Degree Levels Watch
-Sorry if i have posted it in the wrong thread and thanks for all your asnwers.
I think what that wiki quote is going on about is that you can also now do a four year degree which incorporates a masters degree into it. So say you wanted to study maths at university. You could either:
a) do a normal, three year undergraduate degree in mathematics, then leave with a bachelors degree (what most people do).
b) do a normal, three year undergraduate degree in mathematics, then go and do a one year masters degree in mathematics at the same or a different university. You now have both a bachelors degree and a masters degree.
c) study for a MMath degree, which is a four year degree which incorporates the master degree into it.
I think that's correct. Someone with brains will hopefully come along and verify that
Bachelor's - 3 years, unless you have a placement year or year abroad in which case 4
Master's - typically 1 year
Doctorate - varies, but maybe 3 years
It's possible to go from A-levels to "undergraduate Masters" courses, which essentially combine the first two and last four years.