Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Elbulk, Jul 28, 2023.
And it is, indeed. Thanks.
I guess I read more into your "then come enroll" comment than what was there.
Either way, thank you again for sharing this opportunity. I'll definitely bookmark the university and keep on eye on how it progresses!
Objection, Your Honour! Canada joined the British Commonwealth in 1931. https://www.international.gc.ca/world-monde/international_relations-relations_internationales/multilateral-multilateraux/commonwealth.aspx?lang=eng
Forgive me if misunderstood, but it was my impression that Canada's education system was closer to its southern neighbor rather than that of the UK and some other Commonwealth nations.
Does Canada do GCSEs, A-Levels, 3-year Bachelor's, BHons degrees, etc.?
In Ontario courses in grades 11 and 12 are coded either U intended for preparation for University, M for University or College, C for College, E for Workplace, and O for Open, making U courses a rough counterpart to A-level courses.
Canada does do 3-year Bachelor's and does title some 4-year Bachelors as Honours Bachelor's.
Oh, wow. That's quite different from what I remember being told. Thank you for clarifying!
While I can't edit my post above, I do formally retract Canada from the list! Apologies to all Canadians.
No problem, eh!
The only three year Bachelor's degree in Canada I know of is the Athabasca BGS. Are there others?
They're so common that they're kind of hiding in plain sight; they're often not prominently labelled "three-year." For example York University, a large public university in Toronto, tells future students:
There's been a slow shift from three toward four years as a normal length for a bachelor's in Canada. Now both are normal. To describe bachelor's degrees without the designation Honours in Canada in general, I'd amend York's statement to say that both three academic year and four academic year full-time equivalent lengths are now normal. All Honours bachelor's are implicitly four academic years FTE.
Today I learned.
In Nigeria, degrees are between 4-5 years. 5 years for Law, Engineering and if you attend a University of Technology by default you will spend 5 years even for courses that are 4 years know regular universities. If you have a diploma or A level, you could get entry into the second year. Medicine though is slightly above 6 years.
I like this. You want to study law - you do that right away. Same with medicine. Here in Canada - you need a bachelor's - in something - first. Minimum 3 years. THEN you go to law school - which is another 3 years. Then you "article" for a year, I think. i.e. you work in a law office under close supervision and make peanuts. (At least they used to - back in the day In the 60s I knew of articling students getting $50 a week.) Then finally, you're a lawyer. The process costs a fortune. Law school is VERY expensive.
Same process with medicine. You start with a Bachelor's degree -usually in sciences, life science etc. Most likely 4 years. Then there's Med. School.Another 4 years. After that, residency etc. Nigerian routes appear to be much more focused and direct. Like the British system.
American routes to these professions are quite similar to Canadian. Most American aspiring professionals enter law or medical school after a four-year bachelor's. Law school is 3 years - I don't know if there's an articling period in the US. I don't think so. There is of course the Bar Exam. I think there MAY still be a provision allowing some people to enter US law school with less than a Bachelor's degree -- I think 60 credits (half a bachelor's - or a complete associate's) might work for some. I'm not sure if it's still on the books.
No shortcuts whatever for medicine. I like the British system. You want to study history, zoology, law etc. -- that's what you do, from Day 1 in University. All the general ed. requirements, as we have here, were taken care of in high school.
So sadly for Nigeria, you still go to Law School for 1 year, the law degree used to be 4 years till some many years ago. And with Medicine, you still have to do 1-year post-graduation horsemanship, then residency to specialize too. If you have a foreign law degree, they will make you spend 2 sessions in law school. In Nigeria you take the bar exam at the end of law school, still time waiting if you ask me, just let them do the ar exams after the 5th year
That's not on horseback, is it? I assume it's a term for internship, or similar, ... right?
Housemanship* sorry it was autocorrect, just an alternative term they use for internship
Yes - I thought of that later -- sounds very British. Oh my, that's because it IS.
Google: housemanship (plural housemanships) A stage of graduate medical training in the UK and many former British colonies, which follows the acquisition of an M.D., in which the new physician serves as a house officer under the supervision of a registrar or attending physician.
I only remember what matters.
In Nigeria, the medical degree is MBBS/ MBCh ( Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery ), unlike MD in America.
Right, I believe UK is the same. My doctor is Canadian but went to Med. School in Ireland. Her diploma says the same. The degree works fine here - after a Canadian qualifying exam for foreign-trained doctors.
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