I was wondering whether it is best to take a year or two years out before applying for a PhD after graduating from a masters degree, especially for humanities students. Would it matter taking a year out to work on your application or is it best to continue studying when your brain is in the academic mindset so would find it easier? I am aware that every situation is individual and it is a variable situation, but I would be interested to know how many people commonly take a year out and how this was felt to have impacted on their study.
I agree that a gap year or so will do no harm and will broaden your skills and perspective etc. I suppose there is a chance that there could be less funding down the line. But actually I think that won't be the case , as research is something the UK likes to invest in. But in any case, you'll be a more competitive applicant with the experience under your belt! So yeh, no harm and some possible benefits of gap year!
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