The nominal length of the PhD programme is 3 years of full-time study.
This gradually became formalised as the licentia docendi licence to teach.
Originally, masters and doctors were not distinguished, but by the 15th century it had become customary in the English universities to refer to the teachers in the lower faculties arts and grammar as masters and those in the higher faculties as doctors.
The Master in Surgery degree was introduced by the University of Glasgow in In Lord Broughamthe Lord Chancellor and an alumnus of the University of Edinburgh, told the House of Lords that "In England the Universities conferred degrees after a considerable period of residence, after much master thesis defence questions performed, and if they were not in all respects so rigorous as the statutes of the Universities required, nevertheless it could not be said, that Masters of Arts were created at Oxford and Cambridge as they were in Scotland, without any residence, or without some kind of examination.
In Scotland all the statutes of the Universities which enforced conditions on the grant of degrees were a dead letter. At the University of Michigan this was introduced in two forms in The "in course" MS was last awarded in When London introduced its Faculty of Sciences inthe University was granted a new charter giving it the power "to confer the several Degrees of Bachelor, Master, and Doctor, in Arts, Laws, Science, Medicine, Music",  but the degrees it awarded in science were the Bachelor of Science and the Doctor of Science.
InOxford introduced the Master of Natural Science, along with the Bachelor of Natural Science, to stand alongside the MA and BA degrees and be awarded to students who took their degrees in the honours school of natural sciences.
Inthe London Daily News criticised the practice of Oxford and Cambridge, calling their MAs "the most stupendous of academic frauds" and "bogus degrees". In the s, new Scottish universities with the exception of Dundee, which inherited the undergraduate MA from St Andrews reintroduced the BA as their undergraduate degree in Arts, restoring the MA to its position as a postgraduate qualification.
Twenty-first century[ edit ] In renewed pressure was put on Oxbridge MAs in the UK Parliament, with Labour MP Jackie Lawrence introducing an early day motion calling for them to be scrapped and telling the Times Higher Education it was a "discriminatory practice" and that it "devalues and undermines the efforts of students at other universities".
Reports of Agency reviews of such provision will relate to undergraduate benchmarks and will make it clear that the title reflects Scottish custom and practice, and that any positive judgement on standards should not be taken as implying that the outcomes of the programme were at postgraduate level.
The form "Master in In the UK, fullstops periods are not used in degree abbreviations. Courses normally last one year in the UK and two years in the US.
The Oxbridge MA is not an academic qualification; it is granted without further examination to those who have gained a BA from Oxford or Cambridge Universities in England,  and the MA of Trinity College Dublin in Ireland is granted to its graduates in a similar manner.
They aim to prepare students for research careers. Some may require professional experience for entry. The name of the degree normally includes the subject name. A dissertation may or may not be required depending on the program.
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