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Thread: Is a PhD right for me?

15-Mar-20, 22:14
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posted about 3 months ago
Hi all, sorry if you get a lot of these but I figured if atleast someone responded it would help better inform my opinion.

This idea was recently sprung on me by my Third Year supervisor as I'm coming close to finishing my individual project (IP). I have enjoyed what i've been working on and definitely have ideas if I had more time that we both agree would make a good foundation for a PhD. Currently, I'm on a 4 year MEng course set to graduate next year with a scholarship (with job security should I choose).

Personally, I feel as though I see a lot more passion and interest from my collegues than myself but then occasionally (the last few weeks on my IP for example), I've been very interested in what I'm working on and genuinely excited to hit the simulation run button and see what appears. Part of me wonders if I've just had a poor choice of modules leading up to now meaning I haven't had my interest piqued. I know that I enjoy programming more than hardware and communications is something I've grown fond of over the last almost 3 years.

A couple concerns I have: It feels like I've already been waiting years to get out there and earn real money and actually invest in my hobbies/travels. I'm not the best at self-motivation/dedication, I leave work/revision to last minute and tend to have weak work ethic when the option to do something more "fun" is avaliable.

I'll be around to reply for a while if I've missed out any crucial details.

Thank you for reading,
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