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    postgraduate degree/course

    Hi, I've got this exercise where students need to complete sentences with some given words, and apparently the following is the only way to complete this sentence:
    After she finishes her "course", she wants to go on to do a postgraduate "degree" in medicine.
    Would it be possible to swap the two words in here? Are there any differences between a "postgraduate course" and a postgraduate degree"? Thanks.

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    Re: postgraduate degree/course

    Quote Originally Posted by micaelo View Post
    Hi, I've got this exercise where students need to complete sentences with some given words, and apparently the following is the only way to complete this sentence:
    After she finishes her "course", she wants to go on to do a postgraduate "degree" in medicine.
    Would it be possible to swap the two words in here? Are there any differences between a "postgraduate course" and a postgraduate degree"? Thanks.
    You could almost switch them, but I'm not fond of "do a postgraduate course". If it is one course, one would "take" it.

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    Re: postgraduate degree/course

    'Do' sounds fine in BrE.

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    Re: postgraduate degree/course

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    'Do' sounds fine in BrE.
    We'll add that to the differences book.

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