Questions tagged [degree]

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

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Is a Masters year 1 in France the equivalent of a UK Masters?

I am currently in the final year of my undergrad degree in the UK. I would love to do a year-long master's in France. I have realised their masters are two years long. Would it be worthwhile doing the ...
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Is it possible to get a bachelor's degree just by having more than the required credit hours? [closed]

I have around 126 completed credit hours and I know the required amount is 120. My major is in education and I was originally planning on becoming a teacher however I am no longer sure if that is the ...
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Diploma equivalence from the old Belgian System

I graduated from DRCongo, and here we still use the old Belgian system. I did the Polytechnic, and my diploma is called license en Polytechnique Option Genie Electrique et Informatique. Basically, we ...
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How was the Doctorate/PhD title awarded in Italy in the 1980s and now? when can someone apply for Post-doc?

One of the top Italian research centre for applied physics, the Area Science Park located in Trieste, just elected its new president. The president's CV can be found here: https://ginko.unipg.it/ws/...
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Is it true, that there are/can be associate professors, full professors and University provosts without doctorate in the Western Continental Europe?

There is legislative proposal in our small country (Republic of Latvia, Baltic Country, European Union) that proposes to allow elected associate professors, full professors and provosts of the ...
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Wrong PhD better than no PhD?

I have BSc and MSc in Chemistry, and I have enrolled in a PhD project in Europe since mid of last year. The project is funded by the food department that means I would officially be a "PhD in ...
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What does Level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) - RNCP 34262 Level 7 certified mean?

I am looking to get a more formal education in data engineering. I found the following "masters degree" at Data Science TechInsitute. The content does look great, also the fact that the ...
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How do you add two independent master's degrees to your name?

Assuming you add one master's degree (Master of Science) like that: FirstName LastName, M.Sc. What is a proper way to add two independent1 master's degrees (both Master of Science)? Do you just add ...
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About to leave academia? [closed]

I am about to leave my university in the UK, however I still have access to services for the next few months. For some background, I initially did my BSc(Hons) at another institution, worked in ...
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Plagiarism - bachelor thesis

I recently turned in my bachelor thesis and just now realised that there is a missing citation in the text. it's kind of a grey area since i'm mentioning earlier formulas that are cited and based on ...
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How to obtain US Bachelor degree based on my old university credentials?

I learned a math course in a Russian university many years ago. For silly discrimination and other silly reasons I didn't finish it and didn't receive any diploma. Recently (2020 Oct 27) I have ...
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French Doctorat vs Rest of EU PhD

What's the difference between a doctorat in France and a PhD in the rest of Europe in terms of hours of work, examinations required and publications. Thanks !
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Does the letter of completion for degree (PhD) allow me to use the degree officially in Europe?

I received a letter of completion for my degree (PhD) from my University in the United States. "He should be granted all privileges of this degree" Can I use the degree by now in Europe for ...
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I successfully completed degree called Aspirantura from Russia. is it equal to PhD in Europe and US?

I completed a four-year Aspirant course and successfully defended my Aspirant thesis
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How would you rate the UK Open University's math BSc programme relative to prestigious ones? [closed]

The Open University has a "BSc Honours" degree in mathematics, having its programme of study described here. The courses, divided into modules, are grouped there and listed by three stages ...
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I am about to fail a required course due to difficulties caused by mental health issues. How can I save my degree? [closed]

So I expect to finish my master degree next August, and I was supposed to pass one undergraduate course to fulfill my degree requirements. I took this course last year and I failed it, so I had to ...
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Recognition of my diplom degree which is equivalent to masters by Trnava University Slovakia

I graduated from Trnava University Slovakia with a diplom(mgr) in public health which is equivalent to a masters in public health. However I want to equate the same qualification in my country Kenya ...
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Can I pursue a bachelor degree at 42? What should I consider when deciding whether to do so? [closed]

I am contemplating pursuing a bachelor degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering or System Engineering. Not to look for a job with it but just to expand my knowledge. I have a reasonable ...
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Would it be appropriate to consider applying to a new graduate program as a five-year/dual degree program student?

I am not sure if students who have deferred from graduate programs tell the school that they no longer can or will be attending? I've been accepted into a BA/MA program where I am talking credits ...
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Renaming Master of Divinity

I no longer feel comfortable with my master's degree (Master of Divinity). Especially for theologists, the title of education should not be racially problematic (calling myself a master might make ...
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Degree equivalence between Argentina and Europe

I graduated as an Electronic Engineer at University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina. I want to apply to scholarships to undertake a Master's course in Europe, and I'm often asked the level of my ...
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Why can Oxford or Dublin (Trinity College) graduates be admitted to the equivalent Cambridge degree?

What links Cambridge with Trinity College Dublin? I know Oxford and Cambridge are frequently lumped together as Oxbridge, Oxford and Cambridge each have a college called "Trinity College". ...
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What are the criteria for degree revocation?

I was awarded a degree from a reputable college or university. For what reasons could my degree be revoked after the fact? Should I be worried? Note to readers: This is a special community wiki '...
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Can public political criticism of my alma mater result in my BA being revoked 35 years later?

