(Original post by TheUnbeliever)
There's almost certainly no difference in this case. For historical reasons, the Scottish ancients all award MAs as their initial 4-year undergraduate degree in the arts and humanities. It's equivalent to a Bachelor's from a non-ancient. If it's a 'true' (integrated) Master's then you'll have an extra year of study, as Kirsteneg said, and it's likely to have a more specific name (e.g. MInf for Master of Informatics).
Thanks for the explanation, I was really confused about them!
So really, there's not much difference between MA Hons and BA Hons?
Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and Stirling are all 4 years, and Aberdeen and Edinburgh are both MA Hons, whereas Stirling is BA Hons.
Glasgow and St. Andrews are both 5 years MA Hons.
It's unnecessarily confusing