Undergraduate – Bachelor degree
An undergraduate degree (also called first degree or simply degree) is a colloquial term for an academic degree earned by a person who has completed undergraduate courses. In the United Kingdom, it is usually offered at an institution of higher education, such as a college or university. The most common type of these undergraduate degrees are associate’s degree and bachelor’s degree. Bachelor’s degree typically takes at least three or four years to complete.In some other educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a master’s degree; this is the case for some science courses in Britain and some long-cycle medicine courses in Europe. These degrees can be categorised as basic or first professional degrees.
In the United Kingdom, a bachelor’s degree is the most common type of “undergraduate degree”. Some master’s degrees can be undertaken immediately after finishing secondary education; however, these courses are usually extended versions of bachelor’s degree programs, taking an additional year to complete. Most bachelor’s degrees take three years to complete, with some notable exceptions, such as Medicine taking five years. Often students can initially enroll in a 4-year program then leave after three years and be awarded a bachelor’s degree.