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    I'm currently doing my first level (Level 2) at AAT and I'm looking to complete all 4 levels and then do a course at Uni to get up to PHD level.

    How many years would this take? Is it achievable with my current course?

    Thanks.
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    Unfortunately it isn't, in order for you to a do a PHD (in what I assume is) Accountancy you need an undergraduate degree and would need to complete a masters degree as well. Why do you want to do a PHD instead of becoming a Chartered accountant?
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    (Original post by PeterG92)
    I'm currently doing my first level (Level 2) at AAT and I'm looking to complete all 4 levels and then do a course at Uni to get up to PHD level.

    How many years would this take? Is it achievable with my current course?

    Thanks.
    You need a masters degree before moving on to PhD. Since you are doing your AAT's, i recommend you complete your ACCA's or CIMA as well. This will give you much more credibility and will prepare you for a senior level post in firms.
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    I suggest you just keep studying AAT and look to get a job before you finish it, sooner the better. Preferably with a company that can train you to a higher qualification.

    experience > everything.
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    my friend had a similar issue, they managed to get a job with RSM Tenon in Swindon and get training on the job. I think thats your best route.

    There is a new site about to launch called careers4students.co.uk and I know there are a few accounting firms signed up to it and advertising already. Might be worth signing up and checking it out when it's live.
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    (Original post by thattimmyguy)
    my friend had a similar issue, they managed to get a job with RSM Tenon in Swindon and get training on the job. I think thats your best route.

    There is a new site about to launch called careers4students.co.uk and I know there are a few accounting firms signed up to it and advertising already. Might be worth signing up and checking it out when it's live.
    Swindon is never the best route. Never.

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