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08:49 Mar 29, 2007
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Education / Pedagogy
English term or phrase: Bachelor and masters degrees
What is the standard way of writing bachelor and master degree titles in English? Are there any formal guidelines available on this?
Carole Hognestad
Local time: 18:01
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5 +9It is a BA or an MA but it depends on what sort of Bachelors or Masters it is reallyAnna Maria Augustine at proZ.com
5 +1BA/BSc or MA/MSc
Jo Rourke


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bachelor and masters degrees
It is a BA or an MA but it depends on what sort of Bachelors or Masters it is really


Explanation:
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For example.
Bcomm is a Bachelor of Commerce degree

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Here you have the US followed by the UK version:

B.A. English Literature
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BA in English Literature. ... 1Students pursuing the B.A. in English Literature as their first major must elect the specified options-e.g. Eng 220 and ...
www.sru.edu/pages/9517.asp - 13k - En cache - Pages similaires
BA [Hons] English Literature - University of Glamorgan
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BA [Hons] English Literature. About · Content · Prospects · Additional Information ... This course offers the opportunity to study English Literature ...
www.glam.ac.uk/coursedetails/685/120 - 9k - En cache - Pages similaires

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Carole,

Should this be for your CV you would have to specify the subject you studied...or it may be for someone else....perhaps and they have not spoken of the subject area?

Anna Maria Augustine at proZ.com
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Dave Calderhead: BA and MA apply generally to the 'Arts' subjects, BSc./MSc. and BEng./MEng. apply to Sciences and Engineering subjects respectively, and so it goes on ad infinitum more or less. BLL
6 mins
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agree  William [Bill] Gray: ...but see the links I have added in the "Ask Asker" box above.
8 mins
  -> Thank you

agree  Amy Williams: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bachelor's_degree http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master's_degree but IMO no "." at the end as in Dave's comment
8 mins
  -> Thank you

agree  kmtext: Then you have law degrees etc, such as LLB and LLM
14 mins
  -> Thank you

agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
19 mins

agree  Oana Apetrei
1 hr

agree  Mehmet Hascan: Agree with Dave.
2 hrs

agree  Elena Aleksandrova
2 hrs

agree  Alexander Demyanov
3 hrs

agree  Alp Berker
3 hrs

disagree  Veronica Prpic Uhing: Have you forgotten degrees in science?
7 hrs
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
bachelor and masters degrees
BA/BSc or MA/MSc


Explanation:
These are the different types. BA - Bachelor of Arts, BSc - Bachelor of Science. MA and MSc the same. Suerte :o)

Jo Rourke
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:01
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Hakki Ucar
50 mins
  -> Thanks!

agree  Veronica Prpic Uhing
2 hrs
  -> Thank you!

disagree  Anna Maria Augustine at proZ.com: Have you forgotten Bcomm? Are you using Dave's comments?
3 hrs
  -> Hi Anna, I didn't actually see Dave's comment. My mistake. I was just using BA and BSc as examples.
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