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    I've applied to do a Phd in History part-time and I am not pursuing a studentship... still waiting for a decision from the University. Question: if being considered, do all universities interview you? Or will some send you a letter of offer/rejection?
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    I've applied to do a Phd in History part-time and I am not pursuing a studentship... still waiting for a decision from the University. Question: if being considered, do all universities interview you? Or will some send you a letter of offer/rejection?
    Not all departments in all universities interview for PhD places. I wasn't interviewed for mine. It varies depending on the department, and sometimes on the nature of the place -- PhD places attached to particular projects often interview, for instance.
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    I'd be surprised if you weren't interviewed but I suppose if you're not after funding it may be possible. Unis may not all be on the ball with sending out rejections so you may have to do some chasing.
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    I'd be surprised if you were interviewed. You should receive an offer (or rejection) by email.
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    (Original post by dvaina)
    I've applied to do a Phd in History part-time and I am not pursuing a studentship... still waiting for a decision from the University. Question: if being considered, do all universities interview you? Or will some send you a letter of offer/rejection?
    There is no standard yes/no answer here - different universities have different policies.

    It seems to be the case, though, that applicants for part-time PhDs are more likely to be interviewed than those applying for full-time - five years is a very long commitment and the university may well want to interview you to get some idea of whether you'll be able to stick with it in the long term.

    If you search the university's website for part-time PhD applications (rather than just your potential department) their policy on this might be hidden away in the small print somewhere.
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    I was interviewed for 2 out of 3 (maths, full time). Make of that what you will.
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    I was interviewed for 2 out of 3 (maths, full time). Make of that what you will.
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