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    (Original post by NikNak)
    Cambridge and Oxford don't offer BSc degrees, so it isn't that shocking really :rolleyes:
    Yeah I know Cambridge and Oxford don't offer BSc's but really they're *supposed* to be good Uni's so they should. Now I have friends there but they just wanted to do a BA, and don't do anything scientific. I just don't get how a doctor can be qualified with a BA? Seems a bit dumb. Thats all.
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    (Original post by Straight Talker)
    Yeah I know Cambridge and Oxford don't offer BSc's but really they're *supposed* to be good Uni's so they should. Now I have friends there but they just wanted to do a BA, and don't do anything scientific. I just don't get how a doctor can be qualified with a BA? Seems a bit dumb. Thats all.
    Um, it's the content that it's important, not what it's called. It's only tradition that they call it that, it's still as good (if not more so) than any other science degree.
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    (Original post by Frances)
    Um, it's the content that it's important, not what it's called. It's only tradition that they call it that, it's still as good (if not more so) than any other science degree.
    Right so you're saying a BA is still as good, if not more so, than a BSc for a doctor :rolleyes:

    How can you even suggest that a BA is better scientifically than a BSc?! It's blatantly not! Seriously!

    Who you kidding sweetie?!
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    (Original post by Straight Talker)
    Right so you're saying a BA is still as good, if not more so, than a BSc for a doctor :rolleyes:

    How can you even suggest that a BA is better scientifically than a BSc?! It's blatantly not! Seriously!

    Who you kidding sweetie?!
    Sweetie :rolleyes:

    If you go to Oxbridge, no matter what you do, you get a BA. Even in the sciences. Theres no such thing as a BSc from Oxbridge.

    Its only the letters that are different, the content is the same. You are just being pedantic. If its from Oxbridge, of course its better, you must be off your rocker (which you probably are) to think it isn't.

    A BA in chemistry from Oxford

    A BSc in chemistry from London Met

    I wonder which one is better :rolleyes:
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    Just to add, A doctor doesn't get a BSc, its called an MBBS dear.
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    (Original post by Straight Talker)
    Right so you're saying a BA is still as good, if not more so, than a BSc for a doctor :rolleyes:

    How can you even suggest that a BA is better scientifically than a BSc?! It's blatantly not! Seriously!

    Who you kidding sweetie?!
    A BA that has just as much scientific content, if not more so, than any BSc from another uni, and is only different in two letters? Yes sweetie, I do think that's just as good.

    Believe it or not, if you get a BA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge, you still come away learning lots and lots about natural sciences :rolleyes:
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    Just wanted to say thank you to the cowards who gave me neg rep, I hope it made you feel really good, I'm afraid it didn't really have much affect on me, I wasn't bothered, so you pretty much wasted your time.

    Also, like I already said, I know Oxbridge don't do BA's, but like I also already said that's plain ridiculous. Surely you people can't be so thick that you can't see it's pretty dumb to have a Batchelor of ARTS in a scientific subject? I mean, it makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.

    I know you'll all disagree, but there we go, it'll show your small mindedness even more. Also before you say, no I'm no jelous of Oxbridge students, I could've gone myself but chose to go to a different Uni, which I felt offered me more for my chosen subject. I didn't want to get sucked into the whole 'I'm an Oxbridge student, therefore I'm better than anyone else' frame of mind. I'm glad I decided not to go judging by the people on here, not all, but most of you are stuck up. The only person who is seems hasn't let Oxbridge go to their head is Lauren. Everyone else is just so stuck up I don't wish to waste my time with them shoving their hideous opinions down my throat.
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    (Original post by Straight Talker)
    Also, like I already said, I know Oxbridge don't do BA's, but like I also already said that's plain ridiculous. Surely you people can't be so thick that you can't see it's pretty dumb to have a Batchelor of ARTS in a scientific subject? I mean, it makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.
    Er... yes they do - it's historic, from when all undergraduate degrees were 7 years long and gave a grounding in the arts and sciences. For someone who tries to come across as plain thinking and talking, you don't actually think [or make sure you're right] before you post, do you?

    I didn't leave you neg rep, but what you call straight talking is often just plain rude. There is a thin line between the two, but a big difference. I think you need to find it...
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    An incredibly quick google would have saved you from this embarrassment...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Degrees...ord_University

    Fluffy
    Oxford Graduate.
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    (Original post by Straight Talker)
    Right so you're saying a BA is still as good, if not more so, than a BSc for a doctor :rolleyes:

    How can you even suggest that a BA is better scientifically than a BSc?! It's blatantly not! Seriously!

