Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    Google is making it really difficult to grasp what the Scottish system actually is. I get that I can take modules from a bunch of things but that's about all I've been able to ascertain at all. (and I don't even know if that bit of knowledge is technically correct)

    pls send help
    • TSR Support Team
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Support Team
    (Original post by Retired_Messiah)
    Google is making it really difficult to grasp what the Scottish system actually is. I get that I can take modules from a bunch of things but that's about all I've been able to ascertain at all. (and I don't even know if that bit of knowledge is technically correct)

    pls send help
    Most common setup is you get to take 2-3 outside subjects in your first and second years, then dwindle it down to just 1 or 2 from after that point when you go into the 'honours' years of 3rd and 4th year.

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Most common setup is you get to take 2-3 outside subjects in your first and second years, then dwindle it down to just 1 or 2 from after that point when you go into the 'honours' years of 3rd and 4th year.
    Cool cool, could I theoretically apply for just philosophy and then pick up something that isn't even an arts subject while I'm there or is that generally too wild?
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Retired_Messiah)
    Google is making it really difficult to grasp what the Scottish system actually is. I get that I can take modules from a bunch of things but that's about all I've been able to ascertain at all. (and I don't even know if that bit of knowledge is technically correct)

    pls send help
    There are modular degrees available at a range of UK unis, not all of them Scottish e.g. Durham and Reading.

    If you have found a modular degree such as the one offered by St Andrews, then you need to look at the information provided by them. Each uni can run their modular degrees as they want to. This is how St Andrews explains theirs:
    https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/ug/options/flexible/

    Scottish*unis also offer standard 3 or 4 year degrees based on one or two subjects, so you aren't limited to that type of degree if you're going to study in Scotland.
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: September 12, 2016
Poll
Do you agree with the PM's proposal to cut tuition fees for some courses?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.