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1. a person who has received a formal attestation of professional competence to practise a certain profession or teach a certain skill or subject
2. a degree between that of bachelor and doctor awarded now only by certain chiefly European universities
3. Chiefly Presbyterian Church a person holding a licence to preach



an academic degree used in the French system of higher education and also in the universities of Finland, Switzerland, and some Latin American countries. In medieval universities it was an intermediate degree between the baccalaureate and the doctorate. In modern French universities it is the first academic degree. There are licentiates of literature, the sciences, and pedagogy. The degree of licentiate is awarded to persons who in their third or fourth year of study at an institution of higher learning have passed three or four examinations in subjects in their field of specialization. The degree gives the right to teach in a lycée (generally in the provinces) and to take the examination for the Certificat d’Aptitude du Professorat du Second Degré, which enables the holder to teach at a secondary school, including any lycée.

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This was supported by his earlier fieldwork experience gained while collecting the vocabulary of northern Central Finland; this also served as material for his Licentiate dissertation, which received the highest mark.
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The present work is a revision of a dissertation submitted in June 2001 to the University of Lausanne, where Crousaz is currently an assistant and candidate for a doctorate in history, for a licentiate in Letters.
Charlotte Heermann, NCTM, of Lincoln, Nebraska, earned a licentiate degree as a pianoforte performer from the Royal Academy of Music in London, England, a bachelor of music degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and a master's degree from Northwestern University.
He obtained a licentiate degree in theology at Gregorian University, Rome, and a doctorate in anthropology from the University of Fribourg (Freiburg) in Switzerland.
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Studies at KTH can lead to numerous degrees, including Architect, Master or Bachelor of Science, or Doctor/ licentiate in either science or philosophy.
She is a member of the Chartered Management Institute and a Licentiate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
In an effort to coordinate a diploma scheme, the IRI proposed various levels of technical qualification: a) Junior and Senior Technician (compounders); b) Junior and Senior Technologist (BS and MS equivalents); and c) Licentiate (Doctoral level).
Peter Armour gained his first degree at the Gregorian University in Rome, where he completed the Licentiate in Philosophy before returning to England to take his BA Honours in Italian at the University of Manchester.
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