from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or pursuing advanced study after graduation from high school or college.
- n. One who is engaged in postgraduate study.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person continuing to study in a field after having successfully completed a degree course.
- adj. Those studies which take place after having successfully completed a degree course.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or designating, the studies pursued after graduation, esp., after receiving the bachelor's degree at a college; graduate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Belonging or relating to or prosecuting a course of study pursued after graduation: as, postgraduate lectures; a postgraduate course of study; a postgraduate student.
- n. A graduate; one studying after graduation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to studies beyond a bachelor's degree
- n. a student who continues studies after graduation
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Because postgraduate is so often used interchangeably with graduate, it would be unrealistic to insist that the two must be different and that postgraduate means what you and I think it does (what it should!).
But postgraduate is actually better established than these pre - words.
I also recall my visits to the ranch in the years of 1958 and 1959, a postgraduate from the Soviet Union, a Jack London student of Moscow State University and UC-Berkeley, together with Vice-Chancellor of the University James Hart and famous literary scholar Franklin Walker.
It is possible to register as a one-year or one-term postgraduate student not reading for a degree.
Baudrillard reminds me of a very dark period in my life called my postgraduate year.
It is important to note that in the past school term, 1,506 teachers took some kind of postgraduate course.
Here we saw the Bishop and a number of novice priests receiving instruction, taking, I imagine, a kind of postgraduate course.
The key voting block that put Obama over the top is the block of voters with "postgraduate" education.
Mr. Kaufman has no MBA, but he does have a business education from a program at his university described as "essentially an MBA at the undergraduate level"—presumably sans the fraudulent bits they do at postgraduate school.
If you can stand the heat, there's so much to like here: the opportunity to workshop with creative writing doctoral students, the presence of one of the nation's most competitive postgraduate fellowship programs, a stellar faculty, a stand-out focus on international issues and public service, and full funding for all for three years.