Are BScs always more employable than BAs?

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i applied for maths and psychology and most unis offered either a MA (scottish unis), a BA or a BSc, but i just chose at random and all of them said it's only when they actually award you a degree that they really bother about which course you're on...*would explain why lou has no idea of what degree she is going to gain*

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(Original post by lou p lou)
i applied for maths and psychology and most unis offered either a MA (scottish unis), a BA or a BSc, but i just chose at random and all of them said it's only when they actually award you a degree that they really bother about which course you're on...*would explain why lou has no idea of what degree she is going to gain*

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Pretty sure that in your case you will get to pick (dependent on modules etc..) if you would like an MA or a BSc!!!
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(Original post by Leekey)
Pretty sure that in your case you will get to pick (dependent on modules etc..) if you would like an MA or a BSc!!!
i know i'll get to pick... thing is, i think i might already have when i applied because there were 2 codes and in the big directory thing at college it didn't specify which code was which... hence the random choice, but i did also get told i can change if my modules seem more sciency or vice versa.

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*has just been messing around on ucas site*

i think i'm on the BSc course, not the MA

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BSc and BA degrees are both equally employable. It just depends what kind of course you are taking to apply for that job.
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So please clarify, i dont get it. why are all of Cambridge's degrees BA's? for economics they ask for economics and maths.... :confused:
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(Original post by clare_m)
So please clarify, i dont get it. why are all of Cambridge's degrees BA's? for economics they ask for economics and maths.... :confused:
Purely tradition, I think.
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(Original post by Lord Huntroyde)
Purely tradition, I think.
Quite a silly one if you ask me (not that anybody is...)
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Hehe, maybe I'll harass Jools with more PMs
I think it's Bristol for Geog where you can/could choose whether you wanted a BA or BSc at the end of the same course. I don't think it's that big a deal whether you have a BA or BSc under your belt - it's largely a traditional formality - isn't Physics at Ox a Bachelor of Arts degree? Though if you have the choice you may as well pick the one which suits you best.
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Cambridge only offer BA's. If you do a science degree with them you still get a BA. Strange...
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what about "BEng" courses not that i did one, got a BSc myself.
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(Original post by clare_m)
So please clarify, i dont get it. why are all of Cambridge's degrees BA's? for economics they ask for economics and maths.... :confused:
I think economics degree is not a "scientific" kind of subject maybe.
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(Original post by trev1122)
I think economics degree is not a "scientific" kind of subject maybe.
I agree.. But what of physics? Biology? Cambridge also give BA's for those!
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I'd be more concerned with getting a degree than the letters that come with it.
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I'd be more concerned with getting a degree than the letters that come with it.
hehe, same here.

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(Original post by Whats_The_411?)
hehe, same here.

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Apparently I'm not very interesting :rolleyes:
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You get more letters though with a BSc
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(Original post by polthegael)
I agree.. But what of physics? Biology? Cambridge also give BA's for those!
Employers would still employ you as you know your subject very well alongside with a prestigous university.
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(Original post by polthegael)
I agree.. But what of physics? Biology? Cambridge also give BA's for those!
It's an historic thing, Cambridge have never offered BSc's. Oxford do the same.
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That is quite strange. We should go ask them.
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