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Why bother with a post grad course - waste of time? 17-10-2016
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    So I'm undertaking an MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience in a couple of weeks, as I have an interest in the brain (despite having limited knowledge of it).

    However, I've only now just started to do some research on what neuroscience graduates typically think of their studies, job prospects, salaries, etc.

    It seems that a lot of students find that their studies literally consume all of their time. Once they graduate from their PhDs, they struggle to find any work, and the work they do find typically doesn't pay very well.

    Although I'm going to stick with my MSc, I'm wondering if it's even worth going onto PhD level, and whether or not my MSc is going to help me in any way?

    I am currently learning computer programming, and hope to be an Entrepreneur someday (set up a website recently) - so this is kind of like a secondary plan.

    (I may have posted this in the wrong part of the forum)

    It really depends on what you want to do. Most PhD grads want to stay in academia and academia is notoriously bad in terms of work conditions. You certainly need certain qualities to survive in academia. Otherwise people go on to do a range of things. So my best advise is have a think of what you'd like to do and work out if you need a PhD. If not, it's a waste of time and energy.
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