Very interesting....gotta love bizarre ways in which tradition lingers on...

From Cherwell article "Cambridge Academic Criticises Instant MAs"

I guess that if you pass the BA exams at Oxford then you are automatically entered into an MA program. Here is the reason:

"The practice originates from the Middle Ages where the study of the arts took 7 years. The Bachelor of Arts degree was an intermediary degree between matriculation and admission to the degree of Master of Arts. Later the requirements for the Master's degree gradually diminished, until the award became a formality, as it is now."

Constantly stunned at how scholarship is so different now. I want a return to the old times.


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