    Who you kidding sweetie?!
    And medical doctors study for a degree in medicine - be it an MBBS, MBBChir, BM, etc. NOT a BSc...
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    (Original post by Elles)
    I'm not Helen - but pretty confident the Cam system is like Oxford.

    we do a BA in our 3rd year. mine'll be "Biomedical Sciences" but i think Cam give them more specific names.

    but after 6 we will (fingers crossed!) have a MB ChB (or some variant!) after our names - which is the medical qualification.

    The BA is for specialising somewhat, doing a dissertation & sitting 3rd year final honor school papers.
    Well, mine is technically going to be BA Natural Sciences (Biological and Biomedical Sciences) followed by MB BChir.

    Straight Talker, you don't seem to know what you're on about and you're being quite offensive. Yes, the degree is called Bachelor of Arts, but that's just the name. Trust me, it is just as scientifically rigorous, if not more so, than medical degrees elsewhere (because we have the compulsory intercalated section). All Oxbridge Degrees are BAs, it's just traditional and it doesn't affect the quality of the degree.
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    straight talker? what are you goin on about? do some research before you embarass yourself further.. (please)

    there are MANY MANY universities who offer BA in a scientific subject, its the way the world works, get used to it..

    anyway can we all get back to the topic at hand? how did you do on exams!?
    i cant really say if i did well cuz that often jinxes it so im goin to assume i did moderately and hope for the best.. (talk about paranoia) :p:
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    (Original post by Fluffy)
    An incredibly quick google would have saved you from this embarrassment...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Degrees...ord_University

    Fluffy
    Oxford Graduate.
    No I know Oxbridge don't do BSc, I've said that a number of times, seems people really are thick! What I'm saying is that its a pretty lousy system!

    Oh and I notice you've put 'Oxford Graduate' underneath your name...is that meant to impress? Or is it the big-headedness of many Oxbridge students coming out :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Straight Talker)
    No I know Oxbridge don't do BSc, I've said that a number of times, seems people really are thick! What I'm saying is that its a pretty lousy system!

    Oh and I notice you've put 'Oxford Graduate' underneath your name...is that meant to impress? Or is it the big-headedness of many Oxbridge students coming out :rolleyes:
    No - I put that because you specifically said that you 'know OxBridge do not do BAs'... ...just pointing out that they do and I know because I went there, rather than some random nonsence that isn't even true!

    Why is a lousy system? It's the original and traditional system.
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    (Original post by Straight Talker)
    Just wanted to say thank you to the cowards who gave me neg rep, I hope it made you feel really good, I'm afraid it didn't really have much affect on me, I wasn't bothered, so you pretty much wasted your time.
    LMAO Straight Talker...

    Thanks for your 0 rated neg rep! I'll return the favour tomorrow - my neg rep is worth much, much more - I don't usually stoop as low as you, but I'm guessing you're a total hipocrite, after 'slating' whoever neg repped you here!

    Straight talker, more like silly little girl with no original thought or skill! Or, as you so like calling other people, truely pathetic! I actually feel sorry for you - do you actually have any real life friends?

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    For being a total gimp. Please refrain from littering TSR with your crap, thank you. Straight Talker
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    (Original post by Straight Talker)
    So people doing a SCIENCE dregree get a BA...including Doctors, who we will be putting our lives in their hands

    They don't get a BSc for their first 3 years?

    I think thats truly amazing...disgusting...unbelieva ble :eek:

    I think for once I am close to being speechless
    sorry you speak absolutely rubbish... clearly dont know what u are on about (sorry in advance if people on TSR have already stated this)
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    Just to get back to the original subject of the thread - got a 2.1 for first year exams - after getting 1/2.1s in first semester and then losing a load of time after my aged mum fell and spent weeks in hospital and I had to arrange her transfer into residential care. Meant I missed loads of time so I'm really pleased at the results. That and the fact that I've done no academic study for nearly 30 years and the last exams I sat were in the 1970's.
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    Well done ancientone - that's brilliant! An achievement to truly be proud of!
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    (Original post by kew96158)
    Well done ancientone - that's brilliant! An achievement to truly be proud of!
    Thank you - truly appreciated.
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    (Original post by ancientone)
    Just to get back to the original subject of the thread - got a 2.1 for first year exams - after getting 1/2.1s in first semester and then losing a load of time after my aged mum fell and spent weeks in hospital and I had to arrange her transfer into residential care. Meant I missed loads of time so I'm really pleased at the results. That and the fact that I've done no academic study for nearly 30 years and the last exams I sat were in the 1970's.
    being kinda in the same situ, I know what you are going through..what a fantastic set of results, congratulations
 
 
 

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