I'm off to do an MSc at Warwick in September which runs until September 2015 with graduation taking place in November. The whole idea of this was to make me a more attractive PhD applicant.
Now what I'm wondering is how this would work with PhD admissions; I'm planning to apply to at least three CDTs which would start first year in Sept/Oct and I'm just not sure how that's supposed to work. Do I start the course before graduating from the MSc? Do I take a year out? Do I just not apply to CDTs and go for traditional PhDs with the same people? Has anyone here dealt with this?
I have a job offer from a pretty good university conditional on my passing the MSc degree, but I'd rather not take that year as I was a mature student going into A Levels and that's not going to get any better.
MSc and then PhD - timing? Watch
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- 01-07-2014 18:14
- 01-07-2014 20:41
I have a place on a professional doctorate course for October but my Masters result won't officially be out by then. It's not even due to be finished until mid-Sept.
After negotiation, the plan is that I'll submit my dissertation at the end of July, my tutor will mark it, then the registry at my current uni will write directly to my next uni with the provisional Masters grade. Sounds simple but it took a long time to get there.
In my line of study a lot of doctorates begin in January to allow for this - applying for one of those would have been a lot easier!Last edited by Jantaculum; 01-07-2014 at 20:56.
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(Original post by Jantaculum)
- 01-07-2014 23:20
After negotiation, the plan is that I'll submit my dissertation at the end of July
I know a couple of people who went through similar things and it seems easiest to stay at the same uni, but I don't really want to stay at Warwick after this. It's a lovely university, great research, but I am too in love with one specific topic they don't do.