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Questions tagged [degree]

Questions about institutional recognition of academic progress, such as master’s or doctoral degrees.

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What is the function or role of a propaedeutic diploma (in e.g. The Netherlands)?

I recently came across the term "propaedeutic diploma" in the CV of a Dutch academic. According to Wikipedia, it's a diploma given for successfully completing the first year of university study, and ...
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Difference between [parts and profs] and [result intimation card and DMC and transcript] [on hold]

I am going through application form of a famous south asian university. This form is used to apply and get degree But i have confusions while filling out this form(this form is available at http://pu....
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To become a professor in anthropology, can I get my PhD from a university in the UK and still have it be on the same level as a PhD from the US?

So ultimately I want to become a professor in Anthropology, but I want to get my degree ASAP. The UK has degree programs that run 3-4 years and the US its mostly 5-7. Are UK PhD programs, especially ...
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Where do they keep record of graduated students?

I'm wondering if it is possible to find out if someone is graduated from a University. Like, I could write on my CV that I graduated from Harvard, but then how can you prove it? Suppose I'm an ...
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How much does the PhD degree name matter when landing in a job?

I am considering doing a PhD in a great lab/with a great advisor (and already convinced the PI). But I got in another program rather than the supposed program with the name of my subject of study, e.g....
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University is not issuing me my convocation certificate [closed]

I completed my bachelors in Engineering in Aug '16. It's been more than 2 years I haven't received my convocation certificate. Every time I go to university to ask about my convocation certificate the ...
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How should I state my MS degree in my CV when it was in practice a joint-program?

The title of my master degree certificate says that I obtained M.Sc. in "Control engineering", but half of the courses I took during my master belong to machine learning (computer science), and even ...
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How to add self-study workload in the ECTS credits?

I'm applying to a Master's program in "Mechatronics", in Germany. One of the program requirements is a ECTS credits form for some specific fields. According to the university I'm applying (Tuhh) the ...
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Should I worry that my bachelor's degree will be revoked because I only completed half my internship hours?

This happened in 2016. In my college where I got my bachellor degree (no thesis required), one of the requirements to get that degree is to have 600 trainee hours at a company. The company send a ...
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Who determines data manipulation, fraud or honest mistake? [duplicate]

I did a study using a company's private data in the mining sector, but I forgot to include some data in the analysis. If someone tries to do my experiment again and find different results. Would that ...
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Are thesis perfect? readers opinions on honest mistakes? (whatever degree)

I used to have a big concern for a little statistical mistake in my thesis (which wont be published), and now I have overcome that fear. During that time of fear, my parents told me that all the ...
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Can my university revoke my degree after it was granted due to (corporate) data having changed?

I did my thesis using corporate data (I used to work there, they don't give their information freely or sell it), data is from 2009 to 2018. I collect the data, analyze it, everything normal. However,...
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For astrophysics grad school, is an undergraduate major in “astrophysics” better than “physics with astrophysics focus”? [closed]

I’m currently a high school junior who wants to major in a math field or physics, and possibly astrophysics. At the moment, I’m looking at Notre Dame as an option for college, but they don’t have an ...
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Skipping MEng to go straight to EngD or PhD from BEng

Generally, the "standard" path of further educational progression in the UK is: Bachelor's -> Master's -> Doctorate. However, I've been doing a BEng part-time whilst working full time and as part of ...
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Can I do Engineering and Physics degrees consecutively? [duplicate]

I'm a newbie college student and I have a passion for both Mechanical Engineering and Physics (specifically physics and astrophysics). I would like to have knowledge in both of these areas because it ...
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After completing a Mathematics degree and an Electrical Engineering degree, is it possible to pursue a master in Physics?

I am currently studying Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor in Mathematics. I'm interested in theoretical physics, and I wonder if it is possible to pursue a Master degree in theoretical physics ...
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Doctor of Design (or Other) as PhD Equivalent, Future Risk

From another question regarding Doctorate equivalency, I found the link to this wiki article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_doctoral_degrees_in_the_US I have a few questions that are ...
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Can a university revoke one's degree for his minor misconduct?

I don't mean misconduct that will make him get expelled or miss his academic requirement. He will have received sanction like making an apology or suspension for a month if the university finds it out ...
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Can a university revoke my degree for not attending classes?

I have a 60 hour work-week due to work/school/commuting/homework, so I've had to make sacrifices -- usually this is attendance of mindless gen-ed classes. I'm worried that the university may revoke my ...
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What's the difference between a degree in Mathematics and in Mathematical Sciences?

I'm considering degrees (in England) and I noticed that Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences are separate. What is the difference? Is it the case that one subject is a sub-subject of another? Would ...
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Do some universities not give paper diplomas to their PhD graduates?

In this forum, there is the following question: How can I find out if someone really holds a doctoral degree? This question is about verifying someone's degree. In the comments to the question, in ...
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What degrees are higher than a PhD? [duplicate]

The answers and comments to this question along with the wikipedia entry suggest that the DTech degree is "higher" than a PhD in the UK. This is the first time I've heard of an academic ...
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Do international politics, language, and local culture affect recognition of research degrees?

Take a look at this subject-wise QS Ranking (CS/IT). We see that Shanghai Jiao Tong University is sitting on the 46th place, Lomonosov Moscow in on the 49th place when Delft University is between 51 ...
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How much preperation is required for GRE

I am a student going into my 4th year at a Canadian university. I am pursuing a degree in electrical engineering, although in the last 6 months I have taken up programming and have been working this ...
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What is the difference between Ph.D, D.Sc, D.Litt, etc.?

