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  British undergraduate degree classification - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A degree may be awarded with or without honours, with the class of an honours degree based on the average mark of the assessed work a candidate has completed.
A candidate who is unable to take his or her exams because of illness can sometimes be awarded an aegrotat degree; this is an honours degree without classification, awarded on the understanding that had the candidate not been unwell, he or she would have passed.
A candidate for a postgraduate master's degree is usually required to have at least a 2:2 degree, although candidates with 2:1s are in a considerably stronger position to gain a place on a postgraduate course and to gain funding.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_undergraduate_degree_classification   (1037 words)

 Units: D
This distance is the average length of one degree of latitude (that is, the average distance between two lines of latitude 1° degree apart).
The Clark degree is defined as 1 part of calcium carbonate per 70 000 parts of water; this is about 14.3 parts per million (ppm), 17.1 mg/L, or 1 grain per gallon (gpg, another popular measure of hardness).
The number of degree days recorded on a given date is equal to the difference between 65 and the mean temperature for that date (figured as the average of the highest and lowest temperatures).
www.unc.edu /~rowlett/units/dictD.html   (8674 words)

 Wikinfo | Master's degree
A master's degree is an academic degree generally awarded for completion of a postgraduate course of one to two years in duration.
The Master's degree is intermediate between a bachelor's degree and a doctorate.
Scottish MA Although the science faculties of Scottish universities award the BSc degree, the standard first degree in Arts faculties (at the four ancient universities) is the Master of Arts (MA).
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Master's_degree   (666 words)

 Units: B   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
This abbreviation is non-metric: the metric abbreviation for 10
abbreviation for bioequivalent allergy unit, a measure of the potency of the compounds used by doctors in allergy skin tests.
In the British Empire, a common bottle size was 2/3 Imperial quart (1/6 gallon or 757.68 milliliters), a unit known as the reputed quart.
www.unc.edu /~rowlett/units/dictB.html   (7030 words)

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Formerly, in the University of Oxford the degree of B.Sc.
In Scotland the first degree in Arts, Fine Art, Humanities and Social Sciences awarded by many universities is the Master of Arts It should be noted the Science and Law faculties of Scottish universities award the BSc and LLB degrees respectively and the New Universities generally award the BA.
An MA degree is called a magister (abbreviated mgr) except for medical education where it is called a lekarz medycyny (this gives the holder the right to use the title of physician) or a lekarz weterynarii in the veterinary field.
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 Abbreviations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The characteristic figure of eight abbreviation mark known as a papal knot is part of the elaborate calligraphy of this papal bull.
These abbreviations for the so-called nomina sacra were used in the most formal and precisely written works.
Some of the abbreviations developed for the Latin language were carried over into English, although vernacular languages do not seem to have employed contractions to the same degree as some of the more heavily abbreviated Latin texts.
medievalwriting.50megs.com /scripts/abbreviation/abbreviation1.htm   (764 words)

 Ireland Information Guide , Irish, Counties, Facts, Statistics, Tourism, Culture, How
The vast majority of British universities are state financed, with only one private university - the University of Buckingham - where students have to pay all their fees.
British undergraduate students (and students from other EU countries) have to pay a proportion of their university fees up to a maximum of approximately £1,000; this is assessed on the basis of the income of the student and of the student's family.
British universities tend to have a strong reputation internationally, although this is limited to a small number of internationally known universities (notably Oxford, Cambridge and a few of the London colleges).
www.irelandinformationguide.com /British_university   (706 words)

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British degree abbreviations From Biocrawler Abbreviations are normally used to specify a degree, rather than spelling out the name in full.
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 A Taylor & Francis Journal: British Poultry Science - Instructions for Authors
Abbreviations permitted in other areas that may not be familiar in poultry science (for example, releasing hormones) should be explained.
Abbreviations are generally used in the singular and authors should avoid proliferations of idiosyncratic abbreviations and codings.
For tests of hypotheses, distributions, degrees of freedom and values of test statistics should be presented along with significant probabilities.
www.tandf.co.uk /journals/authors/cbpsauth.asp   (2262 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Master of Engineering
Final results are, in most cases, awared on the standard British undergraduate degree classification scale, although some universities award something structurally similar to 'Distinction', 'Merit', 'Pass' or 'Fail' as this is often the way that taught postgraduate master's degrees are classified.
In the United States, the Master of Engineering degree is generally a Professional degree offered as a coursework-based alternative to the traditional research-based Master of Science.
In Canada, the Master of Engineering degree is a graduate degree of typically two years length that involves coursework and a thesis or research paper of significant depth.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Master_of_Engineering   (1007 words)

