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Re: OT: Utterly shameless self-promotion

From:R A Brown <ray@...>
Date:Sunday, May 21, 2006, 16:20
taliesin the storyteller wrote:
> Having been ordered by several who wish me all the best to beat my own > drum more, I hereby announce that I've finished my Master's degree in > Computational Linguistics.
Congratulations! If only computers had been a little more plentiful when I was younger. the closest I got to doing anything like computational linguistic was when I did my M.Sc. as a mature student at the end of 1980s.
> Since Master's degrees are a new animal in > Norway I have no idea how mine measures up to international ones. A > normal Master here is a two year run/course/study, with (nominally) one > year of taking classes and one year of research/writing a thesis.
They seem to vary over here. An M.A. or M.Sc. is normally two years full time (I think - or is just one year as top-up from a first degree?). I did my M.Sc. part time - I was teaching in Comprehensive (High) school. I took two year attending classes & doing exams, and a third year research & dissertation. The M.Litt. I did somewhat earlier - but even then I was working full-time, was purely a research and thesis thing. I took quite a few years (researching pre-Greek language); I don't recall off hand what the max time was. -- Ray ================================== ================================== "A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language." J.G. Hamann, 1760