Honours Degrees

Student graduatingThere are many types of degree including ...

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Bachelor of Education (BEd)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)

Degrees are offered by colleges and universities in a huge range of subjects, for example:

  • vocational, such as medicine, computing, business and even eg golf or hairdressing management
  • academic or non work-related, such as history, English, French
  • single subjects, such as chemistry, English
  • joint subjects, such as French with chemistry
  • combined subjects, such as biology and chemistry or German and law

Many can be studied on either a part-time or full-time basis. They usually take three or four years of full-time study to complete - up to six years part-time.

Institutions set their own entry requirements but qualifications at level 3 or evidence of recent study is usually required, such as an access course. Specific degrees are needed for some professions such as dentistry, architecture or surveying.

Part-time degrees may form part of a degree apprenticeship.

Look on GOV.UK for what different qualification levels mean


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