Definition of postgraduate in English:

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Pronunciation: /pōstˈɡrajo͞oət/


Relating to a course of study undertaken after completing a first degree: a postgraduate degree
More example sentences
  • The university runs about 200 distance-learning degree courses, as well as many postgraduate degree courses.
  • Between 1920-1921 he undertook postgraduate studies at the Sorbonne in Paris.
  • I duly applied to both universities to undertake postgraduate study.


A student engaged in a postgraduate course of study.
Example sentences
  • These are quite enough to fill a textbook of this kind, which is mainly aimed at advanced undergraduates or postgraduates and MBA students wishing to know more about this subject.
  • Thus, it may be that you would want to stratify by both faculty and gender or faculty and whether students are undergraduates or postgraduates.
  • What about part-time students - and postgraduates?

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Syllabification: post·grad·u·ate

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