Master’s Degree for Students Without an Honours Degree
How to apply for a masters degree without honours
Some of our students ask, do you need an honours degree to do a masters? It is often the case that university graduates, from some countries, graduate with a degree, where the ‘Honours’ year is considered to be a postgraduate qualification. We have a lot of experience working with clients to help them to understand the pathways available to complete a Masters degree without honours.
The first step of securing your place on a Masters without honours is identifying suitable universities and degree courses that will meet your needs. We will then help you apply for these degrees, including helping you write a successful personal statement and cv to accompany your application. Our advice will help you to gain entry to a postgraduate master’s without an honours degree.
University requirements for a masters degree without an honours degree
At some universities there are options to do a pre-master’s degree course lasting for one or two semesters. These courses are specifically aimed at students who are looking to apply for a masters degree without honours.
If your English language qualifications do not meet the entry criteria for postgraduate programmes, there are a range of options we can support you with. IELTS conditions are usually higher for master’s degree courses. Your options may include undertaking a pre-sessional course aimed at enhancing your English, or taking an intensive IELTS course to ensure you meet the entry criteria for your postgraduate degree programme.
Can you do a masters without a degree?
We often get enquiries from students who ask if it is possible to do a Masters without bachelors. Most of these enquiries are from older students who have a lot of work experience.
Each year we do manage to get several students on to Masters degrees without an honours degree. However in most cases, you will need to complete a bachelors degree before being accepted on a Masters. Those students that do get a place on a masters without bachelors degree have a number of years of professional work experience as well as a track record of learning through this time.
So if you are thinking of completing a masters without bachelors and you have a lot of work experience the best advice we can give is to contact us to discuss your options.
For students asking, can I do masters without honours? Or masters without bachelors? We provide specialist guidance in addition to many of the core elements of our postgraduate university application support service. If you would like to find out more please contact us to speak to one of our advisers.