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    I have a BSc and a MSc degrees in the economics discipline

    hi,

    I think i should split the question into 2 parts


    part1:

    for the above (blue) sentence, is it appropriate to use the word "discipline"?


    part2:

    Someone suggested me to write:
    "I have BSc and MSc degrees in Economics."
    However, there might be 2 problems


    Problem1:
    I will write the sentence in a job application cover letter.

    And I my degrees are "BSc in Business Economics" and "MSc in Applied Economics".

    I worry that if I write the "red sentence", employee will think I have degrees in BSc in Economics and MSc in Economics.

    So, I can't deliver the right message and give them a bad first impression.

    Problem2:
    I think it is better to write "I have BSc and MSc degrees in economics."

    The reason is because "economics" should represent an area of study, rather than the name of a subject, in this case.




    thanks
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    I think it is better to write "I have BSc and MSc degrees in economics."

    You are right.

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    Default Re: discipline

    The reason for adding the word "discipline" is to emphasis economics refers to an area of study but not the name of a course.

    may be it is possible to write
    I have a BSc and a MSc degrees in the
    discipline of economics

    However, given that the word "economics" is used, so no need to emphasis economics refers to an area of studying. Because everyone will know.


    but not sure


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    Default Re: discipline

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    The reason for adding the word "discipline" is to emphasis economics refers to an area of study but not the name of a course.

    may be it is possible to write
    I have a BSc and a MSc degrees in the
    discipline of economics

    However, given that the word "economics" is used, so no need to emphasis economics refers to an area of studying. Because everyone will know.


    but not sure

    Everyone will know what you mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Everyone will know what you mean.
    hi, could you please look at the following 2 sentences?

    "I have BSc and MSc degrees in economics."
    "I have a BSc and a MSc degrees in economics."

    Do you think the second sentence is more grammatically correct?

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    Default Re: discipline

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    hi, could you please look at the following 2 sentences?

    "I have BSc and MSc degrees in economics."
    "I have a BSc and a MSc degrees in economics."

    Do you think the second sentence is more grammatically correct?
    No, the first one is correct.

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