Science" - is that right? Instead, capitalize both the word master and the field: Writing a thesis is the last step before being awarded a Master of Arts degree in Linguistics. Oh, and I would website collects articles and essays include capitalization, regardless because it is the name of your degree. This has now changed with more than 50 of secondary school pupils going on to tertiary education, a more representative percentage of the UK's public sector. Master of Sciences are abbreviated, and the rules on how to do it vary from one university and style guide to another. It's now considered somewhat archaic, but British students would say, "I am reading law or whatever". I am preparing some resumes, and found out that I have never needed to spell many varations of Master of Science.
I think this is wrong? Although, come to think of it, we would be instructed to write something like "I am finishing a master's degree in science as "Master's of Science Degree" wouldn't be the correct title of the degree. Masters Degree, when someone is awarded a masters degree, they are recognized as having sufficient knowledge in a field of study to be called a master. A Bachelor of Science title can be abbreviated as BS,.S., or BSc, but also as SB,.B., and. Or is it "I am currently finishing a master's of science" (no capitalization). Posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 5:22 AM on November 30, 2009 I agree that "a master's degree in field" sounds classiest, if you're allowed to fiddle that way. If it makes a difference I am writing Canadian English. Ps: no i am not pursuing a Master's (master's?) degree in English :P posted by figTree to, writing Language (12 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite.
I'm not a grammar expert, but I've had occasion to write it down myself before, and these are the conventions I understand to be correct. When speaking about a specific degree, you drop the possessive and capitalize both the word bachelor and the field of study: He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from a prestigious college. Even within one country, (Australia for example) there's variation on whether its Masters or Master's. Posted by twistofrhyme at 12:42 AM on November 30, 2009, i work with people writing biographies of donors at a(n American) university; our style guide would say that "I am finishing a master of science degree" is incorrect-you need the possessive and the capitals. However, if you are a Master of Science, then no apostrophe is needed, because it is a title. For example: "I am currently finishing a Master of Science". Its usage, as far as I know, is confined to the UK and its Commonwealth countries. Confused on spelling variations: Master of Science. If youre speaking of a specific degree, you should capitalize master and avoid creating a possessive: Master of Science.
When talking about the degree in general, it doesnt need to be capitalized, the bachelors is written as a possessive, not a plural: If you dont study hard, youll never get a bachelors degree. The academic title Master of Arts can be abbreviated as MA.A., and if the university in question is keen on Latin phrases, it may be abbreviated as AM.M., from the Latin. Edit: Cannot find a reference online other than.