Studying Bachelor of Arts
The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) is the most comman among Bachelor degrees and usually the first academic degree that is achieved at a university or other higher education institutions.
It is mainly awarded to, but not limited to students following a programme in the liberal arts. Especially traditional universities such as Cambridge or Oxford award the Bachelor of Arts to all of their subjects, including the scientific ones.
The study duration of a Bachelor's programme is usually three to four years and it is usually referred to as undergraduate studies. In the UK a three-year Bachelor is also referred to as Basic or Minors Bachelor whereas the four-year Bachelor is referred to as honours Bachelor (or Bachelor (Honours)).
The Bachelor of Arts (B. A.) is mainly awarded to students in the areas of Social Sciences, Linguistics, Cultural Sciences but also studies informatics and business sciences can be awarded with a Bachelor of Arts instead of a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.).