Is Di­p­lom-Ma­the­ma­ti­ker equivalent to M.Sc?

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    In my case (Dipl.-Chem.), my Diplom is equivalent to a M.Sc. in chemistry: I got a so-called supplement which is a certificate stating this equivalence. I haven't seen any such certificates the other way round - it also makes less sense because one of the points in the BSc/MSc system is the equivalence of the degrees across large parts of Europe, so "comparability" of MSc is greater. – cbeleites unhappy with SX Jul 31 at 15:47
  • @cbeleitesunhappywithSX Still, I assume this does not mean you can call yourself an MSc (as asked in the question title). – user151413 Jul 31 at 17:36
  • @user151413: No, I say "my Diplom is like a M.Sc". The comment was only about the equivalence (as opposed to equality) part of the question (in the body). – cbeleites unhappy with SX Jul 31 at 18:17
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    To be clear, the question title and body are two different questions that each lead to a different answer. The equivalence of two degrees does not imply that one can use them interchangeably. Related question: Can my UK PhD permit me to use the title “Dr.-Ing.” in Germany? – lighthouse keeper Jul 31 at 21:27

(Note: The answer is primarily referring to the question in the title, which is not quite the same as the one in the text.)

No. Why would you think so?

Diplom-XXX is a title which is, mostly, not awarded any more. The "Diplom" system has been replaced with the BSc/MSc-system. But this does not mean they are equivalent (it is a rather different system), and you certainly cannot call yourself Dipl.-Math..

From a more pragmatic point of view, I would consider it a more or less equivalent degree. But again, this does not mean you can call yourself "Diplom-Mathematiker" if you got an MSc in Maths.

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