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post grad/ under grad

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
What is the difference between postgraduate and undergraduate?
I've tryed looking it up but it really confused me!

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i believe that post graduate is what you do when you've graduated from doing an under graduate?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yea, think of it like this: when you do a degree, you are actually doing an undergraduate degree. However, after you have a degree, if you want to go and do ANOTHER one on top of that, you can do a post graduate degree and get a PHd or whatever it's called, a doctorate?

    Postgraduate degrees are normally for those wishing to get involved in research or further study in their field of interest, rather than becomming more qualified for a job in that field. But jobs like lecturers almost always have postgraduates.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ok thanks, my goal is to be a child psychologist and its about 6 years at uni so im guessing 3 of those are undergrad and the other 3 postgrad
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    post means after.

    after graduation means that you already have your first degree.

    Postgraduate courses are for people who already have degrees.

    Undergraduate courses are for people who do not have degrees.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ok thanks, my goal is to be a child psychologist and its about 6 years at uni so im guessing 3 of those are undergrad and the other 3 postgrad

    http://jobprofiles.monster.com/Content/job_content/JC_Science/JSC_SocialScience/copy_of_JOB_StaffPsychologist/jobzilla_html?jobprofiles=1
    * A doctoral degree is required for employment as a licensed clinical or counseling psychologist.
    * Psychologists with PhDs qualify for a wide range of teaching, research, clinical and counseling positions in universities, elementary and secondary schools, private industry and government.
    * Psychologists with doctorates of psychology usually work in clinical positions.

    So yeah, you'd do your undergraduate, then your doctorate (post-graduate) degree if you wanted to be a child psychologist.
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