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Quiz About Degrees

Questions: University degrees

  1. Which well known term is typically used to describe the group of universities in the eastern US having high academic prestige?
  2. In the UK the lower division of Second Class degrees are often informally known by the first name of which 1984 Nobel Peace Prize winner?
  3. Can you name the first British prime minister to have a science degree?
  4. Which university is the largest university in the UK for undergraduate education?
  5. Established in 1994, what name is given to the group of twenty-four UK universities often perceived as being the most prestigious universities in the country?
  6. What name is given to an academic degree involving practical work experience in addition to academic study?

  7. Starting with 'm' what is the formal process of entering a university as a candidate for a degree?
  8. Damien Hirst, Princess Beatrice and Malcolm McLaren all studied at which London University?
  9. At which university did Mick Jagger study before abandoning his studies to join the Rolling Stones?
  10. What is the process called which you may enter to gain a university place if you did not achieve the right A level results?
  11. He made his name as a bumbling character but studied Electrical Engineering at Newcastle University - who is he?
  12. The Student is the UK's oldest student newspaper. It was founded in Edinburgh in 1887 by which famous writer?
  13. Prince William graduated with a master of arts degree in geography and Kate Middleton with a master of arts degree in art history, from which university?
  14. A top American university is known by the abbreviation MIT, what does MIT stand for?
  15. Former Prime Minister Theresa May has a degree in which subject?
  16. Which six letter Latin word describes the final honours examination for a BA degree at Cambridge University?
  17. In 2007, which musician was awarded a PhD in astrophysics from Imperial College London for work started in 1971 and completed in 2007?
  18. Brian Cox serves as professor of particle physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy at which university?
  19. Elizabeth Blackwell was notable as the first woman to receive what degree in the United States?
  20. Which university, the biggest in the South West, offers a degree in Surf Science and Technology?
  21. The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, or UCAS for short, is based in which British town?
  22. What is the former London Polytechnic now called?
  23. In American education if a freshman is someone in their first year of university what name is used for someone in their second?
  24. What eight letter word describes someone who is eligible to graduate, but has not yet graduated?
  25. A top degree is often given the nickname of which foobtaller's name?


  1. Ivy League
  2. Desmond Tutu
  3. Margaret Thatcher
  4. Open University
  5. Russell Group
  6. A sandwich degree
  7. Matriculation
  8. Goldsmiths
  9. London School of Economics
  10. Clearing
  11. Rowan Atkinson
  12. Robert Louis Stevenson
  13. St. Andrews
  14. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  15. Geography
  16. Tripos
  17. Brian May
  18. Manchester
  19. A medical degree
  20. Plymouth

  21. Cheltenham
  22. University of Westminster
  23. Sophomore
  24. Graduand
  25. Geoff Hurst (1st)