You might think that you’ve done everything in your academic career that you could possibly do and still not have achieved your degree.

That’s why it’s worth asking whether you’ve graduated with a degree, and whether it has earned you any.

But how many people have had their academic degree?

The number is estimated to be around 1 in 4,000 people in the UK, according to a recent report from the UK’s Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESSA).

So if you are one of them, here are some things to know about your academic credentials.


You’ve earned the academic degree What is an academic degree and how does it work?

Academic degrees are different from other degrees in that they are awarded as a formal, accredited degree.

A doctorate is a degree that has been passed from one academic institution to another, usually through an accredited programme.

A Bachelor of Science (BS) is a higher level qualification that has not been passed through an accreditation scheme.

Some of the higher level qualifications include: A PhD in a field of study such as biology, chemistry or physics; or