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Please Help!! Scottish Universities: degree structure!! watch

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    Hi, well at the minute I'm looking at different Universities and I'm looking at some Scottish ones e.g. St. Andrews and Glasgow but I'm soooo confused!! :bricks:

    Can someone please explain how the Flexible degree structure works please?? This is what I mean here http://www.dundee.ac.uk/undergraduat...d_overview.htm
    about half way down the page.


    Because Scottish students can go straight from highers to university, there is an extra year involved. Its not really an MA, only the ancients (Ox,Cam,St A,Gla,Aberdeen,Edin,TCD and Dundee because it was once part of St Andrews) award it, and for different reasons. Because of this extra year, you get a bit more flexibility, you don't have to decide on your final degree until third year (3rd and 4th are 'honours' years), typically picking three subjects in first and second and deciding to keep on one or two. This isn't the case for every degree (some require passing a specific set of modules), but its usually a bit more flexible. Therefore, if you gained admission to study History at Glasgow, you could take Philosophy and Politics along with it, perhaps drop Politics in second year, then decide that you didn't like history and took a degree in Philosophy- its really not very complicated.

    And theres loads of info and similar threads like this in the past on here, most of the stuff you can find without having to create a new thread.
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