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Postgraduate Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    postgraduate adj : of or relating to studies beyond a bachelor's degree; "graduate courses" [syn: graduate(a)] n : a student who continues studies after graduation [syn: graduate student, grad student]
Postgraduate Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Postgraduate \Post*grad"u*ate\, a. [Pref. post- + graduate.] Of, pertaining to, or designating, the studies pursued after graduation, esp., after receiving the bachelor's degree at a college; graduate. -- n. A student who pursues such studies. Note: Most careful writers consider the word graduate to be the proper word to use in this sense.
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Postgraduate education involves learning and studying for degrees or other qualifications for which a first or Bachelor's degree generally is required, and is normally considered to be part of tertiary or higher education. In North America, this level is generally referred to as graduate school.

The organization and structure of postgraduate education varies in different countries, and also in different institutions within countries. This article sets out the basic types of course and of teaching and examination methods, with some explanation of their history.

In some programs in the traditional German system, there is no legal distinction between "undergraduate" and "postgraduate". In such programs, all education aims towards the Master's degree, whether introductory (Bachelor's level) or advanced (Master's level). The aim of the Bologna process is to abolish this system.

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