Native English speakers, could you please help me with these issues?

Which is correct (to mention as topic in one's c.v.):

"Diploma OF English/Secretariat/Accounting/etc"


"Diploma IN English/Secretariat/Accounting/etc"

6 Answers

  • Bob
    Lv 4
    3 weeks ago
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    Interesting question as both potentially are possible.

    I would use the different preposition options in this way:

    To describe the actual paper certificate itself, I would describe it as a Diploma of English.

    "Is that piece of paper on the table your Diploma of Mathematics?"

    No, it's my Diploma of English"

    To describe a person, I might say that he has a Diploma in English.

    "John has a Degree in Accounting and a Diploma in Statistics"

    Does that make sense?

  • 3 weeks ago

    I would say 'I have a Diploma [from whatever college/university] in English' or 'in secretarial skills' or 'in accounting' or whatever the diploma actually SAYS.

  • Cara
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Here (in the UK) we generally say "Diploma in ... "

    I'm surprised you have a Diploma in "Secretariat" - is this really the wording on your diploma? Not "Secretarial Practice" or something of that sort?

    I agree with Richard about "etc." If there's something else, list it properly. Such as "Diploma in English, Accounting, Secretarial Practice and Flower Arranging."

  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    "Diploma" is a sheet of paper, and a CV should be Certificate, Bachelors (Baccalaureate to be fancy Latin), Masters, PhD, or at least in the USA a two year college is Associates Degree. The paper is for completing a course of study and graduating.

    The "of", "in", or a dash or leaving it out is for word flow and by convention.

    Technically, it is a "Diploma of", but "in" a course of study English, Accounting.

    That's why either is correct. "Of" refers to the diploma and "in" the subject.

    Bachelor of Science - Chemical Engineering  flows well.

    Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering is the official long title

    I'm not "Adam Jones". Using a reference attached. What does the diploma actually say?

    Bachelor of Arts in English - California State University, Chico

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  • 3 weeks ago

    I am an American, and neither of these make any sense to me.  

    Don't use the term, "Diploma."  Name the degree: for instance "Bachelor of Arts in English".  If this is just a trade school, say "Graduate of Secretarial English program".

    What does "English/Secretariat/Accounting/etc" mean, and you should never use "etc" in a CV or resume.  

  • 3 weeks ago

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