What are peoples generalperceptions of these? Are they ok or bit of a waste of time if they aren't honours?
It's a lot cheaper and quicker to make a big placard saying "I'm a failure".
I have to agree with Fluffy. They used to be respected back then when hardly anyone had a degree, but today, getting a 2nd class honours is the norm (amongst the educated).
Just FYI - in Singapore and Scotland (probably more countries, I just don't know which ones), if you do your degree programme for only 3 years, you're awarded a degree without hons. You can only qualify for hons (1st, 2:1, 2:2, 3) if you study it for a 4th year.
Thought a non-hons was what you got if you only pass by the skin of your teeth, didn't think they were a choice...
I thought that it was about it being only institutions that had their own degree awarding powers could give out BA hons...which was why Uni Colleges usually offered just BA's....is that not right?
I didn't even realise the difference with BA/BA hons when I applied. Man. There is so much I wish I'd known back then.
Any degree without honours is worth jack sh^t - dont even try it - you would be better off not going to uni if you are thinking about job propsects since that certificate confers your status as a baboon. Your honours is linked to your degree classification and is dependent on a final project of some description (dissertation, synoptic module, exams etc).