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Recommended Terminology

Recommended Format for Academic Terms

The following is a list of relevant terms and appropriate spellings for use in all University publications. This shows the standard way in which to present key terminology, and should be applied when producing both paper-based and web publications.

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Degree Terminology

Bachelor’s degree

Master’s degree

Honours degree

Combined Honours degree

Single Honours degree

postgraduate (one word, lower case unless at start of sentence)

undergraduate (as above)

PhD

Dr

MPhil

MSc

BSc

MLitt

MRes

BA (Hons)

MA (Hons)

Postgraduate Certificate (in full)

Postgraduate Diploma (in full)

part-time

full-time

mixed-mode

online

multi-disciplinary

Departmental Terminology

Department (initial cap only when referring to a specific department at Stirling).

Faculty (initial cap only when referring to a specific faculty at Stirling).

School (initial cap only when referring to a specific school at Stirling).

Institute (initial cap only when referring to a specific institute at Stirling).

Centre (initial cap only when referring to a specific centre at Stirling).