Funding for PHD after Masters ?

posted
02-Jul-18, 11:11
edited about 26 seconds later
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posted about 1 year 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
posted
02-Jul-18, 17:14
edited about 21 seconds later
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posted about 1 year 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.
posted
03-Jul-18, 09:13
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posted about 1 year ago
omg so good to hear, I will call them asap as I was so so so worried

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