Most honours degrees are called Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc). Some subjects differ, for example, Bachelor of Education (BEd), the LLB in Law and BEng in Engineering. In Scotland it normally takes four years to achieve an honours degree and you will find that some honours degree titles are MA (Master of Arts) as well as Bachelors.
A Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) may be awarded after one year of undergraduate study and a Diploma in Higher Education (DipHE) may be awarded after two. These are sometimes referred to as intermediate-level qualifications.
Some undergraduate courses lead to intermediate qualifications; these include foundation degrees (FD) and Higher National Diplomas (HND). These are achievable following two years, full-time study (or part-time equivalent) and are almost always in work-related subjects. It is possible to ‘top up’ to an honours degree from a foundation degree or a Higher National Diploma by doing further study.
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