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    I'm confused about the different qualifications you can achieve at university..

    What's the difference between : Hons BA, Bsc, MA etc.. ?

    I'm trying to decide what courses to do at Uni , so help is appreciated

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    (Original post by Rosa09)
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    I'm confused about the different qualifications you can achieve at university..

    What's the difference between : Hons BA, Bsc, MA etc.. ?

    I'm trying to decide what courses to do at Uni , so help is appreciated

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    ba - bachelor of arts, bsc - bachelor of science, ma - master of arts. Master trumps bachelor. I wonder what medsci is
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    BA and BSc are Bachelors degrees that you get by doing an undergraduate course. The difference between them is simply whether your course is in the Arts or Sciences. MA is usually a Masters, which is a postgraduate qualification in England, but you can get an MA from a Scottish university which is an undergraduate degree, or from Oxbridge, where you receive the MA automatically a certain number of years after you graduate with your BA.
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    BA = Arts degree, Bsc = Science degree, you achieve an honours at completion of a degree. MA/MS etc is a masters degree, which is usuaully undertaken after an undergraduate degree (Bsc, BA etc).
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    After A levels, you do a degree at uni. This is called an undergraduate degree, aka a bachelors.
    You can do a Bachelors in Art (BA) - Art subjects include English, History, French, Literature - anything with essays
    or you can do a Bachelors in Science (Bsc) - Science subjects include Maths, Chemistry, Biology etc.

    You can also get things like Beng (Bachelors in Engineering) or BEd (Bachelors in Education)

    Sometimes a subject can come as a BA or a Bsc, for example "BA Psychology" would have essays, whereas "Bsc Psychology" would have more biology and science.
    Or "BA Geography" will have more history of countries and "Bsc Geography" will have more plate tectonics and science.

    (Hons) means the course is three years long and you do a dissertation (10,000 word essay) at the end. All degrees are honours degrees. If someone graduates without honours it means they basically nearly failed.

    MA/Msc are masters degrees, these are special hard degrees that you do AFTER university. Again, they can be a Masters in Art (Ma) or a Masters in Science (Msc)
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    In the vast majority of cases, to do a MA/MSc you'll need to have completed an appropriate undergraduate degree with a satisfactory grade.

    BA (Bachelor of Arts) suggests a more 'arts' orientated course, with perhaps more theory.
    BSc (Bachelor of Science) suggests a more 'scientific' based course.
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    with honours, it means it is classified, for eg First class, or upper second ... etc..
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    is there any difference between a Bsc and a BEconSc?
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    (Original post by 1.2.3.)
    is there any difference between a Bsc and a BEconSc?
    One is more pretentious than the other?
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    Thanks for all the Help!

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    You can do a masters as an undergraduate... some unis offer a four year course, instead of the three year bachelor course, don't they?
 
 
 
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