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    do/take a degree

    Hello!

    Would you also be so kind to explain the difference (if there is some) between
    - do a degree
    - take a degree

    ? Does the 1st one mean preparing for final exams and the 2nd - receiving your diploma after you've passed all of them?

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    Re: do/take a degree

    I wouldn't use "take".
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    #3

    Re: do/take a degree

    Can I say that "to do a degree" means the same as "to get a degree"?

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    Re: do/take a degree

    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/do_2 Definition#10
    Having read the above, I think 'to do a degree' means the same as 'to study a degree'.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: do/take a degree

    So will it work this way:
    to do a degree = to study for it
    to take a degree = get/receive a degree ?

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    #6

    Re: do/take a degree

    'To take a degree in (= study)'── quoted from www.thefreedictionary.com/degree
    I am not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: do/take a degree

    I would say that you earn a degree, although "get" a degree is also possible (and is used).

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