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postgraduate

noun [C] uk   /ˌpəʊstˈɡrædʒ.u.ət/ us    /ˌpoʊstˈɡrædʒ.u-/ (US usually graduate)
a student who has already got one degree and is studying at a university for a more advanced qualificationStudents and pupils

postgraduate

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˌpəʊstˈɡrædʒ.u.ət/ us    /ˌpoʊstˈɡrædʒ.u-/ (also graduate)
describes university studies or students at a more advanced level than a first degree: postgraduate studies/research a postgraduate degree in microbiologyQualifications in higher education
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