BA (non - hons) degree Watch

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What are peoples generalperceptions of these? Are they ok or bit of a waste of time if they aren't honours?
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(Original post by stirlingboy)
What are peoples generalperceptions of these? Are they ok or bit of a waste of time if they aren't honours?
A total waste of time really.

Int he past, ordinary degrees were the norm for some subjects, esp vocational ones, and honours degrees weren't really available. These are 'acceptable'...

However, an ordinary degree in todays climate is usually awarded to people who fail to get high enough marks to get a 3rd class honours (i.e. below 40%). I certainly wouldn't want peeps to think I fell into that category! No matter how snobby that seems!
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It's a lot cheaper and quicker to make a big placard saying "I'm a failure".
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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).
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What exactly is a non-hons degree? A modular degree? :confused:
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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.
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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...
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What exactly is a non-hons degree? A modular degree? :confused:
An Ordinary degree.
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Is my modular degree a non-hns then??:eek:
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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.
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Is my modular degree a non-hns then??:eek:
It is nothing to do with modular degrees. Read the posts above :rolleyes:
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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).
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What are peoples generalperceptions of these? Are they ok or bit of a waste of time if they aren't honours?
Unless you've a penchant for acquiring what is to all practical purposes probably the most expensive toilet-paper in the World; then, 'yes' (to the latter).
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However there are a few non hons courses around - they tend to be part time or top up courses (for people who've already got a foundation degree or HND) in my experience.
HNC / D course are a qualification in its own right; as I'm sure your aware. However, the non-honours applies because some poeple can get into the 3rd year of certain universities. I managed to get an unconditional into 3rd year, although I didn't take it. Kings and QM both offered 2nd year entry honours, whereas the 3rd year entry was non-honours.
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