Difference Between Master of arts and Bachelor of Science in Scotland

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    Hi am unsure whether this is the best spot to ask this question but I don't really understand the difference. Especially in the university of St Andrews. All courses there are can be studied as a Master of arts and a bachelor of science.

    Is there a big difference between these two. Both the bachelor and master degrees at St Andrews are for four years and have the same course content.

    Another thing I was wondering was whether a Scottish master of arts is as good as a bachelor of science. Someone told me a bachelor of science is regarded as more valuable.
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    (Original post by Ben Gee)
    Hi am unsure whether this is the best spot to ask this question but I don't really understand the difference. Especially in the university of St Andrews. All courses there are can be studied as a Master of arts and a bachelor of science.

    Is there a big difference between these two. Both the bachelor and master degrees at St Andrews are for four years and have the same course content.

    Another thing I was wondering was whether a Scottish master of arts is as good as a bachelor of science. Someone told me a bachelor of science is regarded as more valuable.
    It's not a masters degree. MA is arts based, while BSc is schience based - so go for the content which you're most interested in
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    I'm aware that both are undergraduate based and that a BSc is more maths/science based however when on St Andrews website there is no difference between these two in terms of the course set up.
    Also I was wondering if the Scottish master of arts undergraduate degree is seen as inferior to the more commonly studied BSc.
    PS I want to study economics
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    In Scotland a Master's is an undergraduate? @ _ @

    I can tell you that arts degrees are not seen as 'less valuable' than science degrees, especially for subjects like yours (Economics) where it can come under either category.
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    (Original post by Ben Gee)
    Hi am unsure whether this is the best spot to ask this question but I don't really understand the difference. Especially in the university of St Andrews. All courses there are can be studied as a Master of arts and a bachelor of science.

    Is there a big difference between these two. Both the bachelor and master degrees at St Andrews are for four years and have the same course content.

    Another thing I was wondering was whether a Scottish master of arts is as good as a bachelor of science. Someone told me a bachelor of science is regarded as more valuable.
    (Original post by Abstract_Prism)
    In Scotland a Master's is an undergraduate? @ _ @
    Like Oxbridge, and Trinity College Dublin, the "ancient" universities in Scotland can award MAs to their undergraduates.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancien...of_Arts_degree
 
 
 
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