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Will having an ordinary degree AND an honours degree put me at a disadvantage?

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    So I've pretty much made up my mind to leave my course at the end of this year and hopefully, if I pass the year I will obtain a Scottish ordinary degree as oppose to progressing to 4th year. I shalln't go into the details, but I believe it is for the best and there is little chance of me obtaining a good degree classification on my current course.

    So I'm planning to switch to Open University in a different subject and transfer some credits which should allow me to graduate within 2 years (one year extra than just completing honours year at my current uni).

    Say I got a 2:1 or above in this course, would I be at a disadvantage in job interviews/screening (compared to those who have only one degree, at honours) because I have an ordinary degree for another course that wasn't completed to honours year, despite having a good degree classification from the second course?

    I'm thinking about Masters courses in the future too, but that's a couple of years away at least and I have to get to that point first!

    Any opinions?

    (Original post by Chrisruptor)
    Some jobs with high academic entry levels might see the combination as less than ideal, but generally, no, it shouldn't be a problem. Certainly better than graduating with an Ordinary degree if you want employment outside Scotland.
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