Plagiarism in Scottish universities

Universities Scotland position: The higher education sector in Scotland has an extremely rigorous quality regime in place in order to effectively detect plagiarism.

More sophisticated methods are being employed in order to detect plagiarism and many Scottish universities use advanced plagiarism detection software. It is also important to point out that the factor that counts most towards a degree is exam results, and although a small number of students may be able to plagiarise coursework, it is extremely difficult to do so under exam conditions.

All universities have disciplinary procedures that will be invoked if a student is caught cheating.