Is there any difference between Ph.D, D.Sc, D.Litt and the similar degrees?
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Can I qualify for program that has different requirements if you are from a different country than the other [closed]

I was planning on going overseas for my higher education. However when I went to look for the academic requirements needed for the degree I was concerned when I found out that the qualifications that ...
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D.Eng. or Ph.D. on a degree?

My friend is soon to obtain her doctoral degree in applied physics and start postdoc. She is provided by the department a chance to choose what to be displayed on the degree (between D.Eng. and Ph.D., ...
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Austrian PhD without undergraduate degree?

The Austrian school system used to not have undergraduates. So when graduated from a high school, you just got in a Master's program for about 2 years and then PhD program for about 4 years. However, ...
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In canada, my 3-year degree is a bachelor or an associated?

I'm taking a 3-year college in software development, and, where i live (Brazil) it's not considered a Bachelor (4 years, at least), but i dont know where my course fits in canada's classification, its ...
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Is an undergraduate physics degree the same everywhere in terms of coursework?

Is a degree in physics the same everywhere in terms of what is being taught or are there differences from one institution to the other ?
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Should one take a 2:1 Bsc or a 2:2 MSci?

I know someone doing an MSci in Computer Science—an MSci being an integrated (undergraduate) Master's degree, so equivalent in the UK to an MSc—and as such achieved all the credits required for a BSc ...
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Can I apply for a masters degree in Canada with a three years bachelors degree from India?

I have a three years bachelors degree from a university in India(Top 10 by NIRF ranking). I want to do my masters in Canada but I have heard that a 4 years bachelor's degree is required. The thing is, ...
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Post-master’s education opportunities?

I am about to finish a master’s degree in data science/analytics. (Yes, I realize these are all the rage now, but let’s leave that alone for now.) I have enjoyed the program and have learned quite a ...
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Is an academic degree an honor, a title, or both?

For example: Do graduates receive a Bachelor of Arts degree or become a Bachelor of Arts? Are Bachelor degrees grammatically and/or etymologically distinct from advanced degrees? I note that the ...
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Is an unaccredited online Master's degree comparable to a typical Master's if from a reputable university?

I'm considering applying for an unaccredited, online, Master's program at a university in the UK that is itself fully accredited. I'm interested in pursuing a Master's degree purely for my own ...
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Do I need a mathematical background to study astrophysics? [closed]

I don't know where to ask this question and I have found this site. If this is not the right place to ask it, please tell me and I will delete it. I've been a computer engineer for 20 years but my ...
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My university changed my bachelor course. What can I do?

I'll have to excuse myself if my question sounds rant-like. I am desperate. Back in 2013, I started my 4 year (240 ECTS) bachelor course. The course I went to was ranked the best in the country (of ...
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May I call Samuel Johnson a PhD?

According to Wikipedia, Samuel Johnson was awarded an honorary doctorate in 1765 by Trinity College Dublin and in 1775 by Oxford University. Also, apparently people referred to him as "Dr Johnson" ...
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I graduated but school is withholding my degree [closed]

I graduated in 2016 for my Associates Degree. My college told me to enroll in history 11 over at a different college (they dropped me from the class by mistake and I couldn’t get back into it because ...
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Do more people earn BAs or BSs in Linguistics?

I'm interested in the proportion of BAs vs BSs awarded in linguistics in the United States, but it would be interesting to see these numbers for any field really. I haven't been able to find such ...
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Can a department revoke a degree, once granted by the university?

I’ve just completed a graduate degree at a university in the UK, as an older student. The department, IMO, is a mess of politics, fickle actions, and backstabbing. Whilst here, I have been pushed, ...
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Masters degree program [closed]

I studied pure and applied mathematics at undergraduate level and have a b.tech Can I still study acturial science at masters level?
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Is a pre-doctoral licentiate degree worth anything?

There exists a degree title called the licentiate in Finland and Sweden which is a graduate title beneath a full PhD title; I've heard it called, among other things, a "half PhD", a "PhD lite" or a "...
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Is UK QTS a global status or is it per-subject? [closed]

I am considering taking a PGCE course to get myself QTS. The only PGCE offered in the area, however, is Mathematics. While I am sure I can teach Maths, I'd rather eventually teach softer subjects. ...
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Why does a degree take several years to complete?

The length of a bachelor's degree is often 4 years, a Master's about 2 years, and a PhD 4--forever years. This is pretty consistent across countries and disciplines give or take a year. My question ...
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Why are PhDs the most common doctoral degree?

I have heard many people say they have a PhD in a certain area. For nearly all of my life, I thought a PhD was simply a doctorate, and I didn't know that it had anything to do with philosophy. ...
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Can I claim to have completed my degree on my résumé, prior to convocating and receiving the physical diploma? [duplicate]

I just received my (passing) grades for my last remaining courses for my BSc. I’ve completed all my requirements, but the next convocation ceremonies don’t take place until Summer 2018. Likewise, I ...
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Danish Assistant Professor job offer and recognition of Master's degree [closed]

I am happy to have received a job offer from a Danish university and we are currently discussing the salary. The salaries in Denmark are negotiated by a collective agreement and there are fixed scales ...
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What is the highest degree held by Freeman Dyson?

I recently learned that eminent physicist Freeman Dyson does not have a doctoral degree. Does he have a graduate (magistrate) degree though? Or can he be described as a highly successful graduate-...
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Can I give up my degree? [closed]

I did a college degree in computer science abroad in England. I only chose this subject because my father did not want to pay for me studying sports. I did not like nor was I good at it. I only passed ...