Level 8 Qualifications
Knowledge at the most advanced frontier of a field of work or study and at the interface between fields
doctorate, for example doctor of philosophy (PhD or DPhil)
level 8 award
level 8 certificate
level 8 diploma
What is a Level 8 Qualification and how does it compare?
We can compare level eight qualifications by grouping together the different types of UK qualifications available currently with those also issued in the past. The level 8 qualification list includes doctorate, for example doctor of philosophy (PhD or DPhil), level 8 award, level 8 certificate and the level 8 diploma.
In Scotland, Education levels are different with level 8 equivalent to level 11 which includes Doctoral Degrees, Professional Apprenticeship and the Professional Development Award (PDA).
In the Republic of Ireland level 8 qualifications are equivalent to the level 10 which include Doctoral Degree and the Higher Doctorate.
In mainland Europe, level 8 qualifications are equivalent to European Qualifications Framework Level 8.