beginning. So if you do, for example, a master's in management, then from day one in your masters, you will deep dive into those management critical modules and the skills. If you do a work placement, of course, it can be added on and then it might be two years.

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    Leeds Beckett University

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    Hello, this is Aaron Taylor from Leeds Beckett University, a master's degree in the U.K. usually only takes one year to complete because it is a more specialized topic and also it will last a full 12 months. So you will probably start in September and it will last right through to the following September compared to bachelor's degrees, which starts in September and then finish in the summertime.

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    In the UK, master's degrees are more compact and intense. It also depends on the type of course you're enrolled in. It will help international students to save their money and time and at the same time, they can gain a world-class education. So one year, it will be divided into two: nine months of coursework and three months of dissertation.

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