Is the LLM an Honors degree?


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Does anyone know whether the LLM is an Honors degree or is it just a degree without honors? Does this depend on the institution? I'm primarily interested in the Edinburgh LLM
Does anyone know whether the LLM is an Honors degree or is it just a degree without honors? Does this depend on the institution? I'm primarily interested in the Edinburgh LLM
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TiGGer
What specifically makes a degree an "honours degree"?
What specifically makes a degree an "honours degree"?
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trader
What specifically makes a degree an "honours degree"?


That's a good question and I don't exactly know either! From my BSc which as an "(Hons)", I know that all I needed to do was just a few extra modules. I think it's just a way of the uni being able to grant you a degree if you flunk out some courses (in this case, you would just get an ordinary degree as opposed to an Honors degree).

So.... is the LLM an Honors degree? Specifically at Edinburgh
<blockquote>What specifically makes a degree an "honours degree"? </blockquote>

That's a good question and I don't exactly know either! From my BSc which as an "(Hons)", I know that all I needed to do was just a few extra modules. I think it's just a way of the uni being able to grant you a degree if you flunk out some courses (in this case, you would just get an ordinary degree as opposed to an Honors degree).

So.... is the LLM an Honors degree? Specifically at Edinburgh
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M_T_Cicero
As far as I am aware, nearly all degrees awarded in England and Wales are automatically Honours degrees, it is only Scotland (and maybe Ireland, but I don't know) that retains any idea that you have to do extra modules or an extra year...unless, of course, you originally do less than English and Welsh undergradautes anyway. But, to return to the original question, I don't think I have ever seen LLM (hons) so I very much doubt it is an honours degree and I can't see why it would make a difference if it was...
As far as I am aware, nearly all degrees awarded in England and Wales are automatically Honours degrees, it is only Scotland (and maybe Ireland, but I don't know) that retains any idea that you have to do extra modules or an extra year...unless, of course, you originally do less than English and Welsh undergradautes anyway. But, to return to the original question, I don't think I have ever seen LLM (hons) so I very much doubt it is an honours degree and I can't see why it would make a difference if it was...
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Hons degrees are usually associated with undergraduate degrees. An LLM is a master's degree so the 'honours' label is not associated. Everyone does the same number of modules...at least at Edinburgh this is the case.
Good luck.
Hons degrees are usually associated with undergraduate degrees. An LLM is a master's degree so the 'honours' label is not associated. Everyone does the same number of modules...at least at Edinburgh this is the case.
Good luck.
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