Yeah that's what I formally put on my own CV. Everyone seems to think I have issue with referring to a degree as a Bsc/ Ba (Hons) which I don't!! I'm simply referring to the context of conversation, which I agree I find a bit odd. I've just heard a few friends recently saying how they've graduated with honours. For example, something along the lines of 'so proud to say I've graduated with a 2:1/ First honours!'. I think some people think it's similar to America, where you can become an honours student if you achieve high grades. I know it's petty to some, but it's just one thing which annoys me.(Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
I always write BA hons because that's what I got. Never heard anyone brag about the honours in conversation though, that seems odd
Although I am probably overly modest to the extent where I'm nearing self-depreciating, so the thought of saying to someone I've graduated with honours makes me cringe a little.
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- 26-07-2016 17:05
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- 26-07-2016 17:13
I thought it was that too but Puddles just told me it was because of the amount of credits you do.Spoiler:Show
You don't have to have a dissertation to have an honours degree. My university gives the option for those studying joint honours degrees to not take a dissertation but instead an extra module. It's still an honours degree.
- 26-07-2016 17:15
In conversation I think I would find it odd to use the full title as sounds way too formal. Normally I would just say that I have a degree in x or a bachelors in x (and if asked would volunteer the classification...). The BA (Hons) is for when I have to fill in forms as they ask for the qualification and that is the name of it.
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