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English translation: BA or Cand.mag. degree (BA)

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Norwegian term or phrase:cand. mag. grad
English translation:BA or Cand.mag. degree (BA)
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01:41 Jul 10, 2001
Norwegian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Norwegian term or phrase: cand. mag. grad
college degree
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Explanation:
grad = degree
This doesn't change anything in the translation, you would still translate it as "BA" or "Cand.mag. degree (BA)", but just to be thorough...!

I also thought I'd add the following excerpt from the page provided below:
"Candidatus/Candidata magisterii (the cand. mag. degree). This degree is offered at universities and state colleges (some of these call it "regional cand.mag."), and at some university colleges. It may be taken at all universities in fields within the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences, or through a combination of these. The cand.mag. normally requires 4 years of study, with examinations totalling 80 vekttall, or 240 ECTS credits. An exception is the cand.mag. in natural sciences, which requires 210 ECTS credits, or 3 1/2 years of study. The cand.mag. degree in the university sector includes preparatory courses in, for instance, philosophy, logic, theory of science, and ethics, the combination of which is called Examen philosophicum and Examen facultatum (30 ECTS credits).

The cand.mag. degree implies a general education, which means that students have considerable choice when selecting subjects leading to the degree. The minimum requirement is at least 1 ½ years of study in one subject, leading to a mellomfag (intermediate subject, 90 ECTS credits) and at least one year of study in one other subject leading to a grunnfag (basic subject, 60 ECTS credits)."

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BA


Explanation:
OK, cand. mag. stands for "CANDIDATA/CANDIDATUS MAGISTERII". It is the BA in Norway, which comprises the grunnfag, mellomfag and storfag. It is called like this and not with a more precise name, because in Norway you may study different subjects during your BA studies; that is first year, for your grunnfag, you may choose Anthropology, then do Social Studies, then in the third year Archeology, and so on. Thus you get a general degree and not a specialised one, as in most other European countries. I would translate it as "Cand.Mag" (BA), i.e. in the same way as I said I would translate grunnfag, mellomfag, etc., yesterday. Whichever way you choose, as you know, you just have to be consistent! If you want to have a look at a context, see the University of Oslo's web page http://www.matnat.uio.no/english/candmag.html
which also provides a description of Cand.mag. They have left it as "Cand.mag" degree


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Daphne b
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31 mins
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Explanation:
grad = degree
This doesn't change anything in the translation, you would still translate it as "BA" or "Cand.mag. degree (BA)", but just to be thorough...!

I also thought I'd add the following excerpt from the page provided below:
"Candidatus/Candidata magisterii (the cand. mag. degree). This degree is offered at universities and state colleges (some of these call it "regional cand.mag."), and at some university colleges. It may be taken at all universities in fields within the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences, or through a combination of these. The cand.mag. normally requires 4 years of study, with examinations totalling 80 vekttall, or 240 ECTS credits. An exception is the cand.mag. in natural sciences, which requires 210 ECTS credits, or 3 1/2 years of study. The cand.mag. degree in the university sector includes preparatory courses in, for instance, philosophy, logic, theory of science, and ethics, the combination of which is called Examen philosophicum and Examen facultatum (30 ECTS credits).

The cand.mag. degree implies a general education, which means that students have considerable choice when selecting subjects leading to the degree. The minimum requirement is at least 1 ½ years of study in one subject, leading to a mellomfag (intermediate subject, 90 ECTS credits) and at least one year of study in one other subject leading to a grunnfag (basic subject, 60 ECTS credits)."




    Reference: http://www.nmh.no/ects/high_edu.html
Daphne b
Sweden
Local time: 12:08
Native speaker of: Native in GreekGreek
PRO pts in pair: 36
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