Tell me how they do college in Europe

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by B_Fire-3, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. B_Fire-3

    B_Fire-3 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2007
    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    People have told me that it basically takes the average Frenchman/Spaniard ~10 years to graduate college. What's that all about?
     
  2. Principessa

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2006
    Messages:
    19,494
    Likes Received:
    28
    Gender:
    Female
    Never heard of that before. I'm interested to hear some answers from those in the know though.
     
  3. bigbull29

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2006
    Messages:
    5,729
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    2,385
    Gender:
    Male
    Well, in France, I don't think that it is the case. I think it takes about 3 years to complete a licence (BA or BS) and about 2 year to do a maƮtrise (master's).

    I can't speak for Spain, however:biggrin1:
     
  4. SpeedoGuy

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2004
    Messages:
    4,229
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    10
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Well, if I was covered by a subsidized national health plan and other subsidized freebies I'd take my time to graduate too.
     
  5. D_Paramenas Meatmallet

    D_Paramenas Meatmallet Account Disabled

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2008
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Haha. Ok, no. I went to school in Europe (Glasgow, Barcelona and Cambridge).

    A Bachelors takes between three and four years
    A Masters takes usually one year but some courses are two

    A PhD in the UK takes three years, maximum of four but your funding runs out after three years.

    In some countries, particularly Scandanavian ones, people tend to jump around from course to course. In Sweden the Govt gives you 'pocket money' no matter how long you are at university for, so they tend to drag it out. Whereas in other countries like the UK, you get no Govt support and degrees are very rigid so that you can't spread a degree out longer then 3/4 years even if you wanted to.
     
Draft saved Draft deleted