Abbreviations may be used as a convenience in place of certain unwieldy chemical names.
Standard chemical symbols (Ca, NaOH) and the abbreviations listed for units of measure may be used without definition.
Avoid using abbreviations in the title and abstract, other than those standard for international usage.
www.ruf.rice.edu /~etcj/Abbreviations.html   (144 words)

 Distance and Online Bachelor's Degrees at Euclid University Extension   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
A bachelor's degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts three or four years.
Under the British, Irish, and Hong Kong systems, undergraduate degrees are differentiated by performance: they are awarded either as pass degrees or as honours degrees, the latter denoted by the appearance of "(Hons)" after the degree abbreviation.
An honours degree generally requires a higher academic standard than a pass degree, and in Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada an extra year of study which may involve independent research and the writing of a thesis.
www.eucliduniversity.org /euclid/en/b-general.asp   (795 words)

 British Theatre in the 1950s   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
His insistence on providing background information on the nature and mechanics of theatre funding is welcome, and he is surely right to state that “[a] substantial part of the history of post-war British theatre is the history of institutions, both literal and metaphorical” (6).
In contrast to Shellard’s and Roberts’s monographs, British Theatre in the 1950s is a set of conference proceedings, and it has the usual strengths and weaknesses of the genre.
The Shellard collection is undoubtedly helpful in recording some of the questions that the British Library conference posed about the period, and it starts to suggest new avenues that might lead to a much more radical rereading of the plays and players of the 1950s.
www.utpjournals.com /product/md/433/british17.html   (1752 words)

 Published by Draco Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
At that time he was also involved with British Intelligence, fact, which was not well known until his death in 1940.
British Commandos, published in 1942 by US War Department Military Intelligence Service introduced historical, organizational, operational and tactical aspects of British Special Forces to American Armed Forces.
In British Military Terminology, published in 1943, common U. military terms are given with their British equivalents, and the U. equivalents are used for British military terms, which were unfamiliar to Americans or might be misunderstood.
www.dracobooks.com /publishedbydracobooks.htm   (323 words)

The British honours system is akin to the Indian caste system in its intricacy.
The British Raj added to the complexity by adding indigenous Indian titles to the plethora imported directly from their distant shores.
At the apex of this honours system was membership of the British peerage which meant a seat in the House of Lords in London.
www.geocities.com /ayanghosh/honours.html   (943 words)

 The Maths PhD in the UK: Notes on its History
The existence of two degrees, awarded at different dates for the same course of study, is a source of confusion and explains some of the discrepancies in the dates given by different authorities.
The British university is not generous with titles, for only a minority of academics have the title “professor”, and perhaps the move was a case of keeping up with titled foreigners.
Higher degrees to follow on from a bachelor’s degree and serve as a preparation for an academic career started to appear in the 1860s.
www.economics.soton.ac.uk /staff/aldrich/Doc1.htm   (3870 words)

 British Journal of Pharmacology - 75 years of opioid research: the exciting but vain quest for the Holy Grail
Over the 75-year lifetime of the British Pharmacological Society there has been an enormous expansion in our understanding of how opioid drugs act on the nervous system, with much of this effort aimed at developing powerful analgesic drugs devoid of the side effects associated with morphine – the Holy Grail of opioid research.
At the molecular and cellular level multiple opioid receptors have been cloned and characterised, their potential for oligomerisation determined, a large family of endogenous opioid agonists has been discovered, multiple second messengers identified and our understanding of the adaptive changes to prolonged exposure to opioid drugs (tolerance and physical dependence) enhanced.
Hans Walter Kosterlitz (1903–1996), the doyen of British opioid pharmacologists.
www.nature.com /bjp/journal/v147/n1s/full/0706435a.html   (6393 words)

