We looked at some useful academic vocabulary in
Here are a few more expressions:
To do/sit/take an exam
To redo/resit/retake an exam (if you fail first time round!) – to do
To do a degree in ___________ eg. I’m doing a degree in Physics at
(A career = a long-term profession/job, NOT a degree. eg. Peter had a
30-year career as a policeman until he retired.)
Higher education (HE) = university (UK)/college (USA) level education
Further education (FE) = education after leaving school, eg. a technical
college, an agricultural college, a catering college, etc.
Tertiary education = anything after Primary then Secondary education =
FE or HE
There are four main degree levels: associate, bachelors, masters, and
2-year courses for things like nursing, graphic design and other
vocational areas. – community colleges and technical schools.
Completing an associate degree program qualify you to get a job.
The most common degrees available at the associate level include:
Associate of Arts (A.A.)
Associate of Science (A.S.)
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Undergraduate program – 4 years usually – major area of study, such as
finance, history, communications or biology.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Bachelor of Science (B.S./B.Sc.)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)
Master’s degree programs are graduate programs that let you specialize
in an area of study.
Usually take 1-2 years to complete.
Many master’s degree programs need you to write a thesis for graduation.
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Master of Science (M.S./M.Sc.)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Doctoral degree programs, also known as Ph.D. programs, are the most
advanced type of degree program available. Admittance may require
individuals to hold a master’s degree, although several programs accept
candidates who only hold bachelor’s degrees.
Completing a Ph.D. program usually takes several years, and often
involves the completion of a dissertation and a major research project.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
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