Viva in 10 days

06-Nov-12, 15:22
Avatar for basictonal
posted about 7 years ago
Hi there

i am due to sit my viva next friday 16th nov for my mphil thesis.

I submitted it early september before i started 2 months of training for a new job so it has been the last thing on my mind for a long time.

I had originally started the research as a phd but decided to downgrade it to an mphil as i didnt have the passion or interest to continue with the phd.

it has taken me 2 years to write the thesis and in general i have not been the happiest person in the world during it - to be honest i cannot wait till it is all over with.

i am pretty sure my future career will not involve the area of my thesis (my current new job doesnt), but i guess things can change.

anyway what i am trying to say is that the combination or my general low interest in the field and the last 2 months of not thinking about it has got me very worried that i will not do very well at my viva.

is there anything i really MUST do to do the best i can at the viva?

obviously i need to know everything as well as i can but should i be practising any essential questions or summarising things, knowing references thoroughly etc etc - adding post its to my copy of the thesis etc?

ANY help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

I think my greatest fear is that i get asked a load of super in depth questions that i just dont know the answers to - 2 hours of that cud be hell :/

thanks everyone
11-Nov-12, 18:16
Avatar for frnd4uall
posted about 7 years ago
I havent written my thesis yet and hence unable to advice you about viva.

All the very best. Review your thesis as thoroughly as possible. Wish you success.
13-Nov-12, 09:45
edited about 29 seconds later
by Reenie
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Avatar for Reenie
posted about 7 years ago
Hi Basictonal, sorry to hear you've had such a hard time with your MPhil. You might get a better response if you post this question on the PhD forum - there will be a lot of people there who have been through the viva experience.


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