I am not a native speaker, but I noticed that sometimes people use Bachelor or Bachelor's in some context, although I don't understand the difference:

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For instance I would call myself a Bachelor student, but do I do my Bachelor's studies or my Bachelor studies?

Actually, I don't understand the difference between Bachelor and Bachelor's and I don't know when to use one or the other. Could anybody help me with that?


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When you say "I am a Bachelor," most modern English speakers will interpret this as saying that you are an unmarried man. (Aside: this is interesting background). If you add "student" to the end, you will probably not be misunderstood, but it would be more common to phrase this as "I am working on (a/my) Bachelor's (degree/program/study)."

As to whether to use the apostrophe-s, consider these examples:

  • This is a cat toy. (a toy intended for use by a cat.)
  • This is a cat's toy. (a toy possessed by a cat.)

Notice that both work grammatically, and have very similar meaning. Likewise:

  • I am working on a Bachelor degree (a degree designed around a lower-level student)
  • I am working on a Bachelor's degree (a degree earned by a lower-level student)

The difference is subtle, and most listeners will not consider it important.

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