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is it better than doing it in non mainland Europe?
+ way cheaper
- haven't found anywhere to live yet
on the balance I'm pretty excited
mainland sounds funny if you say it like main land
this bit is the main land
god I'm bored
...to 'the mainland' purely so that I can get spend two years dicking around doing a masters and learning another language. She doesn't seem as keen as me for some reason.
get to live abroad
might be more difficult finding an english speaking university that do what you want (maybe?)
that's all I've got
I looked into doing a masters taught in english in my discipline (law/social sciences) at somewhere in sweden or the netherlands and it didnt seem worth it because:
1. i've already done several masters levels courses when i did study abroad at ug because most of the english language courses were part of masters programmes (which is actually kinda unfair cause the essays were all like 6,000 words long).
2. the library wouldn't be as good and you'd have to rely heavily on online resources and the english language subscriptions of your university
3. most of them are 2 years which is quite a long time...
4. most of the courses were in areas i'm not particularly interested in e.g. international law, eu law.
if it's something fairly specialized or you have a particular connection to that place then yeah it's probably worth it.
looking up taught masters in Maastricht and Utrecht.
and just go over there a few times for a wee holiday and to meet your supervisor or something.
it had and by me!
it was around this time last year too I was thinking, with this free time i should stop mucking about so much and try to do something constructive
it's so far up its own hole
so that's a plus (says the girl who left norway to pay £12000 for a one yeah MA in the UK)
what's oslo like (not the guy in Keeping Up Appearance thank you)
At the uni it costs €17 a semester and at the fachhochschule it's €400 a semester or something.
I'm not convinced the uni is any good (no one has heard of jstor?) but I think the fachhochschule is worth it. Idk it probably depends, getting a masters for under €100 seems like a bargain even if you don't actually learn anything, right?!
I think it's a completely different experience than studying in the UK, too. People showing up to exams with baguettes and there not even being a clock in the exam room, being able to take as long as you want to study, no word limits for theses... Like I said, not totally convinced.
One big difference is that it's not a 12-month thing like in the UK, it's two academic years. And most Norwegian MAs at least are a lot more comprehensive than at least the one I'm doing in England now. You have to do loads of methodology and spend the best part of one year working only your dissertation/thesis – which will normally be at least 100 pages long.
So obvs just look into structure and stuff because it might be completely different in other countries, as obvious as that might sound when I say it like that.
might apply for this
just for fun