Than you, pob14. Therefore, you would say: PhD Diploma Certificate or PhD Certificate? And, Master's Degree Diploma Certificate? Or Master's Degree Certificate?In the US, that would be a "diploma" in each case. (I would certainly not use "award" with Ph.D. in that context.)
Thank you, Keith Bradford, for your explanation.
However, I'm not at all sure whether such certificates are actually awarded or what they're called in the British system.
- PhD Award Certificate - OK but superfluous
- PhD Certificate - Good
- Master's Degree Certificate - OK but superfluous
- Master's Certificate- Good
You're asking about omitting the periods? I wouldn't, but a quick Google search shows that Columbia's website (among many others) uses the periods, whereas the University of Chicago's (among many others) does not. I would not presume to argue with either of those fine institutions, so my conclusion is that both are correct.
Thank you, pob14 and Packard, for your precious advice.As an aside, someone who holds the diploma is called a "diplomate", a term you almost never hear in the USA. So you hear, "She's has a PhD in bacteriology" but it would be surprising to hear, "She is a PhD diplomate in bacteriology". [American English]
Occasionally you hear "She holds a PhD in ..." which I don't think is wrong but it always seems a little strange to me.