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I'm guessing BSc is Science based but what does BA mean??
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I'm guessing BSc is Science based but what does BA mean??
Bachelor of arts
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I'm guessing BSc is Science based but what does BA mean??
the easiest way of understanding the difference between these is in looking at prospectus entries for a university which offers both. The short version is that where the distinction is marked the BSc will be a degree largely in physical geography and the BA in human geography.
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I'm guessing BSc is Science based but what does BA mean??
BA means "Batchelor of Arts" whereas BSc means "Batchelor of Science". Generally, BA degrees are in humanities/ arts subjects, whereas BSc degrees are for science/ other technical subjects. That being said, they are often used interchangeably and AFAIK there's no strict regulations over what classes as each category of degree, for example Oxford and Cambridge confer BA undergraduate degrees only to all students, regardless of discipline.

However, it could indicate a slight difference in the content and focus of the courses, for example the BA degree may have a higher component of human geography with lots of essay writing whereas the BSc might contain more practical work and modules in Geology or Earth Sciences. Tbh though, you can't really say much just by looking at "BA vs BSc" - if you're stuck trying to decide between two courses have a look in more detail at the course content, modules, percentage of practical work, assessment methods, etc. to figure out which would suit you better..
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In Scotland the Geography aspect of the BA/MA or BSC Geography degree will be the exact same. The difference is what subjects you study alongside Geography. For example a Student studying MA Geography might take modules in philosophy, politics, a language. A student studying BSC Geography will choose modules in science subjects such as chemisty, physics or biology. I do not know if it is the same in England.
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