Sir, I am a post graduate in Electronic and communication engineering. In addition to this, I have a Master's degree in computer application and a Master's degree in Business Administration(HR). I have four degrees to my credit. How do I say in a single word?
I mean if I have two degrees, I can say, I am a post graduate. If I have three, can I say " triple graduate"? Is there a word like "triple"? I am not sure about it. Please clarify.
Sanjay, postgraduate (graduate in North America, although we understand the British usage) is a type of degree and does not infer any sense of number.
So if I had the following degrees -- Bachelor of Arts (Architecture), Master of Architecture, and Doctor of Philosphy (Architecture) -- I would have one undergraduate degree and two postgraduate degrees. (I don't, because a doctorate in my field is useless unless you wish to teach Architectural History.)
Having two degrees does not automatically make the second degree a postgraduate degree. I have a friend who has vacilated her entire life between two interests. Her first (undergraduate) degree was a Bachelor of Arts (Art Practice). After several years in the "real world", she returned to school and obtained a second degree, a Bachelor of Arts (Architecture). This second degree is not considered a postgraduate degree. Only when she received her Masters did she receive a postgraduate degree. Again, postgraduate indicates the level and not the number.
The phrase I think you are looking for is either "two postgraduate degrees" or "multiple postgraduate degrees." You might also just say "I have multiple degrees" and then list them.
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