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    to complete postgraduate studies in ..... from

    Hello everybody!

    I would like to make sure that the below-mentioned sentences mean the same.

    He completed a postgraduate course/postgraduate studies in maths from Cracow University.

    He graduated from a postgraduate course in maths at Cracow University.

    He did/took/gained/obtained/earned/received a postgraduate degree in maths from Cracow University.

    Do you confirm that all these sentences are right and mean the same?

    Thank you.

    Last edited by JACEK1; 19-Mar-2015 at 10:02.

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    Re: to complete postgraduate studies in ..... from

    Lots of confusion here.

    First off, in this context
    at is a better preposition than from.

    He completed a postgraduate course/postgraduate studies in maths from Cracow University.

    To complete postgraduate studies usually means to obtain a doctorate (PhD or DPhil). A course, on the other hand, is just one of many steps on the way to a degree. However, depending on the context complete postgraduate studies may occasionally meanfinish a masters degree, although in such a case I prefer his or her postgraduate studies.

    He graduated from a postgraduate course in maths at Cracow University.

    You cannot graduate from a course. See above. Several courses and other work as well are required to gain a degree, i.e. to graduate.

    He did/took/gained/obtained/earned/received a postgraduate degree in maths from Cracow University.

    They are all acceptable and equivalent.

    Last edited by probus; 20-Mar-2015 at 04:54.

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