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    How does the Scottish four year degree compare to the English three year degree and American four year degree? I know at the Scottish universities, you get a masters after four years. In the US, after four years, you have a bachelors, and then a masters is extra. Is the St Andrews/Edinburgh/etc masters you get after four years considered fully undergraduate or no?
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    (Original post by sjohnson98)
    How does the Scottish four year degree compare to the English three year degree and American four year degree? I know at the Scottish universities, you get a masters after four years. In the US, after four years, you have a bachelors, and then a masters is extra. Is the St Andrews/Edinburgh/etc masters you get after four years considered fully undergraduate or no?
    The four - year Scottish Master's degree is undergraduate.

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    (Original post by sjohnson98)
    How does the Scottish four year degree compare to the English three year degree and American four year degree? I know at the Scottish universities, you get a masters after four years. In the US, after four years, you have a bachelors, and then a masters is extra. Is the St Andrews/Edinburgh/etc masters you get after four years considered fully undergraduate or no?
    The scottish MA is EXACTLY the same as an English BA, the difference is the degree is fours years instead of three.

    The ancient universities of St Andrews, Edinburgh, Oxford, and Cambridge award MA degrees only because of historical tradition. The BA was a more modern version that was introduced by the government after the expansion of undergraduate learning in the 20th century. The BA became the standard and the MA stayed on at a few universities for the sake of tradition.
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    (Original post by colourtheory)
    The scottish MA is EXACTLY the same as an English BA, the difference is the degree is fours years instead of three.

    The ancient universities of St Andrews, Edinburgh, Oxford, and Cambridge award MA degrees only because of historical tradition. The BA was a more modern version that was introduced by the government after the expansion of undergraduate learning in the 20th century. The BA became the standard and the MA stayed on at a few universities for the sake of tradition.
    Sweet, the history behind it as well! Thanks!
 
 
 
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