Difference between M.Sc. and Integrated M.Sc. course


M.Sc. and Integrated M.Sc. courses are related in some way but they are different in their level of studies. Integrated M.Sc. is a long term course compared to M.Sc. courses. M.Sc. is a higher option study after B.Sc. degree in related subjects. Integrated M.Sc. is different from this and is a course that can be done after higher secondary education. There are a number of universities and colleges which offer M.Sc. as well as Integrated M.Sc. in India. Aspirants can choose the branch of study according to their area of interest.

M.Sc. course and career opportunities

Master of Science is a post graduate degree that can be pursued after the graduation in related subjects. The B.Sc. degree usually covers the science subjects including social sciences. The candidates who wish to study these subjects on a wider level can opt for M.Sc. in related subjects. This post graduation cannot be pursued if one does not have a basic knowledge of related fields in Bachelors degree. M.Sc. is a 2 year programme that is offered by many universities. The various branches in this study are Chemistry, Biology, Botany, Electronics, Computer Science, etc. The career opportunities after M.Sc. are also huge. One can perform in various roles such as scientist, researcher, lecturer or a consultant. These job profiles offer high remunerations compared to other jobs of the same kind.

Integrated M.Sc. course and career opportunities

Integrated Master of Science is also a degree course equivalent to M.Sc. It can be pursued after the higher secondary education. This integrated degree course is offered by many Universities in India nowadays. It is getting popularity among many youngsters. The minimum educational qualification needed for this course is a pass in 12th or equivalent from any reputed institutes in related subjects. The minimum percentage required in qualifying examination will vary according to the universities and subject of study. Integrated M.Sc. is a five year program that includes theoretical and practical sessions. The career after Integrated M.Sc. seems to be very high. A number of industries recruit the candidates who have pursued their degree in Integrated M.Sc.

Key differentiators between M.Sc. and Integrated M.Sc. course

  • Only graduates can pursue M.Sc. whereas an intermediate student can study the integrated course.
  • M.Sc. is a 2 or 3 year programme while Integrated M.Sc. is a five year programme.

The aspirants who have pursued B.Sc. have to study M.Sc. as a separate course for acquiring a post graduation whereas the students opting for integrated M.Sc. can directly run out to that level.



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20 Responses to “Difference between M.Sc. and Integrated M.Sc. course”

  1. 20
    rasheed pasha:


  2. 19

    what are the carriers after integrated msc etc

  3. 18
    jose t wilson:

    name of colleges offering integrated msc inphysics

  4. 17

    I’ve finished my 12th this YR with 74% and joined in SRM university at Chennai for M.Sc computer science and technology, integrated course. I am a biology student but I like computer very much. can I get job opportunities in this course?

  5. 16

    I passed MSc integrated. Can I apply for post for which Degree is prescribed

  6. 15
    Aardra vijayakumar:

    How to get admission in 5 year integrated M.Sc physics in IISC,Bangalore?
    I have finished my 12th grade with pcm as my subjects in the year 2012-2013

    please help me sir

  7. 14

    whether M.sc chemistry is equalent to M.sc biotechnology

  8. 13

    i have secured the rank 18000 in EAMCET and i got allotment of seat in imsc maths
    what is better for my higher education?

  9. 12

    which colleges offer Integrated MSc.in chemistry in mumbai

  10. 11

    can we go to integrated Msc afterBsc ?

  11. 10
    pl tell me about best college to do intregated m.sc [it] or m.sc [cs] college in up,ncr:


  12. 9

    What are the job oppertunities after integrated MSc? Which are the institutes in Kerala offering this course?
    I have secured 93% marks in my higher secondary examination.

  13. 8
    gohit pedhekar:

    M.Sc integretted courses in IIT’S

  14. 7
    santosh kumar.P:

    now i am studying intermediate second year . i want to study integrated MSc course in andhra university . please guide me how to apply soon .

  15. 6

    sir please tell me placements after imsc from university of hyderabad

  16. 5

    is there bright future with integrated m.sc., its syllabus and career. study in pondicherry university with integrated m.sc., is best or not? if get placements whether they get equal salary with b.tech software students or not?

  17. 4

    which is preferable integrated m.sc or B.tech for job?

  18. 3
    what are the job opportunities for m.sc integrated computer science and technology and what is the maximum amount of salary one can earn:

    what are the job opportunities for m.sc integrated computer science and technology and what is the maximum amount of salary one can earn

  19. 2
    muthu lakshmi. a:

    which has better job opportunities?
    msc or integrated msc?

  20. 1

    list of collage for integrated M.Sc. course and how to take admission …