First University degree in Scotland lasts 4 years, not 3, as in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The approach to learning is traditionally considered to be more flexible and inclusive compared to the more deep approach in England. Students have the opportunity to ponder what type of specialization they choose, up to 3 courses. Popular so-called "sandwich courses", where the semesters conducted in the classroom, alternating with semesters of working practices. Undergraduate degree programs of the universities of Scotland here.
Most master's programmes in Scotland has a duration of one year.
Among other differences of educational systems – the names of the degrees. In some Scottish universities, there is a degree of master of arts (MA), equivalent to the degree of bachelor of arts (BA).