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    I was wondering if you would be able to help me. I heard that there would be funding cuts for arts and humanities subjects however I am unsure whether this would affect me in my choice of degree. I was wondering if you would be able to tell me what is actually classed as a science in your eyes as the Minister of State for Universities and Science. I will be going on to do an ecology or countryside conservation degree. Would you class this as being a science and therfore not so much affecting by the stop to funding for arts and humanities subjects or not?

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    I'd also like to know this, does it include anything called a BSc?

    E.g. BSc Business degrees, BSc Economics, BSc Anthropology, BSc Geography, BSc Golf Management, BSc Surf Science...?

    Surely then all universities will switch to classifying anything possibly scientific as a BSc in order to get funding?

    I know that at some universities students can currently choose whether they would like a BA or BSc in social sciences such as Geography and Anthropology, without having to change any of the modules in their degree.

    It seems very unfair that students with perfect grades would be denied funding because they want to study economics or a social science, graduates in which are clearly needed by the Government (for the Civil Service economists programme, etc.) whilst students with much lower grades studying slightly-scientific degrees could have their degrees subsidised by teaching grants, even though the cost to teach the degrees could be the same.
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    (Original post by angelmxxx)
    I'd also like to know this, does it include anything called a BSc?

    E.g. BSc Business degrees, BSc Economics, BSc Anthropology, BSc Geography, BSc Golf Management, BSc Surf Science...?

    Surely then all universities will switch to classifying anything possibly scientific as a BSc in order to get funding?

    I know that at some universities students can currently choose whether they would like a BA or BSc in social sciences such as Geography and Anthropology, without having to change any of the modules in their degree.

    It seems very unfair that students with perfect grades would be denied funding because they want to study economics or a social science, graduates in which are clearly needed by the Government (for the Civil Service economists programme, etc.) whilst students with much lower grades studying slightly-scientific degrees could have their degrees subsidised by teaching grants, even though the cost to teach the degrees could be the same.
    This is a really good point!
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    I hope you continue funding my BA in Mathematics... :P:
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    (Original post by ForGreatJustice)
    I hope you continue funding my BA in Mathematics... :P:
    It'd at least make for a definite Daily Mail headline if they didn't!
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    It's looking more and more likely that he wont answer this :'( It's nearly half past 6 now. And I really wanted to know the answer!
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    Me too!
 
 
 
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