Finding Masters easier than Undergrad?

12-Mar-17, 22:13
Avatar for zoelindsey
posted about 7 months ago
I am a little bit worried...

I did LLB Law and Criminology for my undergrad degree and I am currently doing an MA in Criminology but I'm finding the MA easier. I don't know if its because I'm no longer doing law or because I socialise less but I find I dont need to do nearly as much work to get the grades. I also find I've got a lot more spare time than I did during my undergrad degree.

Anybody else feeling this? I'm worried that I'm missing something or overlooking something.
13-Mar-17, 11:24
Avatar for TreeofLife
posted about 7 months ago
Maybe because you have learnt stuff from undergrad e.g. background of topics, how to write, how to structure, how to prioritise etc?

My MSc was easier than my BSc too, and probably because a lot of the stuff was a recap from undergrad.
13-Mar-17, 16:06
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Avatar for Tudor_Queen
posted about 7 months ago
It might be that you have developed and are now applying the study skills you acquired during your undergrad. Or it could be that you are more motivated now. Or it could be easier because it is up a level. Whatever the reason, I don't think it is something to worry about lol! Just be grateful!
16-Mar-17, 11:10
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Avatar for fallenonion
posted about 7 months ago
I found the same. Got a 2.1 in my undergrad, but a distinction masters. I found the latter much easier, and much more engaging. Some people just seem to be better suited to it. At the end of the day, and undergrad degree is very broad, it's about narrowing down your area of expertise. Once you're doing a masters, you've picked - hopefully! - the one are that interests you above all others and have the chance to show off your knowledge and expertise over a greater number of words.
14-May-17, 15:56
Avatar for StephanieYasmn
posted about 5 months ago
I also found that my Master's is going a lot better than my undergrad - I barely got a 2:2 and I failed my dissertation, but I'm consistently getting 70+ at post grad, with what I perceive to be *less* work. I think a large part for me is that I like my current subject a lot better, but I agree that it's also already having experience in research and academic stuff.


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