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    I attended a talk in my home country by British Council, and the presenter said that all british degrees are 3 years with honours.
    Is this true? I'm confused!


    Because recently I look through the website of UK universities.
    Some of them states degree awarded as Bsc, some Bsc (hons).


    Will someone please clarify if what the British Council say is true?
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    They're all with honours unless you do really badly - if you get below a third class honours (i.e. an average of 40% over your degree), but get more than the pass mark, then you get a degree without honours.
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    Medical Degrees don't have honours.
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    Not sure on the honours bit, but they're definitely not all 3 years. They're all at least 3 years, 4 for some courses, 5 for stuff like medicine or dentistry, 7 for architecture.
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    Well, you can't exactly call a petty degree like 'media studies' something with 'honours'.
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    Degrees with a grade of 1st, 2:1, 2:2 & 3rd are all honours degrees unless the specific course at a specific uni says otherwise.

    If you undertake an honours degree & gain enough marks to pass the three years (over 40% overall), but do not finish the necessary credits (generally if you fail a module in your final year, often the dissertation one) then some unis will allow you to tranfer your marks to an Ordinary (non-honours) Degree so that you leave uni with something rather than wasting those years.

    I think it's right, in England at least.
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    (Original post by aliciatanxt)
    I attended a talk in my home country by British Council, and the presenter said that all british degrees are 3 years with honours.
    Is this true? I'm confused!


    Because recently I look through the website of UK universities.
    Some of them states degree awarded as Bsc, some Bsc (hons).


    Will someone please clarify if what the British Council say is true?
    No in scotland you can do a non honours bsc degree. A honours in scotland takes 4 years and a non hounours is 3 years.

    EDIT: just to clarify, you can only do a 3 year non honours in certain subjects like business, marketing, sports science etc..... things like engineering and law where you have to have degree to become a professional of the subject then you have to do a minimum 4 year honours, in some cases masters.
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    (Original post by Fusilero)
    Medical Degrees don't have honours.
    Unless it's BSc Medicine (hons)

    But yeah, not a real medical degree :P
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    (Original post by U.S Lecce)
    No in scotland you can do a non honours bsc degree. A honours in scotland takes 4 years and a non hounours is 3 years.
    This is correct - britain is not the same thing as england.

    scotland is part of britain but it has a different education system (to cut a long story short)
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    (Original post by Joinedup)
    This is correct - britain is not the same thing as england.

    scotland is part of britain but it has a different education system (to cut a long story short)

    I know in scotland they have an entire diff system. I forgot what the presenter said but I just know she said british (or isit english?) degrees are all 3 yrs with honours.

    However I was browsing thru University of Leeds website, & I realised they don't put (hons) in their courses title. If (hons) is not stated, does it mean that they are ordinary degrees? (e.g Bsc International business)
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    (Original post by aliciatanxt)
    I know in scotland they have an entire diff system. I forgot what the presenter said but I just know she said british (or isit english?) degrees are all 3 yrs with honours.

    However I was browsing thru University of Leeds website, & I realised they don't put (hons) in their courses title. If (hons) is not stated, does it mean that they are ordinary degrees? (e.g Bsc International business)
    The ucas course finder says International Business (N120) 3FT Hon BSc.

    By all means check directly with the uni before applying but afaik the Hon is redundant in descriptions of English (& Welsh) degree programmes (i.e. they're all with hons) - so sometimes they might leave it off.
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    it is in fact possible to attain honours in the MBBS. (Approx) top 1% get it (with consistantly good performances and no failures) and very few of us actually know about it. Those who have it are just a little bit special.
 
 
 
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