As the education system in Canada is managed by the provincial governments, there are several clusters in which lie the various study level and educational stages followed across the country.
- Diploma and Certificates courses are typically vocational oriented programmes and are technical in nature. They often run for between 1-2 years.
- Associate Degrees hold the same value as that of the first two years of a 4-year bachelor’s degrees.
- Bachelor’s Degrees are conducted over a period of 3-4 years and are undertaken after successfully completing secondary school.
- Bachelor’s Honours Degrees are a 4-year course requiring you to obtain a specific GPA or credits and is a specialist programme.
- Postgraduate Diplomas are a 1-2 year course completed after a Bachelor’s degree.
- Master’s Degree (By Thesis) is a research driven course requiring you to submit a thesis for assessment.
- Master’s Degree (Non-Thesis) is a 1-2 year taught course not requiring a thesis on completion.
- PhD courses can range between 4-7 years and are awarded on completion of a dissertation which is presented and defended before a panel of faculty members.