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Is a conversion MSc a good enough basis for a PhD application Watch

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    Hi there!

    Truth be told this is a question for the future, that I may or may not need the answer to. However, being forewarned is being forearmed after all!

    I am starting a conversion Masters in Computer Science at the University of Kent, my undergraduate is in History, and I wish to retrain and diversify my skill set. This is fine. My question is whether or not, if I chose I wanted to look into further postgraduate study after my masters i.e. a PhD, would the conversion Masters be seen as a strong enough basis to undertake that level of research?

    If anyone has any particular personal experience in the matter, I'd love to hear it.
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    Yes, it's possible. You would probably have a much narrower range of PhD opportunities you could take up, but it's possible.
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    You are probably going to be very limited in the kind of PhD you are going to be able to do.
    I know a few people who did an MRes/Msc in some sort of CS specialisation before doing a PhD.
 
 
 
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