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Thread: Demotion from PhD to MPhil

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08-Jul-15, 14:40
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posted about 3 years ago
Hello Penpen,

Many thanks for your encouraging response; sounds as though we've been through a very similar PhD experience, but it's ultimately reassuring when it's pointed out that 'you're not the only one', so thank you.

An MPhil at my uni is 40,000 words, and I've managed to write more than that already (just not on the analysis/discussion chapters, which I've always been lacking in confidence with).

Like you suggest, I'm going to apply myself fully until I need to submit the thesis and then leave and find something more suited to my personality (I've finally learned and come to the conclusion that I dislike competitive working environments immensely).

Thanks again,

Moocher

Thread: Demotion from PhD to MPhil

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07-Jul-15, 12:43
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by Moocher
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posted about 3 years ago
Hello Everyone,

I finally decided to discontinue with my PhD and have transferred to an MPhil (social sciences). I desperately want to leave academia and move on (I have mental health problems and they've only worsened since my post-grad study, another story altogether), but I don't want to leave with nothing and have a huge gap on my CV, plus I've written up almost half of the PhD already.

Since demotion to MPhil, I recently asked my main supervisor if he could advise me on the MPhil and he said he didn't know much about them. I therefore don't have anyone else I can turn to for advice.

Does the MPhil require the same standard of work/analysis as a PhD? How much detail does an MPhil require? I know these are broad questions, but any advice would be appreciated. I've also been told that university Registry will inform me of the outcome of the MPhil viva, is that usually the case? I have a very limited time to submit the MPhil (40,000 words) and I'm starting to panic.

Many thanks in anticipation.
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