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honours degree

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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honours degreeˈhonours deˌgree noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 SECa British university degree that is above the basic level in one or two particular subjectsfirst/second/third class honours degreejoint honours degree (=a degree in two main subjects)
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honours degreeApplicants offering qualifications other than those acceptable for an honours degree will be considered for entry to the ordinary degree.Competition is keen and candidates must offer a minimum of an upper second class honours degree together with evidence of satisfactory financial arrangements.Sunderland and Huddersfield Polytechnics were discussing honours degree courses in science and education.Applicants should have, or expect to have, a good honours degree in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering or Mathematics.It is envisaged that the successful candidate will have a recent postgraduate qualification or a good honours degree.Linguistics may be studied either as a single honours degree or as part of a joint honours degree.first/second/third class honours degreeThere, he sailed through a first class honours degree in maths.The successful candidate must hold a first or second class honours degree.Competition is keen and candidates must offer a minimum of an upper second class honours degree together with evidence of satisfactory financial arrangements.
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