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    what are all the different types of degrees and their corresponding abbreviation's (e.g. phd, bsc). and how long do they take to get
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    I've probably missed some out, but these are the ones you're most likely to come across:

    Foundation degrees:

    Foundation of Arts (FdA) - 2 years
    Foundation of Engineering (FdEng) - 2 years
    Foundation of Sciences (FdSc) - 2 years

    Undergraduate degrees:

    Bachelor of Arts (BA) - in Scotland they call it MA (Hons) - 3 to 4 years
    Bachelor of Science (BSc) - 3 to 4 years
    Bachelor of Economics (BScEcon) - 3 years
    Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc) - 3 years
    Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) - 3 years
    Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) - 3 years
    Bachelor of Education (BEd) - 3 years
    Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) - 3 years
    Bachelor of Laws (LLB) - 3 years
    Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) - 3 years
    Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSci) - 3 years
    Bachelor of Midwifery (BMid) - 3 years
    Bachelor of Music (BMus) - 3 years
    Bachelor of Social Science (BSocSc) - 3 years
    Bachelor of Nursing (BN, BNus) - 3 years
    Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) - 3 years
    Medicine (MB ChB, MB BCh, MB BS, BM BCh, BM BS, MB BChir) - 4 to 5 years
    Veterinary Medicine (BA VetMB, BVM&S, BVMS, BVM BVS BVMedSci, BVetMed) - 4 to 5 years
    Dentistry (BDS, LDS, BChD) - 4 to 5 years

    Undergraduate masters:

    Master of Science (MSci) - 4 years
    Master of Earth Science (MEsci) - 4 years
    Master of Geology (MGeol) - 4 years
    Master of Physics (MPhys) - 4 years
    Master of Biology (MBeol, MBiolSci) - 4 years
    Master of Chemistry (MChem) - 4 years
    Master of Engineering (MEng) - 4 years
    Master of Economics (MEcon) - 4 years
    Master of Languages (MLang) - 4 years
    Master of Biochemistry (MBiochem) - 4 years
    Master of Computer Science (MCompSci) - 4 years
    Master of Mathematics (MMath) - 4 years
    Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) - 4 years
    Master of Geography (MGeog) - 4 years
    Master of Geophysics (MGeophys) - 4 years
    Master of Oceanography (MOcean) - 4 years

    Postgraduate degrees:

    Master of Arts (MA) - 1 year
    Master of Science (MSc) - 1 year
    Master of Laws (LLM) - 1 year
    Master of Architecture (MArch) - 1 year
    Master of Business Administration (MBA) - 1 to 2 years
    Master of Education (MEd) - 1 year
    Master of Fine Art (MFA) - 1 year
    Master of Letters (MLitt) - 1 year
    Master of Music (MMus) - 1 year
    Master of Social Science (MSocSc) - 1 year
    Master of Studies (MSt) - 1 year
    Master of Theology (MTheol) - 1 to 2 years
    Master of Research (MRes) - 1 to 2 years
    Master of Philosophy (MPhil) - 1 to 2 years
    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, DPhil) - 3 to 4 years
    Doctor of Counselling Psychology (DCounsPych) - 3 to 4 years
    Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych) - 3 to 4 years
    Doctor of Education (EdD) - 3 to 4 years
    Doctor of Music (DMus, MusD) - 3 to 4 years
    Doctor of Social Science (SocScD) - 3 to 4 years
    Doctor of Engineering (EngD) - 3 to 4 years
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    I've probably missed some out, but these are the ones you're most likely to come across:

    Foundation degrees:

    Foundation of Arts (FdA) - 2 years
    Foundation of Engineering (FdEng) - 2 years
    Foundation of Sciences (FdSc) - 2 years

    Undergraduate degrees:

    Bachelor of Arts (BA) - in Scotland they call it MA (Hons) - 3 to 4 years
    Bachelor of Science (BSc) - 3 to 4 years
    Bachelor of Economics (BScEcon) - 3 years
    Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc) - 3 years
    Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) - 3 years
    Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) - 3 years
    Bachelor of Education (BEd) - 3 years
    Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) - 3 years
    Bachelor of Laws (LLB) - 3 years
    Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) - 3 years
    Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSci) - 3 years
    Bachelor of Midwifery (BMid) - 3 years
    Bachelor of Music (BMus) - 3 years
    Bachelor of Social Science (BSocSc) - 3 years
    Bachelor of Nursing (BN, BNus) - 3 years
    Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) - 3 years
    Medicine (MB ChB, MB BCh, MB BS, BM BCh, BM BS, MB BChir) - 4 to 5 years
    Veterinary Medicine (BA VetMB, BVM&S, BVMS, BVM BVS BVMedSci, BVetMed) - 4 to 5 years
    Dentistry (BDS, LDS, BChD) - 4 to 5 years

