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Education System In Canada

As the education system in Canada is managed by the provincial governments, there are several clusters in which lie the various study level and educational stages followed across the country.

  • Diploma and Certificates courses are typically vocational oriented programmes and are technical in nature. They often run for between 1-2 years.
  • Associate Degrees hold the same value as that of the first two years of a 4-year bachelor’s degrees.
  • Bachelor’s Degrees are conducted over a period of 3-4 years and are undertaken after successfully completing secondary school.
  • Bachelor’s Honours Degrees are a 4-year course requiring you to obtain a specific GPA or credits and is a specialist programme.
  • Postgraduate Diplomas are a 1-2 year course completed after a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Master’s Degree (By Thesis) is a research driven course requiring you to submit a thesis for assessment.
  • Master’s Degree (Non-Thesis) is a 1-2 year taught course not requiring a thesis on completion.
  • PhD courses can range between 4-7 years and are awarded on completion of a dissertation which is presented and defended before a panel of faculty members.

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