Bachelor of Letters
Bachelor of Letters, usually abbreviated to B.Litt., from the Latin Baccalaureatus Litterarum, is a second undergraduate university degree in which students specialize in an area of study relevant to their own personal, professional or academic development. This area of study may have been touched on in a prior undergraduate degree but not studied in depth, or may never have been formally taught to the student. The degree is less often awarded now than in previous centuries.
The degree was awarded by the University of Oxford and a small number of other universities. It was still available at Oxford in 1977 though it has since been replaced by the more research-based Master of Letters.
- Examination decrees and regulations (University of Oxford, 1977): "Of the Admission of Candidates for the Degree of Bachelor of Letters i. Any person may be admitted to a course of special study preparatory to research, to be pursued at Oxford, as a Probationer-student for the Degree of Bachelor of Letters..."
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- Charles Willcox, ed., General Register, University of Michigan (1892), pp. 36-40
- "Bachelor of Letters (0202) - Undergraduate Course - Arts - Monash University Handbooks 2014". Monash University. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
- "3.2.10 Bachelor of Letters pass degree (10170)* : UWA Handbooks 2014 - Rules : The University of Western Australia". University of Western Australia. Retrieved 29 November 2013.