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Thread: Can you do an MRes if you have a MSc to lead onto PhD?

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23-Oct-19, 07:54
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Quote From eng77:
Hi. As I personally have MRes, I do not think it is the best choice. The MRes is a non standard degree especially outside the UK. Also it takes theoretically one year but could take longer.
Now let us look for what we can do. You could email potential supervisors with a cover letter. You do not have to mention your grades in the cover letter. Just write them in CV. You might a positive feedback from a supervisor. In the mean time, you could apply in several universities for either MRes or another taught Master but in a slightly different field.
By the way, how do you plan to find the Master? do you think you can afford one year without a salary?


I'm currently not working at present following a bout of severe illness, and multiple surveries. so am slowly getting myself back to full strength, I'm using the time to get my career back on track as had done a bit of a detour.. Im currently in an unpaid internship 2 days a week. I am expecting some money next year which i intend to use for paying for my degree. I have a masters in environmental management, I'd got a scholarship for it, but my heart lies in ecology, conservstion and animal behaviour i want to do my PhD on behaviours caused by anthroprogenic influences, mainly considering either rays in captivity, or rescued seals rhen looking at how adjust back in the wild. I've seen an MRes in animal behaviour which looks great and could help me get on track. Im currently sending my CV and a covering letter to a few different potential supervisors asking if they have any voluntary research opportunities to help me get some more experience and get back on track.

Thread: Can you do an MRes if you have a MSc to lead onto PhD?

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22-Oct-19, 18:03
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I emailed the university i want to study at to ask about MREs. Saying i was a mature student and had Bsc (hons) 2:2 and an MSc pass, but they said they wouldn't accept me for MRes either even though have a masters! They listed some MSc courses they said would suit me better! Feels like my MSc is useless! Going to a postgraduate toadshow so hopefully talking to someone face to face maybe better?

Thread: Can you do an MRes if you have a MSc to lead onto PhD?

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19-Oct-19, 10:12
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I did my undergraduate degree passing with 2:2, a couple of years later i did an MSc, which i gained a pass. I worked in the industry for 4 years. It has been 12yrs since passing my MSc and ive returned to working in the srea of my studies which has re-ignited my passion and dream of doing a PhD. But most places want 2:1 and merit, plus I've been out of academia for so long i feel tge jump too big. So, can i do an MRes? I know it is a madters degree and i already have a masters.
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