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    I'm an English A level student (year 12) thinking of doing physics at university. Edinburgh and St Andrews are both high on UK league tables for physics and their departments look good, and Edinburgh especially looks like a nice place to live, but Scottish degrees work all different. In the Edinburgh prospectus it says you can enter in the 2nd year, but with much higher entry requirements. But the first year seems to be kinda between A level and degree level in the UK, as Scottish highers are a year earlier than A levels (or something like that?).
    Basically, is it worth considering a Scottish degree? - it takes 4 years to get a BSc, whereas after that amount of time in England you could have a masters or have done a year abroad.
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    (Original post by TIF141)
    I'm an English A level student (year 12) thinking of doing physics at university. Edinburgh and St Andrews are both high on UK league tables for physics and their departments look good, and Edinburgh especially looks like a nice place to live, but Scottish degrees work all different. In the Edinburgh prospectus it says you can enter in the 2nd year, but with much higher entry requirements. But the first year seems to be kinda between A level and degree level in the UK, as Scottish highers are a year earlier than A levels (or something like that?).
    Basically, is it worth considering a Scottish degree? - it takes 4 years to get a BSc, whereas after that amount of time in England you could have a masters or have done a year abroad.
    If youre doing A-levels (in the right subject) you want to be applying for 2nd year entry as first year can be thought of as a foundation year if you like

    The second year entry requirements are not really higher than the standard first year entry of similarly ranked unis in england like nottingham, bristol, lancaster etc
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    (Original post by TIF141)
    I'm an English A level student (year 12) thinking of doing physics at university. Edinburgh and St Andrews are both high on UK league tables for physics and their departments look good, and Edinburgh especially looks like a nice place to live, but Scottish degrees work all different. In the Edinburgh prospectus it says you can enter in the 2nd year, but with much higher entry requirements. But the first year seems to be kinda between A level and degree level in the UK, as Scottish highers are a year earlier than A levels (or something like that?).
    Basically, is it worth considering a Scottish degree? - it takes 4 years to get a BSc, whereas after that amount of time in England you could have a masters or have done a year abroad.
    The University of West Scotland is quite good
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    (Original post by TIF141)
    I'm an English A level student (year 12) thinking of doing physics at university. Edinburgh and St Andrews are both high on UK league tables for physics and their departments look good, and Edinburgh especially looks like a nice place to live, but Scottish degrees work all different. In the Edinburgh prospectus it says you can enter in the 2nd year, but with much higher entry requirements. But the first year seems to be kinda between A level and degree level in the UK, as Scottish highers are a year earlier than A levels (or something like that?).
    Basically, is it worth considering a Scottish degree? - it takes 4 years to get a BSc, whereas after that amount of time in England you could have a masters or have done a year abroad.
    You'll be applying for second year entry anyway, so your concerns are IRRELEVANT.
 
 
 
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