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English translation: degree

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13:10 Dec 4, 2004
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Education / Pedagogy
German term or phrase: lic. rer. pol.
Given after a person's name, presumably indicating their qualification. The text is Swiss.
Armorel Young
Local time: 20:18
English translation:degree
Explanation:
A qualification, as you say: Licentatus (or licentiata) rerum politicarum - first degree in political science (but also used in other disciplines, e.g. Wirtschaftswissenschaften, social science) and, as usual, I'd advise against translating it.

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Note added at 11 mins (2004-12-04 13:22:32 GMT)
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Example of non-politics course leading to this degree:

http://www.ie.iwi.unibe.ch/lehre/hauptstudium/lic_fachprogra...



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Note added at 20 mins (2004-12-04 13:30:57 GMT)
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One person simply uses \"degree in economics\" on her CV...:

http://www.ie.iwi.unibe.ch/lehre/hauptstudium/lic_fachprogra...

Another calls it an M.Sc.:

http://personal.lse.ac.uk/hilber/Hilber_CV_web_version.pdf

And another says \"comparable to a Masters\":

http://www.som.cranfield.ac.uk/som/cbp/directory/people.asp?...

Take your pick! :-)


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Ian M-H
United States
Local time: 15:18
Grading comment
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degree


Explanation:
A qualification, as you say: Licentatus (or licentiata) rerum politicarum - first degree in political science (but also used in other disciplines, e.g. Wirtschaftswissenschaften, social science) and, as usual, I'd advise against translating it.

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Note added at 11 mins (2004-12-04 13:22:32 GMT)
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Example of non-politics course leading to this degree:

http://www.ie.iwi.unibe.ch/lehre/hauptstudium/lic_fachprogra...



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Note added at 20 mins (2004-12-04 13:30:57 GMT)
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One person simply uses \"degree in economics\" on her CV...:

http://www.ie.iwi.unibe.ch/lehre/hauptstudium/lic_fachprogra...

Another calls it an M.Sc.:

http://personal.lse.ac.uk/hilber/Hilber_CV_web_version.pdf

And another says \"comparable to a Masters\":

http://www.som.cranfield.ac.uk/som/cbp/directory/people.asp?...

Take your pick! :-)





    Reference: http://www.ifos.de/anabin/scripts/frmAbschlusstyp4.asp?ID=44...
Ian M-H
United States
Local time: 15:18
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 72
Grading comment
Very helpful, particularly with the addition of everyone's comments.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Nesrin: Translated as "Licentiate in political science" here www.sbbconsulting.ch/scg/e/mitglieder_laderach.htm.
2 mins
  -> "Licentiate" may well be a 'safe' translation, given that the degree "licentiate" doesn't (to my knowledge) exist in the English-speaking world. So this may be an exception to the usual rule of caution. Thanks!

agree  roneill: This reference may be helpful http://www.crus.ch/engl/study.html#study_3
5 hrs
  -> Yes - I'll file that one; cheers Rónat :-)

agree  Robert Kleemaier: well researched, but I really like Ronat's link
6 hrs
  -> Thanks and yes, it's a good one.
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