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Thanks for the advice. I'd much rather hear how it really is than not know what I'm letting myself in for! I'd be interested to know what your PhD is in.
As I am hoping to do my PhD in the area that I work my employ has said that they will be as flexible as they can, although whether this will actually happen or not I don't know. I have been trying to plan ahead and figure out how to fit a PhD in, I am hoping to have a timescale of about 5 years, do you think it is realistic or too ambitious?
Thanks for the advice.
I'm working in Environmental Health, but I'm thinking of doing my PhD with the CIEH (Chartered Institute of Environmental Health) and looking at the profession in some way. So possible how we train people, or how we deliver a service to and how we can look at measuring that service delivery. Either way it's going to be leaning more towards 'arts' than 'science'.
I know this is a topic that comes up every now and then but any advice you are able to give me would be much appreciate, particularly from anyone who is doing or has done a part-time PhD.
I am currently doing an MSc KCL and doing a PhD has been on my mind for a few years now. I'm fortunate to be in a job that hopefully has some good opportunities for career progression and I'd rather not leave it, so if I do a PhD it's likely to be part-time. I'm thinking of soon approaching one of my lecturers at the university to bring the subject up.
I'm just interested to hear what other people's experiences of part-time PhD study are. Starting a PhD is not a decision I'm taking likely. My working hours are fairly flexible (Flexi time) and I was wondering, realistically, how much time part-time students put into their PhD every week.
Anyway, any advice or pearls of wisdom you can offer will be gratefully received.
Thanks for your friendly replies. Just to elaborate a little, my MSc is in Environmental Health and I'm currently working in the local council's environmental health department. Luckily this tents to be 9-5 but is a bit flexible with a night rota and will hopefully mean that I will have time to work on a PhD in the evenings and weekends. Although I'm not sure how many hours a week is expected to be devoted to a part-time PhD?
Hi Folks, this is my first post so be gentle. I completed an undergraduate degree at Southampton University in which I gained a 2:1, and I am now studying part-time (2 days a week for two years) at King's College London to get my MSc. Two months ago I accepted a job (on the other 3 days) with good career prospects that I obviously don't want to give up, however, I am keen to continue onto a PhD which is something I've wanted to do for a number of years. Any thoughts? Or advice on part-time PhD study? Any comments will be gratefully received.
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