Bit of background: I am 41 and presently employed as an R&D manager for small company (I've been doing similar roles for 18 years). I also only have a BSc hons and no masters. I was looking into returning to academia by doing a PhD and moving forward from there. Is 41 too old to be considering this and would the lack of masters be a significant hindrance.
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.
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