Studying for a degree in Science

Studying for a degree in Science

An Honours degree at Glasgow offers you the flexibility to study a range of subjects in your first two years, giving you a breadth of experience before deciding what subjects you would like to specialise in for your final degree. If you choose to specialise in one subject you’ll take a Single Honours degree and if you choose to specialise in two subjects you’ll take a Joint Honours degree.

In first year you normally choose courses in three subjects at Level-1, according to your interests and any long-term plans.

Although your interest is likely to be in science subjects, you may be able to choose an arts or social sciences subject.

In second year you normally go on with two of your Level-1 subjects at Level-2.

At the end of the second year you’ll normally progress to

  • Bachelor of Science with Honours, which is a four-year degree, or
  • Master in Science, which is a five-year, Advanced Honours degree, or
  • Bachelor of Science designated degree, which is a three-year degree.

Example of a BSc Single Honours degree path

Year 1
Choose three different subjects according to your interests.
Mathematics
Level-1
Physics
Level-1
Chemistry
Level-1
Year 2
Continue with two of your first-year subjects
Mathematics
Level-2
Physics
Level-2
 
Year 3
You'll study your degree subject exclusively from third year onwards
Mathematics
Level-3
   
Year 4 Mathematics
Level-4
   
Honours degree destination =
BSc with Honours in Mathematics