Results are out! Find what you need...fast. Get quick advice or join the chat
Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free to post

Not sure about a PhD, for MPhil application

Announcements Posted on
    • Thread Starter
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Quick disclaimer - I tried searching for such a discussion but since it's quite specific I had no luck.

    I am currently applying to MPhil course and was asked to describe my career plans, intentions etc. I want to be as truthful as possible, no bull**** etc., but I am wondering if mentioning the fact that I am not sure whether I wish to pursue a PhD would be perceived in a negative way?

    Especially since the course descriptions actually starts with "X is designed to prepare students for doctoral research, ..."

    The fact is, that I simply don't know. It's sensible for researchers in the area to have one, but I have a few doubts myself - I am not sure if I will want to spend another 4-5 years in academia (I am fairly sure I do not wish to continue my career in academia), it depends a lot if I am offered a place at a good university with funding, if I find a topic interesting enough and lastly if the kind of work is even suited for me.

    What are your thoughts on the matter?

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By joining you agree to our Ts and Cs, privacy policy and site rules

  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: March 15, 2012
New on TSR

Halloween 2014

Spooky tales from this year's fright night

Article updates
Useful resources

Articles:

Postgraduate Education Guide

Quick Link:

Unanswered Postgraduate Threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups
Reputation gems:
You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.