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Thread: Funding for Masters when you already have a PhD

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30-Jul-17, 14:00
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A couple of the clearing banks still do career development loans, where no repayments are made until your course ends.

Thread: Looking for Phd research suggestions

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12-Jun-17, 21:26
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Terry. Good to hear from you. I'm also an accountant and was thinking of doing a Phd. I'm later in career though, and as my academic study is rather a long time ago I chose to do a masters first, thinking that this would help me firm up things like that. Sorry this does not answer your question though! I was also told that although I might get Phd offers with just a BSc and a professional qualification, it would be easier with a masters.

Thread: Masters degrees with prior experiential learning concessions

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10-May-17, 16:05
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Treeoflife - I think the point is if you have a prof qualification you already have the technical knowledge, but not the experience of research or academic writing, which is where doing the dissertation might help.

bewidered - good point about accreditation - a lot of the former polys aren't accredited with Equis /aecsb AMBA

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Thread: Masters degrees with prior experiential learning concessions

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09-May-17, 12:33
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There are a few business school masters degrees which give substantial credit for prior professional quals and experience. I'm thinking business quals here, like accounting, marketing etc. It's mostly the newer universities which offer these courses (note: I'm not having a go at them).

The net result is if you have experience and professional qualifications you can do a part time masters in one year by studying a research methods module and doing a dissertation.

The question is, can this cut down masters be a proper preparation for doing a Phd later. How will it appear to admissions tutors/prospective supervisors? What if you do a really good dissertation?

Thread: Help to choose my masters in economics !

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04-May-17, 10:00
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Much more nuanced discussions about the efficacy of different business schools on the find-mba discussion fora,. Ask over there, despite it not being about an MBA. Apologies if I have broken any rules by referring to another site.

Thread: Considering/have always wanted to complete an MA/PhD in History - advice?

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18-Apr-17, 09:54
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Much better to do it now than in another 10 years when you are really p***ed off.

Just make sure that you've worked out how any funding loans etc will be enough to see you through.

Thread: Library membership-journal access for members not working in academia post PhD?

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18-Apr-17, 09:51
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Does your old university provide a level of subscription membership whereby you pay a fee for a library card with borrowing rights etc? Some do. Alternatively a nearby university library might.

Thread: Different research methodology in masters dissertation and Phd

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11-Apr-17, 20:03
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If you use a quantitative methodology in your masters dissertation, would this pose a problem in pursuing a Phd with a qualitative based research proposal (both research projects are in the field of financial management). Also would you consider approaching a supervisor in your research area who has published lots using different methodology to that you envisage using.
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