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Honours degree subjects

Subject benchmark statements for subjects studied at honours degree level 

Subject benchmark statements for bachelor's degrees with honours are available in the following subjects. (See also the benchmark statements for qua​lifying awards for professions in Scotland.)

Accounting (2016)

Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Food and Consumer Sciences (2016)

Anthropology (2015)

Archaeology (2014)​

Architectural technology (2014)

Architecture (2010) (PDF, 585 KB)

Area Studies (2016)

Art and Design (2016)

Biomedical science (2015)

Biosciences (2015)

Business and Management (2015)

Chemistry (2014)

Classics and Ancient History (including Byzantine Studies and Modern Greek) (2014)

Communication, Media, Film and Cultural Studies (2016)

Computing (2016)

Counselling and psychotherapy (2013) (PDF, 150 KB)​​​

Creative Writing (2016)

Criminology (2014) (PDF, 403 KB)

Dance, Drama and Performance (2015)

Dentistry (2002) (PDF, 44 KB)

Dietetics (pre-registration) (2017)

Early childhood studies (2014)

Earth sciences, environmental sciences and environmental studies (2014)

Economics (2015)

Education Studies (2015)

Engineering (2015)

English (2015)

Events, Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism (2016)

Finance (2016)

Forensic science (2012) (PDF, 120 KB)

Geography (2014)

Health Studies (2016)

History (2014)

History of Art, Architecture and Design (2016)

Housing studies (2014)

Landscape Architecture (2016)

Land, Construction, Real Estate and Surveying (2016)

Languages, Cultures and Societies (2015)

Law (2015)

Librarianship, Information, Knowledge, Records and Archives Management (2015)

Linguistics (2015)

Materials (2017)

Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research (2015)

Annex to Mathematics, statistics and operational research to cover integrated master's degrees (2009) (PDF, 99 KB)

Medicine (2002) (PDF, 46 KB)

Music (2016)

Optometry (2015)​

Osteopathy (2015)

Paramedics (2016)

Philosophy (2015)

Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics (2016)

Politics and International Relations (2015)