NOTICE: Citizendium is still being set up on its newer server, treat as a beta for now; please see here for more.
Citizendium - a community developing a quality comprehensive compendium of knowledge, online and free. Click here to join and contribute—free
CZ thanks our previous donors. Donate here. Treasurer's Financial Report -- Thanks to our content contributors. --

Academic degree

From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
(Redirected from Degree (academic))
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is a stub and thus not approved.
Main Article
Related Articles  [?]
Bibliography  [?]
External Links  [?]
Citable Version  [?]
This editable Main Article is under development and not meant to be cited; by editing it you can help to improve it towards a future approved, citable version. These unapproved articles are subject to a disclaimer.
This article is about the academic qualification. For other uses of the term Degree, please see Degree (disambiguation).

A degree is a qualification awarded by an institute of higher education such as a university, following the successful completion of an course of study or a research programme. Some degrees entail the submission of a thesis, while others may be achieved through examination or be awarded for exceptional work. The significance of a qualification may vary from country to country or university to university: for example, Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) covers a range of qualifications. Other academic awards are titles: for example, a professor is usually a job title. Degrees may be strictly honorary, awarded for achievement in a related or non-academic field.