Is a masters needed to do a PhD Watch

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BBSRC is going to 4 year masters (as are the MRC and the physicsy research council) - decision based on part by the recommendations of the Roberts Report.

This is a generic 1st year (usually spent doing mini-projects and learning techniques), before starting your research proper in year 2, submitting in year 4.

Shiny's D.Phil is following this model...
good to know I wasn't imagining it
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Doh! 4 year PhD/D.Phil sorry, not masters! Hope you knew what I meant! Durrrr! At least there's only 25 minutes til home time
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Alright i'm confused, i'm getting conflicting Opinions. Thanks for the reply anyways.
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Alright i'm confused, i'm getting conflicting Opinions. Thanks for the reply anyways.
That's because there's no blanket concensus. It will depend on:

Discilpline to be studied
University
Department of uni
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Thanks PQ and Fluffy - I had heard about these new route PhD's but wasn't aware that this was now standard across Biosciences. It is certainly good news though and a much better system IMO
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When I went on my interview at one uni I applied to, the admissions tutor was telling us that if we planned on doing a PhD then we should do the BSc as its a quicker way to do it and we didn't need to do the extra year for the MChem degree (but then again he was nearing 60 and probably very much not with these 'new' style degrees...he did his years ago when none of these new fangled things were around!)
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When I went on my interview at one uni I applied to, the admissions tutor was telling us that if we planned on doing a PhD then we should do the BSc as its a quicker way to do it and we didn't need to do the extra year for the MChem degree (but then again he was nearing 60 and probably very much not with these 'new' style degrees...he did his years ago when none of these new fangled things were around!)
When I applied to university, I wasn't even aware that you could do a undergraduate degree and combined masters! I guess I should have researched a little more! Still, as it turns out, i'm happy with what i've got
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When I applied to university, I wasn't even aware that you could do a undergraduate degree and combined masters! I guess I should have researched a little more! Still, as it turns out, i'm happy with what i've got
And i've dropped down from an MChem to a BSc now anyway! Although it is in favour of doing a more specific taught MSc instead of the MChem which is more broad chemistry but with fewer option modules available (and there's no way i'm going down the PhD route!).
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Yup my friend got a 2:1 in BSc Biological Sciences and went straight onto his PhD It must be said that most people do study a Masters first however.
Yeah I agree with what nikk said b/c there's someone at my uni who's done the same thing, ie. went on to do a PhD straight after BSc. Freak Jks jokes, hehe! :p: He's really smart actually, and clever with social skills too, to boot.

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And i've dropped down from an MChem to a BSc now anyway! Although it is in favour of doing a more specific taught MSc instead of the MChem which is more broad chemistry but with fewer option modules available
Yeah that would be my preference as well.

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(and there's no way i'm going down the PhD route!).
hehe you've had enough now have you? :p:
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hehe you've had enough now have you? :p:
I had enough about 3 months after I started :p:
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I'm thinking of doing a Ph.D. in Canada, and there it is possible to initially register for a M.Sc. program and continue straight into the Ph.D. program after 1 year, provided that you have achieved excellent results.
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