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    Hi, all.

    Is it acceptable to apply for 2 PhDs in the same department of the same university?
    It's the same supervisor for both, so he'll know I've applied for both. They are very similar projects however.
    Will I look keen and interested or will it look a bit dodgy?
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    I would just ask the supervisor. He may suggest you apply for one and he'll consider you for the other project as well or he may ask you to apply for both.

    When it comes to PhD applications it's more of personal relationship than applying to undergrad courses so you are expected to ask these sorts of questions and discuss it. Often if a supervisor likes a student but feels they're skills aren't quite the perfect match they will offer an alternative PhD if they have another available.
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    (Original post by BCPM)
    Hi, all.

    Is it acceptable to apply for 2 PhDs in the same department of the same university?
    It's the same supervisor for both, so he'll know I've applied for both. They are very similar projects however.
    Will I look keen and interested or will it look a bit dodgy?
    One of my lecturers and his colleague both had the same applicant, he told me he didn't really entertain the application as the person was clearly just applying to whatever. However I'm not sure how different the PhDs were. How similar are the ones you're looking at?

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