What is licentiate?

  • (noun): Holds a license (degree) from a (European) university.


'Licentiate' is the title of a person who holds an academic degree known as a licence or a licentiate. The term derives from Latin licentia, freedom (from Latin licere, to allow), which is applied in the phrases licentia docendi meaning permission to teach and licentia ad practicandum signifying someone who holds a certificate of competence to practise a profession. Many countries have degrees with this title, but they may represent different educational levels. In some universities it is a degree between that of bachelor and master or doctor; in some countries it is comparable to a PhD degree.

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Medical Council Of Canada - Licentiate
... Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada, commonly abbreviated as LMCC, is a physician that, according to the bylaws of MCC Before 1 January 1992 ...
Licentiate Of Theology
... The Licentiate of Theology or the Licence in Theology (LTh is the usual abbreviation) is a theological qualification commonly awarded for ordinands and laymen studying theology in the United ... A qualification similar to the LTh is the two-year postgraduate Licentiate of Sacred Theology (STL), available from many Roman Catholic schools of theology that ...
Licentiate Of Sacred Theology
... Licentiate of Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) is the second cycle of studies of a Faculty of Theology offered by a pontifical universities or ecclesiastical faculties of sacred theology ... offers three cycles of study Baccalaureate or fundamentals, Licentiate or specialized, and the Doctorate ... The Licentiate is a graduate degree with canonical effects in the Roman Catholic Church ...