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English translation: doctoral student

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11:10 Apr 12, 2018
French to English translations [PRO]
Education / Pedagogy / EN – UK
French term or phrase: doctorante
When translating this into UK English, is it OK to use the term "PhD student", or is that too specific to the British context and would the term "doctoral student" be preferable? The student concerned is a student at a French university.
B D Finch
France
Local time: 05:26
English translation:doctoral student
Explanation:
As there are different types of doctorate (see link), I would be tempted to use doctoral student.
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Allison N-R
Local time: 04:26
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Thanks Allison
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Allison N-R


  

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doctoral student


Explanation:
As there are different types of doctorate (see link), I would be tempted to use doctoral student.


    https://www.findaphd.com/advice/phd-types/other-doctorates.aspx
Allison N-R
Local time: 04:26
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Thanks Allison
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Asker: Thanks Allison


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  philgoddard
17 mins
  -> Thanks Phil :-)

agree  katsy
41 mins
  -> Merci :-)

agree  Chakib Roula
1 hr

agree  Charles Davis: Absolutely. Even if there were only one kind of doctorate, it would not be a PhD because there is no such degree in France. Similarly one should not refer to someone in France studying for a "BA".
1 hr

agree  Nicolas Leistenschneider: hello. a neutral possibility would be a "doctoral candidate"
3 hrs

agree  Victoria Britten
9 hrs

agree  Anne Greaves
18 hrs

agree  Nikki Scott-Despaigne: (female) doctoral student
2 days 9 hrs
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