Ok, I know that Scottish courses are generally 4 years but what does that entail, I read in one prospectus that after 4 years you receive a BSc but Edinburgh say you will be awarded an MA...Can someone clear this up for me,
I was looking at Aberdeen a while back... you seemed to get an MA for an arts course and a BSc for a science course, even though they were both four years- but the entry requirements for the science courses were slightly lower.
My mum did a three year course and got an MA out of it at Glasgow
Usually science degrees are 4 year BSc's honours degrees and arts degrees are 4 year MA's.
Yeah, I've got to work my ass off for 5 years if I want my MEng or MSc.
Wow, that's kinda harsh. How come they only give out the masters for the arts course? Is it a historical thing or something?
The Scottish MA, with or without honours, is not equivalent to a post-graduate "Masters" degree - students awarded the first level post-graduate degree get an MLitt or MSc (or appropriate variant).
The traditional four year undergraduate programme allows students to study other subjects in the first one or two years (depending on the institution) in addition to the subject(s) of the eventual degree. It's quite common for students to change their degree intention after the first year when they realise that Social Anthropology interests them far more than Modern French Literature.