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Thread: At what stage do you approach potential supervisors?

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22-Sep-19, 21:05
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posted about 3 weeks ago
I've got a couple of ideas for phds. At what stage do you start emailing supervisors? Should you have a fully worked up proposal before you get in contact? As I'm not currently in academia I need soundings to see if it is feasible. Also more complicated as it is probably 'interdisciplinary'...

I've identified one potential supervisor.. or they might be able to put me in contact with others. Being self-funding and part-time I also don't know if this makes any difference..

Thread: Thoughts on doing a Phd as a hobby/alternatives

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28-Jun-19, 23:24
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posted about 4 months ago
Hi, thanks all for the replies! Yes - a main reason for thinking a phd might be a good option is the structure and focus that it brings. But I agree I have to find the right topic. I already have masters degree in two completely different subjects, and can't decide even which subject I would want to focus on... I have 3-4 years to chew things over.. so hopefully it will all become clearer..

Thread: Should I do a Ph.D.?

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23-Jun-19, 20:06
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posted about 4 months ago
Interesting thread - I'm in a similar position. Did you end up doing the Phd?

Thread: Thoughts on doing a Phd as a hobby/alternatives

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23-Jun-19, 19:30
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I'm in my 50s and am toying with doing a Phd part-time. I realistically don't so much prospect of turning this into a 'career' - I would be in mid/late 50s by time I complete. Main reason for doing so would be enjoyment of studying. At the same time I don't necessarily have a topic that stands out as wanting to be done.

Interested in any thoughts on those doing PhDs as to whether they think the structure and discipline of doing a Phd with a tangible output/goal is beneficial, or if I should perhaps stick to trying to engage myself in just reading more stuff!
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