In most British universities, the Master of Arts is a diploma granted by examination. At Cambridge, the MA is conferred by right on holders of this BA degree of the University as well as on specific various other senior people and is not available as a postgraduate qualification.
Possession associated with the MA, or any other Cambridge masters degree or doctorate, confers account associated with University Senate. This provides the ability to:
- be involved in Discussions (area of the University's decision-making process)
- vote within the election of a brand new Chancellor or High Steward
- borrow books from the University Library
Many universities also offer their particular senior people the chance to dine at tall Table on a specific range occasions each year.
This technique of conferment associated with MA additionally is out there in the universities of Oxford and Dublin.
Getting your MA
If you hold a Cambridge BA, you might go to the MA for around six years from the end of one's very first term of residence, supplying which you have actually held your BA degree for at the very least couple of years.
The MA can also be conferred, under Statute B.II.2, on minds and Fellows of Colleges and on University Officers who aren't Cambridge graduates after (except when it comes to Heads and Professors) three years in post.
Degrees by Incorporation
Students associated with Universities of Oxford or Dublin just who hold a post in the University of Cambridge or perhaps in a Cambridge College possess privilege to be accepted to a comparable Cambridge level 'by incorporation' underneath Statute B.II.2. Eligibility resembles that for MA under statute B.II.2.