Meaning of DEGREE in English

DEGREE

noun

1

BAD : I have a Master degree in international journalism.

GOOD : I have a Master's degree in international journalism.

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a Master's degree (or a Master's ), a bachelor's degree (WITH 's ): 'I'm studying for a Master's degree in fuel science.'

2

BAD : I have the degree in economics.

GOOD : I have a degree in economics.

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a degree (NOT the ): 'She is studying for a postgraduate degree.'

3

BAD : He is studying for a degree of computer science

GOOD : He is studying for a degree in computer science

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a degree in a particular subject (NOT of ): 'a degree in law'.

Note the alternative structure: 'a computer science degree,' 'a law degree'

4

DUBIOUS : I've come here to obtain a Master's degree in International Journalism.

GOOD : I've come here to do a Master's degree in International Journalism.

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do/take/get a degree ( in a particular subject area): 'I'm thinking about doing a Master's degree in business administration.'

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