Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Bachelor of Arts (BA) is higher education qualification studied at Higher Education Colleges or universities that helps students to develop a thorough understanding of a subject at levels 4/5 and 6. Unlike other courses such as Accountancy, BAs are assessed on an entirely academic basis. The BA requires specialist knowledge on a particular subject or subjects and is commonly assessed through essays and dissertations. It develops students’ critical-thinking, information utilisation and transference, and written and spoken skills. A level of study and information presentation is required leading to Masters or Phd study. Bas take three years full-time or four years part-time to complete. Usually lecture attendance is required. Online study is possible with most universities, but not with the best universities, but flexible learning can be negotiated with even the better universities. UK degrees are classified as either Ordinary or Honours – this can vary according to the university or college. Top students are awarded a First Class degree, the next an Upper Second Class degree (usually referred to as a 2:1), followed by a Lower Second Class degree (usually referred to as a 2:2), while those with the lowest marks gain a Third Class degree. BA course are generally suitable for school and college leavers with a level-3 qualification such as A-Level, BTEC, Higher Secondary Certificates, etc. For the better universities such as Bristol, Durham or Cambridge and Oxford a student is expected to obtain the highest marks in each subject taken. Competition is fierce at these universities.
- Help to gain skills that can lead to highly skilled employment or professional status, advanced degree programmes and more.
- Students receive an excellent education across the range of topics restricted to an area of interest in a supportive and responsive environment.
- Will be able to understand and demonstrate the main concepts, approaches and theories studied in the BA.
- A BA degree is unique to areas of interest, academic strengths and future career goals
- A BA involves a range of qualitative and quantitative skills that can be applied to academic disciplines and future careers. Managers in many industries now require a degree.
- Art and Design
- Animation & Illustration
- Built Environment
- Business and Management
- Dance, Drama and Music
- Education & Learning
- Graphic Design & Photography
- Health and Social care
- Journalism and PR
- Nursing and Caring Professions
- Media, Film and Cultural Study
- Music and Theatre
- Social Science
- Tourism and Hospitality
- GCE A levels, IB, BTEC Level 3, Extended Diploma, and Cambridge Pre-U Diploma. Higher secondary Certificate.
- All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements
- For this course it is Academic IELTS (UKVI) of 6.0 overall, with no element below 5.5
BA (Hons)Bachelor of Arts with Honours
All Arts undergraduate courses at UK universities lead to a Bachelor of Arts. Students enrol on either a BA or BA (Hons) degree course. The standard BA is usually known as an ‘Ordinary’ BA and is equivalent to 300 credits usually omitting the project or dissertation in the final year.
The ‘Hons’ represents 360+ credits of study typically over three years full time and often contains a substantial project or dissertation during the final year of study.
The allocation of marks according to level achieved is as described above for both standard and Honours degrees. After successful completion of the Honours course a student has the right to add Honours to their degree. An Ordinary or unclassified degree (which does not give the graduate the right to add Hons) may be awarded if a student has completed the full honours degree course but has obtained a very low pass mark that is insufficient to merit a third-class honours degree
Key features of the course:
- Helping to develop students own creative path through exploration, experimentation and risk taking as well as developing written and knowledge transference skills.
- Offers the opportunity to combine high-level study of the English language with a carefully chosen subject.
- Understand a range of issues that can offer greater insight into the way business functions on a local and global level.
- Will help students to think in an innovative and creative way. Learning about leadership, strategy and entrepreneurship
- Will develop intellectual capacity, analytical skills and have a strong knowledge and understanding of a chosen area of interest.
- GCE A levels, IB, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma, and Cambridge Pre-U Diploma. Higher secondary Certificate.
- All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS (UKVI) of 6.0 overall, with no element below 5.5.
BSc (Hons)Bachelor of Science with Honours
A Bachelor of Science is referred to as a BSc and BSc (Hons). In the UK, except Scotland, an honours degree is completed over a three-year period. It represents a considerable investment of time and money, but nevertheless provides substantial opportunities in the modern world. In Britain and Ireland, as in the United States and Canada, a Bachelor of Science is typically awarded upon the successful completion of an undergraduate programme in one or more fields of the sciences. The completion period for the degree varies according to the nature of study, as, for example, on-line study than direct study at a university. As with the BA, t he top students are awarded a First Class degree, the next best, an Upper Second class degree (usually referred to as a 2:1), followed by a lower second class degree (usually referred to as a 2:2), while those with the lowest acceptable marks gain a Third Class degree The Bachelor of Science with Honours degree comprises one full-time year of coursework that includes a research component. Students are admitted to the BSc (Hons) programme following the completion of a Bachelor of Science degree with a high level of achievement in their subject area.