The Decline of the Master’s Degree

“The Master’s degree has a long and complicated history – one that looks very different depending on the part of the world you are from. Briefly: it is either a traditional first degree (eg central Europe), a traditional second degree (eg here in Canada), a traditional booby-prize for not getting a doctorate (still in some places in the US) or, weirdly, something after a BA, a waiting period of a few years, and the payment of a small fee … (more)

[Alex Usher, HESA, 11 January]

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