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I am currently applying for post-docs and for one of them, I should provide the "category" or degree/educational establishment where I have the choice between:

University degree
Postgraduate
PhD

My question is: what is the right category of a Master 2 Research (in Europe) ? Is it a University degree or a Postgraduate degree ?

  • I would consider that a postgraduate degree, as it's a degree obtained after you achieved your bachelor's degree. – Jonathan Landrum Oct 10 '13 at 21:31
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While I would recommend you to confirm, normally a 'university degree' is an undergraduate degree.

A postgraduate could be a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, or a postgraduate degree (which is a master degree)

I think you know what a PhD is.

In short, as master is a postgraduate (the middle of your three choices).

It seems a little strange because normally post-docs are post (after) doctorate (PhD).

  • Thanks. In fact, this is not strange because it asks for details on the last degree (PhD) but also previous ones (Master's). – Vincent Oct 11 '13 at 0:58

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