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Thread: Applying Phd with mediocre Masters with Dissertation + conference paper

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03-May-18, 16:11
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posted about 3 months ago
Quote From chantedsnicker:
Quote From pm133:

People can absolutely get PhD positions with a 2:1 and I agree you need to show some other skills or abilities but most crucially you need to hope someone with a 1st doesn't also apply for that post. If that happens, your application is as good as dead unless you are physically related to the supervisor or can persuade them to take a bribe. I think it is very important that people with lower grades understand that.


I think there's a lot more to it than what you got in your undergraduate degree. To say that I wouldn't have got my PhD if someone with a 1st had applied is, I think rather unfair.

I don't know who the other candidates were, but I do know that having spend 10+ years working (and getting a Masters part-time) before deciding to do my PhD means that I'm not the same person I was when I was when I graduated at 22 and can demonstrate a lot more of the skills necessary for a PhD than someone who has just graduated with a 1st from an equivalent university.


What made you want to take phd after 10+ yrs?

Thread: Applying Phd with mediocre Masters with Dissertation + conference paper

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03-May-18, 16:10
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Thank you so much for all your responses. I think all the posts have good points in them. Granted, someone with a 2:1 will lose to a 1st. My masters adviser actually asked me to continue on my dissertation topic for my phd but i wanted to try something out of my home. Like rewt said, its not going to be easy with a 2:1 but im going to take a shot.

Thread: Applying Phd with mediocre Masters with Dissertation + conference paper

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01-May-18, 13:35
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Thank you rewt. May i ask? How did you nail your application essay and interview?

Thread: Applying Phd with mediocre Masters with Dissertation + conference paper

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30-Apr-18, 15:56
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I just finished my last exam and i am going to expect a mediocre GPA for my masters. However, I am also working full time and as such, its really challenging for me to maintain a higher grades. However, i have a published conference paper previously and a 2:1 in my undergraduate. May I know what are my chances in admitting into fully funded phd in US or europe.
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