 University Advancement at Oregon State University
Generic degree terms such as bachelor of arts and master of science are not capitalized at OSU.
They are abbreviated when used after the name of a city or county: Salem, Ore.; Benton County, Ore. Check the AP stylebook for the appropriate abbreviations of states.
With the exception of well-understood acronyms and abbreviations, such as B.A., M.S., and other degrees, GPA and ROTC, spell out the full name or title on first use, followed by the letters in parentheses, if they are to be used repeatedly in the text.
oregonstate.edu /publications/webidentity/editorial.html   (4047 words)

 BioMed Central | Full text | Carboxyhaemoglobin levels and their determinants in older British men
However, there is little information about the levels of COHb prevalent in the British population and its determinants, which is of particular concern because of the widespread use of gas heating appliances in Britain [1].
The British Regional Heart Study is a prospective study of cardiovascular disease among middle-aged and older men.
This is likely to apply particularly to active smoking exposure, which influences COHb to an extent strongly determined by the degree of inhalation [23] and to gas cooking, to which the amount and intensity of exposure in likely to vary considerably.
www.biomedcentral.com /1471-2458/6/189   (4515 words)

 Medical Library Association: Style Manual: Abbreviations
Many acceptable abbreviations and initialisms and their usage are specified throughout this manual and its appendixes.
Some abbreviations are permitted in the MLA News and occasional MLA publications that are not permitted in the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA).
Some abbreviations of trade names, organizations, or innovations function as initialisms or acronyms (e.g., UMLS, NLM, TQM), using the initial capital letters or parts of individual elements of the name as a shortened version of the name itself.
www.mlanet.org /publications/style/style_abbreviations.html   (577 words)

 HPL: Essays - British Schooling in the 1970s   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
British law allows 16-year-olds to take a job, rent a house (if they can afford it), smoke tobacco, have sex, and move out of their parents' home - and parental consent is not needed for any of this.
I've mentioned that the British system is relatively inflexible about keeping students with their age-mates.
The Scottish system (covering about 10% of the British population) is fairly independent of the English/Welsh system, and there are differences in the dates of terms and holidays.
www.hp-lexicon.org /essays/essay-british-schooling.html   (1958 words)

 Terms Beginning With "B" | Terms of Environment | US EPA
Bioavailabiliity: Degree of ability to be absorbed and ready to interact in organism metabolism.
The greater the BOD, the greater the degree of pollution.
British Thermal Unit: Unit of heat energy equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit at sea level.
www.epa.gov /OCEPAterms/bterms.html   (2459 words)

 Common Latin Abbreviations in Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
These abbreviations are an attempt to avoid the religious connotations of the Latin abbreviation.
Literally, the word means "around," and it is sometimes abbreviated "ca." Usage: Shortly after Henry IV seized the throne from Richard II, Geoffrey Chaucer died (c.1400 A.D.), perhaps due to old age.
The abbreviation was used in Roman times as a part of official government documentation.
web.cn.edu /kwheeler/latin.html   (982 words)

 British degree abbreviations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Some of the following are postgraduate degrees in a few universities, but generally bachelors are undergraduate degrees.
The majority of undergraduate master's degrees are within science and engineering subjects.
Due to the flexibility of Latin word order, there are two schools in the abbreviation of doctor's degrees.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_degree_abbreviations   (980 words)

 CBATO - Brittish Territories: Export Guide to Consumer Food Markets
The British territories in the Caribbean consist of several small islands whose economies are based on tourism and offshore banking and finance.
The British Virgin Islands and Anguilla are contiguous.
The high degree of the development of the tourism industry and the large number of US visitors are reflected in the broad range of US food and beverage items available locally.
www.cbato.fas.usda.gov /cfm_british.htm   (5651 words)

 Doctorate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Traditionally, the award of a doctorate implies recognition of the candidate as an equal by the university faculty under which he or she has studied.
Actual practice within the field requires that the degree holder become licensed by the appropriate body (an organization not affiliated with the schools granting the degrees) and registration can require a certain amount of work experience.
In Denmark there are five levels of degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, "magisterkonferens" (similar to an MPhil in the United Kingdom system; a degree by research, higher than a Master's but lower than a Ph.D.), Ph.D., and finally Dr., which is the higher doctorate.
www.info-pedia.net /about/doctorate   (861 words)

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