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17:20 Apr 23, 2009
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English to English translations [PRO] Social Sciences - Education / Pedagogy
English term or phrase:Graduate Certificate/Graduate Diploma/Masters Degree
The Australian plant biosecurity program will cover both Australian and international plant biosecurity issues and will include a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, and Masters Degree in Plant Biosecurity.
I am struggling a little bit to translate these three different diplomas in my own language/educational system. I can't make a difference between them! For me, they all correspond to 4/5 years at the university (second cycle) and will be followed by a postgraduate diploma (PhD - third cycle). Usually these diplomas are obtained at the age of 21-23...
Explanation: Ok, here's how I understand the difference:
1. a Masters degree is a sub-category of a graduate diploma
2. a graduate diploma may be Masters or PhD
3. a graduate certificate is lower in rank that a diploma or degree as it usually involves a shorter course of study ( it could be only a few months).
And, I do not think that these degrees are obtained at 21-23; more likely at 25-35 :)
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