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I have a few PhDs I want to apply for, and they both say applicants must hold or expect to hold a 2:1 first degree
They also mention anyone also holding a Masters Degree as an extra
Surely this is discrimation not everyone has a 2:1 (I myself a 2:2 and a masters), would it be worth actually filling in the form and applying! (when they'll just say "no 2:1, move on next student")
I thought a masters would give you edge or at least hopefully an interview so you can prove you can do a PhD?
just checking if people have encountered similar situations?
I have seen a PhD I want to apply for (deadline is only a week and half away), the form is asking for 2 sealed references.
on the PhD advert it says these can be requested at a later date
I've just had an email back from the lecturer, she says
"if you get shortlisted for interview, they would request them later, if your borderline shortlisted the references may just sway you onto a interview"
I was wondering whether to send the references or just there names and email etc?
I am looking to other PhD, and wouldn't it be easier for the PhD application university to contact them directly, rather than me just sending attached letters via them?
That is the sort of the in between experience i'm looking into, i'm just trying to find some courses that relate to transferable skills at my local college, the courses may level 2 or 3 (possibly an AS / A Level) or just a certificate.
i'm wanted to get a head start and find something that would help me get onto a PhD, once I get that important interview!
its gonna a few months till I get on a PhD, with the time I wanted to brush up my communication skills (paticular in presentation)
If I start a full time job (or even part time), that might hinder my chances of getting on a PhD, if I start doing something else.
I am trying to find out a small course I could do for a few months while try to get on a PhD.
I was thinking of maybe a level 3 course that would help me develop my communication skills, i'm asking if anyone has done something similar.
I'm also worried if I start doing a course that is done in the day more than once, could it impact my availability to start a PhD?
I know i could finish on the course, but obviously I don't want to start something else and not finish it!
any help very much appreciated.
Wondering if anyone has any ideas of possible skills to learning that may help before doing a PhD.
for example, an area I can think of, brush up on my English (I only have a E grade English from 12 years ago!!) obviously got through my degree and NVQs as a mature student and some work in industry!
with myself almost finishing a masters degree, has anyone thought of doing a lower level course (i.e A Level, Diploma), if a PhD may be a few months away?
Any information very much appreciated
I am wondering if anyone has done a PGCE and a PhD
either they attempted both (probably not at the same time) and did not finish one, or did one and then the other (i.e which one you did first?)
I have interests into both and wondering what people think of the subject?
I am currently studying my MSc degree almost near the end of my diploma stage, and I am sort of stuck on what to to do next!
I applied for a PhD place at the same university but due to a June start date and me not able to complete my MSc by then, I was not selected for interview!
I will obviously keep trying as other PhD projects will come up, when I able to more stand a chance.
I am just wondering what other options I could do when I finish my masters while I keep searching for a PhD place?
not sure if anyone has done related study (not necessary degree level, probably going back to level 2 or level 3, and do some "brushing up" skills on a part time course at the local college)
if you have any information, it is very much appreciated.
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