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Postgraduate Programmes: Variety, Depth, Credits and Enrolment

Aceme Nyika
from: Postgraduate Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for PhD and Master's Students and their Supervisors (Author: Aceme Nyika). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2018) Pages: 19-26.


It is critical for prospective postgraduate students to have a broad understanding of the variety, scope and depth of postgraduate programmes so as to firstly make informed choices before enrolment and secondly be able to develop a well-thought out study plan for the whole postgraduate programme. In simple terms, a postgraduate qualification is a qualification that is obtained by a candidate who has already graduated with a first degree. The first degree is generally referred to as an undergraduate degree and is the degree that one can enroll for after successfully completing secondary school education. This articles gives a detailed explanation of various postgraduate programmes offered by institutions of higher learning across the world, entry requirements, notional hours of study, credits and grading systems read more ...
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