diploma - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/dɪˈpləʊmə/
singulardiploma
pluraldiplomas
  1. 1
    British a course of study at a college or university in a vocational subject (=one that prepares you for a particular job)
    diploma in:

    I did a diploma in nursing.

    1. a.
      a course of study at a college or university in an academic subject that people sometimes do after getting a degree
      diploma in:

      My son’s doing a diploma in social studies.

  2. 2
    the qualification that you get when you have completed a diploma course
    diploma in:

    He has a diploma in marketing.