    Undergraduate masters:

    Master of Science (MSci) - 4 years
    Master of Earth Science (MEsci) - 4 years
    Master of Geology (MGeol) - 4 years
    Master of Physics (MPhys) - 4 years
    Master of Biology (MBeol, MBiolSci) - 4 years
    Master of Chemistry (MChem) - 4 years
    Master of Engineering (MEng) - 4 years
    Master of Economics (MEcon) - 4 years
    Master of Languages (MLang) - 4 years
    Master of Biochemistry (MBiochem) - 4 years
    Master of Computer Science (MCompSci) - 4 years
    Master of Mathematics (MMath) - 4 years
    Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) - 4 years
    Master of Geography (MGeog) - 4 years
    Master of Geophysics (MGeophys) - 4 years
    Master of Oceanography (MOcean) - 4 years

    Postgraduate degrees:

    Master of Arts (MA) - 1 year
    Master of Science (MSc) - 1 year
    Master of Laws (LLM) - 1 year
    Master of Architecture (MArch) - 1 year
    Master of Business Administration (MBA) - 1 to 2 years
    Master of Education (MEd) - 1 year
    Master of Fine Art (MFA) - 1 year
    Master of Letters (MLitt) - 1 year
    Master of Music (MMus) - 1 year
    Master of Social Science (MSocSc) - 1 year
    Master of Studies (MSt) - 1 year
    Master of Theology (MTheol) - 1 to 2 years
    Master of Research (MRes) - 1 to 2 years
    Master of Philosophy (MPhil) - 1 to 2 years
    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, DPhil) - 3 to 4 years
    Doctor of Counselling Psychology (DCounsPych) - 3 to 4 years
    Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych) - 3 to 4 years
    Doctor of Education (EdD) - 3 to 4 years
    Doctor of Music (DMus, MusD) - 3 to 4 years
    Doctor of Social Science (SocScD) - 3 to 4 years
    Doctor of Engineering (EngD) - 3 to 4 years
    I think you got everything! Except I'm pretty sure up here, an MA can be either a stand-alone postgrad degree, or it's un undergrad integrated master's.
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    Is there a difference between a MA and Bsc
    An MA (Masters degree) is a higher level than a BSc (undergraduate degree). An MA is based in the Humanities, whilst a BSc would be in scientific subjects.
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    (Original post by marshmellow:))
    what are all the different types of degrees and their corresponding abbreviation's (e.g. phd, bsc). and how long do they take to get
    There are many different types of degree:

    FDSc This is a foundation degree aimed at people who have little or no experience in a subject for instance if you did A levels in english maths and film you'd do a FDSc it takes 3-4 years depending if you want to top up to the full bachelors the first year is called year zero and provides a foundation giving the degree it's name.

    BSc,BA,BENG are what most people start on ad the 3-4 years depending on a year in industry the stand for bachelor in Science, Arts, Engineering some engineering subjects are offered at both BSc and BEng after the BSc you get incorporated engineer status after a BEng you get chartered engineer status a BA is done in the arts and subjects like history. most of there are now honours degrees .

    MA.MSC.Meng these take 1 or 4 years if you enter at undergraduate level you will do a bachelors course then take an extra year for the Masters course you can also enter a Masters course at postgraduate level and it will take you a year.

    PhD This is a 3 year course and the focus is a thesis of original work or research you are required to submit your thesis within 12 months off the end of the course you also may be required to teach at undergraduate level at some universitys

    those are all the degrees some universitys also offer an award called and HND or HNC although lumped together these are actually different.

    A Btech HND will take 2 years ad are classed as a work based qualification it has a more coursed work based approach and is exactly what it says on the tin a Higher National Diploma it does however allow you on to the 3rd year of a degree (called a top up year) upon completion your final year will involve a project similar to degree however it's not such a huge qualification the HNC is the first year of this usually taken part time over 2 years or full time over 1.
 
 
 
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