First Class Honours (degree)


First Class Honours (degree)

A First Class Honours degree is an academic degree awarded to students at undergraduate and post-graduate level either by examination, course work or thesis. First Class Honours degrees are the highest level of degree awarded and are taken to indicate high academic achievement and ability. Many holders of first class degrees go on to further academic study, becoming researchers, academics and professors.

ee also

* British undergraduate degree classification


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