A Bachelor degree is awarded by colleges and universities. It is undertaken by students who have completed their high school and meet the entrance criteria of the college/university. Most bachelor degree is 3 years in UK but may be longer for Medicine and other technical streams.
The normal duration of Bachelor degree in the UK is 3 years in England, Wales and Northern Ireland whereas it is of 4 years duration in Scotland.
In so many cases 3-year Bachelor degrees may have an additional year of industrial experience or work placement and these degrees are also known as Sandwich degree programs.
A few programs may also have the duration of 4 years directly leading to Master degrees also known as Integrated programs. Here the first-degree students receive is a direct master degree and these are also known as Integrated degrees/courses.