Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. Key Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Oct 2007
    • Posts: 1,618

    What does 'a first class degree' mean?

    Please could I ask what 'a first class degree' means in the sentence below? A very good bachelor's or master's or doctor's degree?

    She obtained a first class degree in classics. (This sentence is taken from the COLLINS COBUILD USAGE, without any context. And the Chinese translation of this sentence is something like 'She obtained the highest degree in Ancient Rome and Greece's civilization research,' in which I guess the 'the highest degree' should refer to the doctor's degree. But I'm not sure.)
    Last edited by joham; 09-Mar-2014 at 13:22.

  2. 5jj's Avatar
    VIP Member
    Retired English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Oct 2010
    • Posts: 28,134

    Re: What does 'a first class degree' mean?

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 28-Sep-2013, 10:10
  2. [Vocabulary] overall class/grade for the above degree
    By Anna0503 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-Nov-2012, 19:55
  3. Can I do an MA WITHOUT having a degree?
    By sunflowers1980 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-Nov-2009, 13:01
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 16-Mar-2009, 13:47
  5. degree?
    By tonygarside in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 13-Oct-2006, 19:50


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts