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Courses of study

access course

noun

a course of study in which you learn enough about a subject to allow you to enter a college or university to study the subject further

apprenticeship

noun

employment as an apprentice

articles

noun

the final part of the education of a professional person, for example a lawyer, during which they work for a company

class

noun

a course of lessons in a particular subject

correspondence course

noun

an educational course that you take at home, receiving your work and sending it back by post or by email

course

noun

a series of lessons or lectures in an academic subject or a practical skill

crash course

noun

a course of study in which you are taught a lot about a subject in a short time

diploma

noun

a course of study at a college or university in a vocational subject (=one that prepares you for a particular job)

diploma

noun

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

doctoral

adjective

related to studying for a doctorate

elective

adjective

an elective course of study is one that you choose to do, rather than one that you must do

elective

noun

a course of study that you choose to do, rather than one that you must do

evening class

noun

a series of classes for adults in a particular subject that they go to in the evening

extension

noun

in the UK, a system in which students can take courses at a university without being full-time students

extramural

adjective

extramural courses are given by a university or college for people who are not its usual students. These courses are often called continuing education.

foundation course

noun

in the UK, a course at university or college that covers a range of subjects at a basic level and prepares students for a longer, more advanced course

further education

noun

courses of study or training that some people do after they have left school when they do not go to university. Courses of study at a university are called higher education.

induction course

noun

a training course that introduces people to an organization, school, or other institution

major

noun

a student’s main subject at college or university

minor

noun

a university or college subject or area of study that is less important and involves less work than a student’s main subject

modular

adjective

a modular course of study is divided into separate sections called modules

MOOC

noun

massive open online course: a course of study offered over the Internet which is free and has a very large number of participants

night school

noun

classes in the evening for people who work during the day

option

noun

any course that a student can choose to take, in addition to the courses that they must take

PGCE

noun

Postgraduate Certificate of Education: in the UK, a course of study that you do after getting a university degree so that you can teach in a state school

prerequisite

noun

a course that you must take before you are allowed to take another particular course

refresher course

noun

a short course of study in which you learn about new developments in a subject that you studied before, or improve your knowledge of it

sandwich course

noun

an educational course in which students have practical experience of the subject between periods of study

summer school

noun

a course of study held at a college or university during the summer holiday

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a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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