I'm taking a Msc in Biochemistry in Berlin (i'm german). I would like to pursue with a PhD in uk....I'm sure about it but I don't feel like I'm ready.
Obviously when your talking about science related project, I think a deep knowledge and experience about the topics your applying for is not automatic.
Take my example: I'm studying Biochem with good feedback (first grade at my bsc), but when I read research proposal it's like I don't really know anything about it. I had the same feeling when I started my research project, but day by day I learned (starting with reading articles, asking for explanations to my supervisor and then on my own)...but that was a research project at the end of my Bsc, not a PhD!!!
What are your opinions about it? and ur experiences?
One of the big tasks involved in doing a PhD is the literature review, which is where you gain a lot of the specialised knowledge you're talking about. At the stage of applying, you would normally be expected to show that you have some knowledge of the topic and a lot of interest in it, and the skills to carry out the PhD, but you wouldn't be expected to know everything about the PhD topic itself at that stage.
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