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A bachelor's degree (from Middle Latin baccalaureus) or baccalaureate (from Modern Latin baccalaureatus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded by colleges and universities upon completion of a course of study lasting three to six years (depending on institution and academic discipline).

- Bachelor's degree

A master's degree normally requires previous study at the bachelor's level, either as a separate degree or as part of an integrated course.

- Master's degree

In some institutions and educational systems, certain bachelor's degrees can only be taken as graduate or postgraduate educations after a first degree has been completed, although more commonly the successful completion of a bachelor's degree is a prerequisite for further courses such as a master's or a doctorate.

- Bachelor's degree

The most common type of these undergraduate degrees are associate degree and bachelor's degree.

- Undergraduate degree

Some master's degrees can be undertaken immediately after finishing secondary education; however, these courses are usually extended versions of bachelor's degree programs, taking an additional year to complete.

- Undergraduate degree

In some European countries, a magister is a first degree and may be considered equivalent to a modern (standardized) master's degree (e.g., the German, Austrian and Polish university Diplom/Magister, or the similar five-year Diploma awarded in several subjects in Greek, Spanish, Portuguese, and other universities and polytechnics).

- Master's degree

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Qualification awarded to students upon successful completion of a course of study in higher education, usually at a college or university.

Qualification awarded to students upon successful completion of a course of study in higher education, usually at a college or university.

Meeting of doctors at the University of Paris (16th-century miniature)
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The newly conferred bachelor's degree holders after graduation at King's College London, one of the founding colleges of the University of London

These institutions commonly offer degrees at various levels, usually including undergraduate degrees, master's, and doctorates, often alongside other academic certificates and professional degrees.

The most common undergraduate degree is the bachelor's degree, although in some countries there are lower level higher education qualifications that are also titled degrees (e.g. associate degrees and foundation degrees).