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    I keep seeing different terms e.g. 'BA' 'BSC' 'MA' 'HONS' etc. and I have no idea what they are.

    Are certain types frowned upon?
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    (Original post by Traore)
    I keep seeing different terms e.g. 'BA' 'BSC' 'MA' 'HONS' etc. and I have no idea what they are.

    Are certain types frowned upon?
    BA = Bachelor of Arts. These are for arts and humanities undergraduate degrees like history, english literature, etc.
    BSc = Bachelor of Science. These are for undergraduate degrees with a mathematical/science element to them, e.g. Maths, Physics, Biology, Statistics, etc.
    MA = Master of Arts. These are for arts and humanities masters degrees (i.e. postgraduate).
    MSc = Master of Science. These are for maths/science-heavy masters degrees (i.e. postgraduate)
    Hons = Honours. Most bachelors degrees will be honours degrees (meaning you have achieved a certain level in them)
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    (Original post by dinglebells)
    BA = Bachelor of Arts. These are for arts and humanities undergraduate degrees like history, english literature, etc.
    BSc = Bachelor of Science. These are for undergraduate degrees with a mathematical/science element to them, e.g. Maths, Physics, Biology, Statistics, etc.
    MA = Master of Arts. These are for arts and humanities masters degrees (i.e. postgraduate).
    MSc = Master of Science. These are for maths/science-heavy masters degrees (i.e. postgraduate)
    Hons = Honours. Most bachelors degrees will be honours degrees (meaning you have achieved a certain level in them)
    Thank you! The three courses I am considering are:
    - Psychology
    - Psychology and Criminology

    What would these be?
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    (Original post by Traore)
    Thank you! The three courses I am considering are:
    - Psychology
    - Psychology and Criminology

    What would these be?
    These can be BSc or BA depending on the university. You'd have to check for each university you're thinking of applying to.
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    (Original post by Traore)
    Thank you! The three courses I am considering are:
    - Psychology
    - Psychology and Criminology

    What would these be?
    Pretty sure all of these would be BScs - they are both sciences.
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    Thank you! The three courses I am considering are:
    - Psychology
    - Psychology and Criminology

    What would these be?
    Normally BA or BSc.

    Note: a BA course can often contain more science content than a BSc course. The degree type was usually decided by a committee years or even decades ago. Don’t worry too much about the different types/titles. Instead dig a bit deeper and look at the modules and topics you would study on each course.
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    I got a BSc but some students chose a BA for exactly the same course..

    There is also B Eng - usually some sort of Engineering
 
 
 

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