Types of Programme Specification
The University has programme specifications for undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes.
Undergraduate Programmes lead to the first level of university degree. Examples of undergraduate degrees offered at Glasgow include Master of Arts* (MA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Engineering (BEng), Bachelor of Laws (LLB). A person studying for a first degree is known as an undergraduate.
You will find that for certain subjects more than one type of degree is available and these will normally be detailed in a single programme specification. For example, Geography is available as a MA, a MA(SocSci) or a BSc degree. (The type of final degree awarded depends on the College you study in.)
Please note that the subject you are interested in may be available as single Honours or combined with another subject to make up a joint Honours programme. The University offers a large number of joint Honours combinations. This adds greatly to the breadth of student choice at the University. Schools should write one comprehensive programme specification for their portion of a joint programme.
Postgraduate programmes are undertaken either by those who already have an undergraduate degree or by those who may not have a first degree but have gained valuable experience in their professional lives allowing them to pursue an advanced course of study. Postgraduate awards include Master of Letters (MLitt), Master of Science (MSc), Master of Accountancy (MAcc), Postgraduate Diplomas (PgDip).
For a complete list of programmes offered by the University please consult:
* The ancient Scottish Universities award an undergraduate Master of Arts to Arts and Social Science students (rather than a Bachelor of Arts) reflecting our tradition and antiquity.