Laurea triennale, laurea specialistica, master, dottorato.

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  1. robyx nda house New Member

    Italy / France
    Hi. I'm a little bit confused. Can you tell me if I'm right or wrong please?
    Laurea triennale = Bachelor's degree;
    Laurea specialistica = Master's degree;
    Dottorato = Ph. D;
    Master (First Level) = ?
    Thank you.
  2. AlabamaBoy

    AlabamaBoy Senior Member

    Northern Colorado USA
    American English
    We are all confused. The degrees are only approximately equivalent.

    Here is my attempt to give the approximate equivalents, but it will depend on the university, corporation, or government organization where you would like to use your degree credentials:

    2 year degree
    USA - Associate's Degree (Technical School or Trade School)
    UK - Foundation Degree

    3 year degree:
    UK - Bachelor's Degree
    Australia - Bachelor's Degree (2002-)
    IT - Laurea triennale
    USA - ---

    4 year degree
    USA - Bachelor's Degree
    UK - Honours Bachelor's Degree
    UK - Undergraduate Master's Degree
    IT - Laurea vecchio Ordinamento

    5 year degree
    USA - ---
    UK - Post graduate Master's Degree
    IT - Laurea triennale+2anni, Laurea Magistrale, Laurea Specialistica,
    IT - Laurea Ciclo Unico (= Vecchio Ordinamento)

    6 year degree
    USA - Master's Degree
    IT - Laurea triennale+3anni, Laurea Magistrale + 1 anno,
    IT - Laurea Specialistica + 1 anno,
    IT - Laurea Ciclo Unico (= Vecchio Ordinamento)+ 1 anno

    7 years or more

    USA - PhD, Doctorate Degree
    UK - PhD, Doctorate Degree
    IT - Dottorato di Ricerca
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2010
  3. Paulfromitaly

    Paulfromitaly MODerator

    Brescia (Italy)
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