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English translation: MSc or MA degree (OR diploma)

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Dutch term or phrase:doctorandus/doctoraalgetuigschrift
English translation:MSc or MA degree (OR diploma)
Entered by: Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
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10:13 Feb 28, 2001
Dutch to English translations [Non-PRO]
Dutch term or phrase: doctorandus/doctoraalgetuigschrift
I am not sure what level doctorandus is. Is it BA or MA? And is a "doctoraalgetuigschrift" in that case a BA or an MA degree certificate?

Any help would be appreciated.

Many thanks

Willemina
Willemina Hagenauw
MSc or MA degree (OR diploma)
Explanation:
Information provided by the European Union, the Council of Europe and UNESCO indicates that it is safe to say that the English and Irish Master's degrees are on a par with the Dutch doctoraal, the French maîtrise and the German Diplom. For this reason, the Master's degree is considered an undergraduate degree in the Netherlands.


Dutch universities award a degree called the "doctorandus"-degree (title: "drs"). This title literally translates in that its holder is now entitled to work towards a doctorate. The degrees granted by the Dutch Technical Universities and by Wageningen University are called "ir" (for "ingenieur", i.e. engineer), and have the same status as a "doctorandus" degree. Thus, both the "doctorandus"- and the "ingenieurs"-degree are equivalent to what is internationally known as the MSc or MA degree.

SEE The Dutch University System
http://www.itc.nl/res/PhD_program/PhD_protocol/res_chap2.htm...

CV
I have specialized in Biology and was qualified as biologist-biochemist. I received the title of doctorandus in the Netherlands and my diploma is officially recognized as a "doctoraal getuigschrift"

: 1. Hoofdfase (main part) and 2. 'stage' (internship), after which the 'Getuigschrift HBO' is conferred and students may use the title of Baccalaureus or, in Engineering, Ingenieur (ing). B) Doctoraal: The purpose of the Doctoraal is to give students a thorough background in a chosen discipline as well as the research skills necessary to master it. A minimum of three years is required after the Propaedeuse but statistics show that most students need four years to complete the Doctoraal phase. The last year is devoted to the preparation of a 'scriptie', where the student demonstrates his skill in conducting independent research. Graduates of the 'Doctoraal' obtain the title of Doctorandus (drs.), Ingenieur (ir.) or, in Law, Meester (mr.).

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Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
Local time: 01:50
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Many thanks, this was a great help!
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naMaster's degree
Tina Vonhof
naMSc or MA degree (OR diploma)Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.


  

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MSc or MA degree (OR diploma)


Explanation:
Information provided by the European Union, the Council of Europe and UNESCO indicates that it is safe to say that the English and Irish Master's degrees are on a par with the Dutch doctoraal, the French maîtrise and the German Diplom. For this reason, the Master's degree is considered an undergraduate degree in the Netherlands.


Dutch universities award a degree called the "doctorandus"-degree (title: "drs"). This title literally translates in that its holder is now entitled to work towards a doctorate. The degrees granted by the Dutch Technical Universities and by Wageningen University are called "ir" (for "ingenieur", i.e. engineer), and have the same status as a "doctorandus" degree. Thus, both the "doctorandus"- and the "ingenieurs"-degree are equivalent to what is internationally known as the MSc or MA degree.

SEE The Dutch University System
http://www.itc.nl/res/PhD_program/PhD_protocol/res_chap2.htm...

CV
I have specialized in Biology and was qualified as biologist-biochemist. I received the title of doctorandus in the Netherlands and my diploma is officially recognized as a "doctoraal getuigschrift"

: 1. Hoofdfase (main part) and 2. 'stage' (internship), after which the 'Getuigschrift HBO' is conferred and students may use the title of Baccalaureus or, in Engineering, Ingenieur (ing). B) Doctoraal: The purpose of the Doctoraal is to give students a thorough background in a chosen discipline as well as the research skills necessary to master it. A minimum of three years is required after the Propaedeuse but statistics show that most students need four years to complete the Doctoraal phase. The last year is devoted to the preparation of a 'scriptie', where the student demonstrates his skill in conducting independent research. Graduates of the 'Doctoraal' obtain the title of Doctorandus (drs.), Ingenieur (ir.) or, in Law, Meester (mr.).




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Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
Local time: 01:50
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 16
Grading comment
Many thanks, this was a great help!

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Christopher Smith
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Master's degree


Explanation:
The Dutch 'doctoraal' is the equivalent of a British or North American Master's degree. 'Doctorandus' (Drs.) is the title a person with a 'doctoraal' may use. There is no English equivalent for this - we would simply call that person Mr., Miss, or Mrs.

Tina Vonhof
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Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in EnglishEnglish
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