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This page and PhD have a lot of overlap in content (although not authorship), and should perhaps be reworked concurrently? See Talk:Doctor of Philosophy. --zandperl 02:10, 9 Dec 2003 (UTC)


    Undergraduate degrees in the UK are generally at a higher level than 
    undergraduate degrees in the US, perhaps equivalent to the Master's degree.

This sentence sounds highly suspect to me, and I'm almost positive it's absolutely false. If it were true, then undergrad students from the UK would proceed directly to the US and Canada to get their doctorates. Exploding Boy 01:38, Jul 11, 2004 (UTC)

  • Having studied in the US and worked in the UK, I would say that it isn't true, but neither is its opposite. It very much depends on the specifics of the degree: A 4-year degree in the US from a good university in many, if not most cases is better than the average 3-year degree in the UK, but UK courses are much more focused than in the US (as are most other European undergraduate programs). -- Martin 160.83.32.14 08:40, 17 Sep 2004 (UTC)
    • My impression is that undergrad degrees in the UK are more highly focused than (liberal arts) undergrad degrees in the US. Perhaps more focused programs in the US such as engineering or business are more akin to UK degrees? --zandperl 20:42, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)

References

Anybody have references, either virtual or physical, for the various things stated here? A lot of it reads like personal experiences, and it does read quite well, so if we referenced it further I'd like to nominate the page for featured article status. --zandperl 20:42, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)

POV?

I don't want to ruffle any feathers here, but I wonder if this page is sticking closely enough tot he NPOV rule. There is a great deal of bitterness in this article and at times it sounds more like disaffected grad students voicing their complaints, rather than an encyclopedia article.

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