Can I do a second Masters in the UK?

If you are planning to start a second masters or PhD/DBA. Check our article to get step-by-step guidelines about how to apply for a 2nd Master’s program or DBA/PhD and extend your tier 4 student visa within the UK.
Who are eligible for 2nd Master’s in the UK? “Extend Tier 4 visa.”

  • If your first master’s is similar to the second master’s but not identical or you are not happy with your current master’s degree, you can apply for Second Master’s and extend your visa as a tier 4 student in the UK for example, if you have done MBA you can still apply for MSc International Business
  • If you want to apply for a second masters you must have to complete your previous course successfully or you have to provide official evidence of your course completion
  • Finally, if you have done your bachelor’s and first master’s from UK you have to check your Cap limit before applying for a second master
  • If you are looking for Tier 4 visa extension help from an Immigration lawyer, get a free consultation, click to call on WhatsApp or call directly on +44 07722990005 to book an appointment. 

When to apply for a new visa? “Extend Tier 4 visa.”

  • If you want to apply for a second masters from inside UK you have to apply before your current visa expires. Remember overstay is a criminal offence and will affect your visa extension.
  • You should apply for your new visa before your visa expire.
  • You should keep enough time to start your application to complete your admission within the proper time.
  • Once you applied for your tier 4 visa extension, you can stay in the UK until any decision is made, as your leave is extended by section 3C Immigration Act 1971.

Purpose of leave extended by section 3C Immigration Act 1971

The purpose of section 3C leave is to prevent a person who makes an in-time application to extend their leave from becoming an overstayer while they are awaiting a decision on that application and while any appeal or administrative review they are entitled to is pending.

  • If you want to extend Tier 4 visa for a second master’s and want to apply from inside the UK, the start date of your new course must not be less than 28 days after the expiry date shows your latest visa.
  • If there is a more 28 days gap between your current visa expiry date to your new course starts date, you have to go back to your home country and apply from there.

What will be the Time limit?

  • You have six years’ time restriction in total if you executed a four- or five-year undergraduate route in the UK and desires to follow for a master’s route;
  • You have five years and 11 months’ time limit in total to entire your degree level course;
  • There is no limit to study MPhil or PhD course however there is eight-year usual restriction if you already have accomplished a doctorate degree and needs to observe for a new course to study which include study below degree level;
  • For some course’s applications are exempt from the restriction including architecture, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and science, conversion or expert law courses following a degree in the UK, or track at a Conservatoire. However, time spent on these publications cannot be deducted from any future time restrict calculation for study on a non-exempt course.
  • Source: Home Office Website-

Content: Barrister Reza E – Immigration Solicitor 

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