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    Just wondering....
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    Typically it takes 3-4 years to get a PhD. I have heard of some people (particularly in lab sciences) running into a 5th year, but a lot of departments are quite strict about you finishing in 4, plus most PhD funding I'm familiar with (I'm in the humanities), is only for 3 years, so there really is an incentive to finish quickly.

    Don't forget that some subjects will expect you to have a Master's first, so that's an extra year before you even begin the PhD. That is quite subject & university-specific though.
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    Typically 3 years like the person above has said but 4 years is becoming more prevalent, I've never seen a 5 year one but it doesn't surprise me. Also like the above person said the majority (if not all) PhDs require a previous Masters, these typically last for a year, sometimes 2. Though the longest on I have seen was either 3 or 4 years cannot remember which I just remember being shocked.
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    (Original post by Marcusroye98)
    Just wondering....
    My PhD will be 3 years of lab work, with up to 1 year of writing up time at the end. If I don't submit within the 4 years without good reason, then you fail automatically (bit harsh).
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    (Original post by gutenberg)
    Typically it takes 3-4 years to get a PhD. I have heard of some people (particularly in lab sciences) running into a 5th year, but a lot of departments are quite strict about you finishing in 4, plus most PhD funding I'm familiar with (I'm in the humanities), is only for 3 years, so there really is an incentive to finish quickly.

    Don't forget that some subjects will expect you to have a Master's first, so that's an extra year before you even begin the PhD. That is quite subject & university-specific though.
    Thanks!
    Im just about to start A-levels so i was just wondering thanks
 
 
 
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