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    Sorry this may be a bit of a stupid question but i dunno the answer so here goes.
    Are Med/Dentistry/VetMed degrees given classifications like 1st, 2:1 etc.? Its just you never hear any1 talk about them in this way, you only ever hear 'I have a Medicine Degree' or 'I have a Dentistry degree'.
    If they do still have certain levels, is it as improtant for these degrees? I mean is a doctor with a 3rd likely to get a job?

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    I can answer your question for medicine, I'd imagine the others would be the same. There aren't any classifications primarily for the "i don't want a 3rd class doctor" reason. There are opportunities to achieve distinctions and get an "honours" degree e.g MB ChB(Hons). Degrees with honours are typically awarded to about 15-20% of the year but this varies with medical schools, each having their own issue criteria.
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    (Original post by Miles)
    Degrees with honours are typically awarded to about 15-20% of the year...
    15-20%? Woah! I thought most people got honours! Oh well, I've learned something! (I'm only 15 so I don't know much about uni degrees! So no, i can't answer your question either )

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    At Nottingham, everyone does a BMedSci (Hons) degree which is classified just like any other degree in addition to the MBBS

    A small proportion (5 to 10%ish) graduate with honours.

    To achieve Honours, you have to have scored over 70% in 4 out of 8 of the assessments in the 4th year, including some of the clinical exams (which is harder than it sounds!) and average over 70% in 5th year.

    You can also get a distinction in a particular specialty if you perform outstandingly in it and are asked to (and pass) a distinction viva
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    (Original post by MissSurfer)
    15-20%? Woah! I thought most people got honours! Oh well, I've learned something! (I'm only 15 so I don't know much about uni degrees! So no, i can't answer your question either )

    MissSurfer
    With 99% of degrees, you're correct. Degrees with honours outside medicine/vetsci/denistry (I think that's all) are given to students who achieve 1sts, 2.1s, 2.2s and even 3rds.

    With medicine, honours = a collection of distinctions/merits, so it's not gonna be as widespread (I suppose you could equate distinctions with 1sts).

    (Original post by joyabbott)
    A small proportion (5 to 10%ish) graduate with honours.
    Yeah, I think I was being a bit optimistic with the 15-20% figure, I checked and it's more like 10% for Bristol. Got the feeling that it's too much hard work and I'd rather get a 1st in my intercalation year and forget about the "hons" afterwards
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    I see. Thanks for clarifying that, Miles!
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    At Sheffield, for BDS:

    BDS Honours if you get over 65% in most of your exams
    BDS Distinction if you get over 75% in most of your exams and pass vivas in the subjects.
 
 
 
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