24 Facts About Academic degree


An academic degree is a qualification awarded to students upon successful completion of a course of study in higher education, usually at a college or university.

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However, while the licentia continued to hold a higher prestige than the bachelor's Academic degree, it was ultimately reduced to an intermediate step to the Magister and doctorate, both of which now became the exclusive qualification for teaching.

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The Academic degree title of Doctor of Philosophy is a much later time and was not introduced in England before 1900.

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University College North Staffordshire was granted Academic degree awarding powers on its foundation in 1949, despite not becoming a university until 1962.

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In most countries, gaining an academic degree entitles the holder to assume distinctive academic dress particular to the awarding institution, identifying the status of the individual wearing them.

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Each level of Academic degree has a different level of NQF rating, for example, an undergraduate Academic degree in Science is rated as an NQF level 6, and an additional year in that specific discipline will warrant the awarding of an NQF level 8.

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In Kenya, the first undergraduate Academic degree starts after students have successfully completed four years of the secondary school education, and attained at least C+ in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education.

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Some established Academic degree naming has been preserved, allowing universities to award the "Diplom-Ingenieur" to graduates of the new-style Master programmes.

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In most fields, the system of doctoral degrees is two-tier, the degree of licentiate is an independent academic degree but completing the degree of doctor does not require completion of a licentiate degree.

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Higher Schools for Language Mediators offer the Diploma di mediatore linguistico, a first cycle Academic degree taking three years, which gives access to the laurea specialistica.

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Medical students the "doctorandus" Academic degree is not equivalent to the European Anglo Saxon postgraduate research Academic degree in medicine of MD.

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Furthermore, the "doctorandus" Academic degree does not give a medical student the right to treat patients; for this a minimum of two years additional study is required.

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All pre-2001 doctoral Academic degree titles were replaced with the title "Philosophical Doctor Academic degree", written philosophiæ doctor.

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Foundation Academic degree is a qualification at lower than Bachelor's level awarded following a two-year programme of study that is usually vocational in nature.

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The foundation Academic degree can be awarded by a university or college of higher education that has been granted foundation Academic degree awarding powers by the UK government.

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Master of Business Administration Academic degree is highly valued by those seeking to advance in business as managers and decision makers.

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Full information about the expectations for different types of UK Academic degree is published by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.

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Additionally, whereas aspiring medical students are usually required to complete an undergraduate Academic degree before applying to medical schools, Quebec college graduates have the option to enter:.

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Several Mexican universities offer students the possibility of obtaining an equivalent to an associate Academic degree, called in Mexico Tecnico Superior universitario, studying only half of the licenciatura, with the possibility of finishing a full bachelor's Academic degree later.

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Technologist Academic degree is available in technology-related fields and can be normally obtained in three years.

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Requirements for an academic master's degree include taking a minimum number of advanced graduate classes and submitting a research thesis which is examined orally by a panel of at least two examiners, sometimes including one external member who must be from another university or research institute.

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Requirements for obtaining a doctor's Academic degree include taking additional advanced courses, passing an oral qualifying exam and submitting a longer doctoral dissertation which must represent a significant original contribution to knowledge in the field to which the dissertation topic is related.

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The first one is called a "", which is similar to a bachelor's Academic degree requiring from four to 6 years of study according to the chosen program.

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Higher education programs that provide a professional title but not an academic degree are referred to as "", which are similar in duration and scope to associate degree programs.

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