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    Hey guys, I'm wondering if it is possible to enter a physics PhD programme with a BSc. I understand that to do a PhD you need at least a MSc or a MPhy. But in US universities like Caltech for instance, the programme includes a MSc in the first year or so, thereby allowing one to enter with a BSc. I'm aware also that in the UK, the typical path is MPhys to PhD, rather than BSc to MSc and PhD. Thus the question is will a BSc from a UK institution be seen as anything lesser because it is done in 3 years compared to 4 in many other parts of the world?

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    I only have a BSc in physics and i'm finishing my PhD now (both UK universities). An MPhys/MSc is not a requirement for EPSRC/STFC funding.
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    A lot of science PhDs in the UK now are done via Doctoral Training Centres (DTCs), where an MRes is an integral part of a 4 year course (1+3). So yes, a BSc is fine, and with such high undergrad fees, would also save you a bit of money.
 
 
 
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