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Anyone know if it's more BSc or BA? I'd prefer a more mathematical degree in the BSc but as it's given as an MA, I don't know.

Can any current students help? It would be appreciated.
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Anyone know if it's more BSc or BA? I'd prefer a more mathematical degree in the BSc but as it's given as an MA, I don't know.

Can any current students help? It would be appreciated.
Is this with regards to a Scottish undergraduate degree? I think it would be best to email the admissions department and carefully look at the course content which should give you a greater insight into the ins and outs of the course. It looks to me as if an MA might be more essay based, IE. Master of Arts as opposed to Master of Science (MSci). Saying that however, the St Andrews website is pretty ambiguous so I would hesitate about making any presumptions. MSci tends to be allocated to degrees in the sciences so an MA might very well be the equivalent of an English BSc.
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It's just a tradition of the classic Scottish universities to offer undergraduate MAs. They're equivalent to a Bachelor's degree...whether or not it is mathematical enough for you is something you must decide by looking through the course content.
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I would say its more of a BA than a BSc just because Scottish unis do award a BSc for the Sciences like Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Medicine. They award the MA for the humanities.
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I would say its more of a BA than a BSc just because Scottish unis do award a BSc for the Sciences like Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Medicine. They award the MA for the humanities.
And for social sciences they are schizophrenic and seem to offer either MA or BSc in some subjects like Geography.
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Anyone know if it's more BSc or BA? I'd prefer a more mathematical degree in the BSc but as it's given as an MA, I don't know.

Can any current students help? It would be appreciated.
It's very mathematical - they use Renshaw, Maths for Economics and there are weekly maths seminars.
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