Funding for PHD after Masters ?

02-Jul-18, 11:11
edited about 26 seconds later
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posted about 2 years ago
Hi everyone,

Apologies if this has been asked but ive done research and can't work out the best course of action to take.

Basically, I graduated from undergrad in July 2017 and have spent a year working as a paralegal. I never applied to postgrad as I was expecting lower grades due to an issue of self doubt but really nicely surprised myself. Yay.

Now, due to this I took a gap year as I left it too late to apply for funding for masters, so, now that I have secured funding for a masters (LLM or MRes in a law subject) im wondering now if I go do that, when I come to apply for a phd will I limit myself to internal funding only? Will I struggle to get internal funding at that? Will research councils touch me for just three years of a phd?

I ask because I feel like if I do a masters now that im going to struggle to get phd funding which is really messing me up as I don’t want to wait another year to return to education but don’t want to study for one course if it isn’t going to help at all.

Any insight is welcomed
02-Jul-18, 17:14
edited about 21 seconds later
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posted about 2 years ago
No problem the ESRC (your RC) funds +3 or 1+3 PhDs (and other variations). I'd ask your dept for advice whether LLM or MRes is better prep for a PhD funding application though.
03-Jul-18, 09:13
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posted about 2 years ago
omg so good to hear, I will call them asap as I was so so so worried


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