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Written by JulieW
(8/29/2005 7:21 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Henry goes to Harden, penned by LaurieC
Of course in JAs time the only universities in England wre Oxford and Cambridge:-)
He would have been awarded a Bachelor of arts degree after three years study.The degree of Master of Arts was awarded to BAs 21 terms (7 years) after matriculation without further examination, upon the payment of a nominal fee.
This system dates from the Middle Ages, when the study of the liberal arts took seven years. In between matriculation and the licence to teach which was awarded at the end of an undergraduate's studies (whereafter he incepted as a Master of Arts), he took an intermediate degree known as the baccalaureate, or degree of Bachelor of Arts. In the University of Paris the baccalaureate was granted soon after responsions (the examination for matriculation), whereas in Oxford and Cambridge the bachelor's degree was postponed to a much later stage, and gradually developed a greater significance.
Does that help,Laurie?
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