Why are the Bsc courses 4 years long?

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I'm looking at Aberdeen uni, primarily biomedical sciences (pharmacology) and I noticed all their courses are 4 years long for a Bsc. It mentioned an honours year in the modules in the 4th year but everywhere else that does Bsc (hons) is just 3 years? I only recently started looking at unis so I may just be ignorant to the types of courses and durations but it seems like an Msci course? Their Msci courses are the ones with industrial placements and are 5 years long though.
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I'm looking at Aberdeen uni, primarily biomedical sciences (pharmacology) and I noticed all their courses are 4 years long for a Bsc. It mentioned an honours year in the modules in the 4th year but everywhere else that does Bsc (hons) is just 3 years? I only recently started looking at unis so I may just be ignorant to the types of courses and durations but it seems like an Msci course? Their Msci courses are the ones with industrial placements and are 5 years long though.
Bsc courses in Scotland are 4 years long
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Bachelor's degrees in Scotland are all 4 years as you study more subjects.
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(Original post by flaurie)
Bsc courses in Scotland are 4 years long
Thank you so much! I'd tried to search it up but I was probably being too specific about it being just Aberdeen because I hadn't looked into other Scottish unis yet

(Original post by hungrysalamander)
Bachelor's degrees in Scotland are all 4 years as you study more subjects.
Thank you!!
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I'm looking at Aberdeen uni, primarily biomedical sciences (pharmacology) and I noticed all their courses are 4 years long for a Bsc. It mentioned an honours year in the modules in the 4th year but everywhere else that does Bsc (hons) is just 3 years? I only recently started looking at unis so I may just be ignorant to the types of courses and durations but it seems like an Msci course? Their Msci courses are the ones with industrial placements and are 5 years long though.
My understanding is that standard Scottish Highers are similar in equivalence to the AS level. For example, an A in a Higher is worth 33 UCAS points where an A at A level is worth 48 points. There are Advanced Highers worth more points, but not all students take these. Hence, BSc/BA degrees from Scottish unis take four rather three years to cover the detail not covered in the Highers.
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It is. Higher Grades are equivalent to an AS Level due to them lasting an equal length of time, a year. Advanced Highers/CSYS when I was at school were only for those who did their higher in the fifth year and were awarded an A or B at higher. Plus it is possible to go to uni straight after fifth year as well.

The thread starter mentioned Aberdeen Uni, and Aberdeen along with Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and St Andrews all offer MAs as a first degree in arts subjects. Yet is not seen as being equivalent to integrated masters.

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My understanding is that standard Scottish Highers are similar in equivalence to the AS level. For example, an A in a Higher is worth 33 UCAS points where an A at A level is worth 48 points. There are Advanced Highers worth more points, but not all students take these. Hence, BSc/BA degrees from
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Well, Scotland is pretty much a third world country leached to England and that comes with budged friendly public education system They need the extra year to learn how to read before the actual degree starts
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