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    Hi,
    I was told by a few people that by the end of the 3 rd year of my 4th year course at university, I will have a degree, just not the full honours degree. Is this true for Scottish universities?
    Just to be clear, I'm going into my 4th year of my course in psychology (BSc)

    I know this may come across as a simple question, but it's been difficult finding the answer to my question elsewhere.
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    You would be able to leave at the end of 3rd year with a ordinary degree but in all fairness, they are worth next to nothing. You need to complete your 4th year and get a honours degree really.
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    (Original post by qno2)
    You would be able to leave at the end of 3rd year with a ordinary degree but in all fairness, they are worth next to nothing. You need to complete your 4th year and get a honours degree really.
    Oh I see, thanks for the info. Does the ordinary degree have a name?
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    (Original post by NathanPic)
    Oh I see, thanks for the info. Does the ordinary degree have a name?
    Yes, its a Bsc as opposed to a Bsc (Hons). The Hons bit is the difference and a very important distinction.
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    Right, I understand now, thanks for your help!
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    (Original post by NathanPic)
    I was told by a few people that by the end of the 3 rd year of my 4th year course at university, I will have a degree, just not the full honours degree. Is this true for Scottish universities?
    (Original post by qno2)
    You would be able to leave at the end of 3rd year with a ordinary degree but in all fairness, they are worth next to nothing. You need to complete your 4th year and get a honours degree really.
    Qno2 is correct, you can apply to leave at the end of third year with a non-honours Bachelor's degree (called an Ordinary, General, Designated or Pass). While I wouldn't go as far as to say they are "worth next to nothing", I wouldn't recommend anyone drop-out and take the Ordinary.

    Ordinary degrees are not acceptable for entry to any UK masters course, which generally require 2:1 hons or above(occasionally 2:2), and they aren't acceptable for almost any
    graduate programme/scheme either. It would only be good for things like teaching, and even then, you would face strong competition from honours-graduating colleagues after the guaranteed NQT year.
 
 
 
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