a student of literature/in literature

Hese

Senior Member
German
Hello again,

I've been wondering for a while which preposition is appropriate after "a student/ a professor" + their field.

She's a professor of economics/ in economics.
She's a student of economics/ in economics.

I'd go for "of", but I've come across the preposition 'in' in a newspaper and now I'm confused. Are both versions correct?

Thank you so much for your kind help
 
  • manon33

    Senior Member
    English - England (Yorkshire)
    You have an expert or a lecturer or a post in a subject, but a student or a professor of it.

    I cannot explain this difference.
     
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