Perhaps it is a sign of paranoia that I even ask, but is there a chance that the private college I got my BA from back in the 1980s would revoke my degree if I were to publicly complain about its ...
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Degree in Philosophy at Mathematics department? [duplicate]

I saw some tesis that, for me, look as paper of Mathematics and, indeed, are from mathematics' department. However, the name of the course is "degree in Philosophy". There is any explanation ...
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It is worth to get a bachelor degree in education? [closed]

What can I do with a bachelor degree in education and what are the pros and cons of getting a degree in education?
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What is the difference between the MBA and EMBA?

Somewhere I found Executive MBA degree program. How this program is different from regular Master of business administration, and which one is better program?
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What universities (especially in the USA) prohibit or restrict duplicate advanced degrees? [closed]

For example, University of California - Berkeley says The Graduate Council views academic degrees as evidence of broad research training, not as vocational training certificates; therefore, ...
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Are Non-US bachelor's degrees equatable with US bachelor's degrees when applying to law schools in the US?

Most law schools in the US require applicants to have bachelor's degrees (used here and throughout the question to refer to a typically 4 year college degree) - usually on topics related to law such ...
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how should I describe my status in job applications? I have just passed my PhD oral defence

I have passed my PhD viva voce and submitted my revised thesis. Currently, I am waiting for my degree to be conferred which will take one to two months. How should I describe/introduce my academic ...
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I reported cheating in an online exam and now I am scared the professor is going to blame me

I took an exam online and immediately after the exam typed in the programming question on google to see if there is an answer out there so I have an idea if I did well on the exam. I found on Chegg ...
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Ethical reaction to fake academic degree claim. (Unfinished PhD)

Let's assume a hypothetical context where someone figures out that a given businessperson's claims to have a PhD from a prestigious university are not true. The person in question was enrolled in a ...
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If I am enrolled in Bachelor's degree taught in English, Can I in the future continue with Master's Degree taught in different language?

Is it possible?, do Universities recognize the knowledge you have and believe in your billingual skills in the field that you are studying, or is it completely not being acknowledged, and require you ...
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Is a PhD degree from a European university considered equally valuable as one from the US?

I earned my PhD in continental Europe. Except going to a few conferences outside Europe, my network, collaborations and events were all in Europe so I was pretty much living in a European bubble. I am ...
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Can research publications or paper acquire University credit? Or a degree?

I've seen and been with people with a master's degree that haven't gone to any Universities. They acquired a degree by submitting a papers correspondingly to their field of interest. How is this ...
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Qualification prior to highest degree

What does it means if someone asks the qualification prior to highest degree ?
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What does ‘content’ as part of a degree mean?

I have just received a letter of recommendation from my supervisor from two years ago, and in it, they* present me as ‘M.Art.Content’ (magister artium [?]). Searching online for various key words + ...
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Is there anything called “quality of PhD”?

I heard the term "Quality of a PhD" many times. People says that "Quality of a PhD" determines the usefulness of a PhD degree and the employ-ability of a PhD graduate. My questions are: Is there ...
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Is a Bachelor's sufficient to claim being an “engineer” in countries with Engineer's degrees? [closed]

Here in Peru, a Bachelor's degree recipient can do an additional thesis to earn an Engineer's degree to be recognized as an engineer. Some Bachelor's degree holders have been calling themselves ...
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Am I pursuing a “degree in” or “of computer science”? [closed]

On my profile, I described my career status as: Currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science at Temple College. Is using in or of the correct preposition used in an academic setting?
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My MRes will be unclassified - will this make applications outside academia less competitive? [closed]

I have just graduated 2.1 in a bioscience subject and have been offered an MRes / MSc(Res) (masters by way of research). I really want to do the MRes because I want to test my aptitude for research, ...
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If someone would have obtained two MSc degrees from the same university , how do you put that on a business card?

If someone would have obtained two MSc degrees from the same university for example MSc politics from UCL and MSc international relations from UCL too, how do you put that on a business card?
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Should I write my name with an already gained bachelor title in another bachelor thesis?

I am writing my second bachelor thesis for a completely different degree and don't know if I should put my name with my already gained title(B.Sc) onto the title page. I live in a country where even ...
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Can a degree be revoked for minor misconduct? [duplicate]

I was wondering how possible it would be that, after graduating, the university would investigate a minor misconduct during college. By minor I mean, if found guilty the worst punishment would be / ...
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Why transcripts instead of degree certificates?

I've been offered a few adjunct teaching positions recently, and the colleges have said that degree certificates don't count in verifying my credentials and that only academic transcripts are ...
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Should I focus on my grades or on finishing my degree on time?

I am doing an 5-year Integrated Master's degree (3-year Bachelor + 2-year Master) on Physics in Europe. Aiming for a thesis in Quantum Computation/Information. I am currently on the 4th year and have ...
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Dates on degrees don’t make sense – will people care?

I got my bachelor’s and master’s from different universities in different countries: I enrolled for my master’s overseas when I hadn’t officially graduated undergrad yet, despite having done the ...
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Do details of my undergraduate title matter?

I'm a third-year undergraduate student yet to experience the graduate world. Currently, with the course choices I made, I can choose between two degree titles, namely “BSc Mathematics” or “BSc Applied ...
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Getting a degree quickly while already having years of experience [closed]

I am a software developer with 5 years of professional experience and 5 years of freelance experience. Prior to that, I taught myself programming since I was a kid. I have no degree. I was able to ...
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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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