An undergraduate degree (also called first degree, bachelor’s degree or simply degree) is a colloquial term for an academic degree taken by a person who has completed undergraduate courses. It is usually offered at an institution of higher education, such as a university. The most common type of this degree is the bachelor’s degree, which typically takes at least three or four years to complete.These degrees can be categorised as basic degrees.
In the United Kingdom, a bachelor’s degree is the most common type of “undergraduate degree”, even when some master’s degrees can be undertaken immediately after finishing secondary education (but the latter would not be considered as undergraduate degrees); however, these courses are extended versions of bachelor’s degree programs, taking an additional year to complete. Most bachelor’s degrees take three years to complete, with some notable exceptions, such as Medicine taking five years. Often students can initially enroll in a 4-year program then leave after three years and be awarded a bachelor’s degree.