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Capitalisation of degrees? I'm confused

Capitalisation of degrees? I'm confused

Postby TeacherGal » Fri May 17, 2019 8:56 am

Yes, I've Googled but still unsure.

In the sentence below is 'master's of education' correctly written with an apostrophe and no capitalisation?

I graduated with a master’s of education from The University of Sydney.
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Re: Capitalisation of degrees? I'm confused

Postby Heliotrope » Fri May 17, 2019 8:00 pm

The correct way to spell master’s degree is with the apostrophe, and with a lower case m.
The s in master’s indicates a possessive (the degree of a master), not a plural.

However, if you’re speaking of a specific degree, you should capitalize both Master & Education (Master of Education) and avoid creating a possessive.

You could say:
"I graduated (with) a Master of Education from The University of Sydney" or "I obtained my Master of Education from The University of Sydney" or "I was awarded a Master of Education from The University of Sydney"

https://www.grammarly.com/blog/masters-degree/
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Postby PsyGuy » Sat May 18, 2019 5:52 pm

No apostrophe, capitalize Master and Education, "I graduated with a Master of Education from The University of Sydney".
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Re: Capitalisation of degrees? I'm confused

Postby Illiane_Blues » Sun May 19, 2019 2:57 am

I was a bit confused about the same when I updated my CV years ago.
What Heliotrope says is correct.
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Re: Capitalisation of degrees? I'm confused

Postby TeacherGal » Sun May 19, 2019 7:48 am

Thanks, everyone.
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