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Submitting thesis before 3 years
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Hi all,

I'm in the position that I have a unique upcoming opportunity that I like to pursue. Currently, I'm in my 3rd year (first 2 months), I have written up my thesis and it has got given feedback from my supervisors. The thing is I want to finish the PhD (ASAP) before I start the next stage. Do you think it's wise to do so? Have you heard any stories?

I don't have an interest going in into academia as a career.

I'm in the Computer Science niche (if that helps)?

Thank you.

Need advice about appeal procedures against the results of the university examination
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Hi Withhope,

I know many people who appeal for similar reasons but most were unsuccessful. Sorry for the outcome but this is reality. But it may be successful for you. I suggest getting support from your student union. They're often very helpful.

Need advice about appeal procedures against the results of the university examination
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What subject niche is this in?

All I can say is speaking from experience, most appeals don't become successful.

What happens to funding if finish phd earlier?
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Thanks rewt :)

Thanks, it was tough but I eventually got there.

I'll check with my university but TBH I'll probably submit soon I want to move on in life and work back in the industry.

What happens to funding if finish phd earlier?
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Hi,

I'm on funded PhD with monthly installments, these installments are pre-scheduled every January. I'm in my 3rd year and planning to submit in the next two months. My viva will be probably next 3 months. Assuming everything is finished 3 before the actual last date, do I still get those funding in the remaining months?

The funding is a sponsorship from the university.

Has anyone experienced this?


Typical pages for a Computer Science PhD Thesis?
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I'm a bit confused about the thesis requirements. Generally, I see 80,000 but a lot of them claim to for Humanities but STEM course to roughly around 35,000 - 45,000 words?

Is there anyone here who submitted a thesis with this word limit?

I'm doing a Computer Science PhD, my thesis is roughly 43,000 words and 135 pages.

My supervisor first student failed😢
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I'm sorry to hear this. What did they say? Was it the documentation quality? Or research itself?

Post-viva correction stress - advice needed
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I hope to finish mine soon, my aim is to finish under 3 years. I hope it goes well because I want to move on with life.

Pass with "distinction"
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Quote From Tudor_Queen:
No one really cares what at kind of pass you get for a PhD. It's about getting the PhD. (:


This is the best answer to this question.

Potential supervisor said she will contact references- no response
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Send her an email about it. Don't delay it any further.

Post-viva correction stress - advice needed
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Wow, a 400-page thesis? I understand the feeling you're going through. Since you nearly to the end, it's best to repair the corrections as soon as possible. I'm not surprised you're burnt out after a 400 page.

Congratulations on succeeding in your PhD. I do sometimes think if I made the right decision for PhD.

Take a day off and then starting going through the errors.

I also agree with your statement about marking. It's defintely subjective based on staff. It's quite rare to have a good set of staff for a research project.

Mature PhD (with relevant work experience)
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Of course not. If you like to do a PhD then go for it. I'm pretty sure you're not the first person to do a PhD with that background.

You have more chances of doing a PhD in a STEM field without a master's. I'm not sure about humanities fields though.

It's tougher to get a PhD position without a master's but it's not possible.

I suggest you contact the university you wish to enroll in for the entry requirements.

Applying a PhD in the same university I got my degree and masters?
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Quote From pm133:
This sort of thing is very common now. People stay at their home university for a host of reasons. I wouldn't worry about how it will look. What matters is your research.


I would agree with this statement.

Applying a PhD in the same university I got my degree and masters?
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Good points. I guess most people continue the same university because of funding (as it's hard to get these days).

Applying a PhD in the same university I got my degree and masters?
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What's your opinion on this matter? It seems to be quite common.

Thanks.