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    what should i do???
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    Get a PhD, that's the first thing.
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    Yeah, for most Lecturer positions you will NEED to have a PhD in your chosen subject
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    Phd isn't necessary to lecture.

    My economics lecturer has completed her masters and is teaching whilst she is working towards her Phd part time.
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    (Original post by abshirf2)
    Phd isn't necessary to lecture.

    My economics lecturer has completed her masters and is teaching whilst she is working towards her Phd part time.
    I agree, but you are more likely to get a position as a lecturer with a PhD than without*. Of course, there are exceptions but it's far more beneficial to have a solid grounding in your chosen topic/subject before teaching at University level.

    *Source: Prospects website;

    http://www.prospects.ac.uk/cms/ShowPage/Home_page/Explore_types_of_jobs/Types_of_Job/p!eipaL?state=showocc&idno=42&pa geno=3
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    (Original post by abshirf2)
    Phd isn't necessary to lecture.

    My economics lecturer has completed her masters and is teaching whilst she is working towards her Phd part time.
    PhD students are often given teaching hours to supplement their incomes especially in the arts and social sciences and some maybe asked to lecture if they have external experience as well.

    My advice to anyone who is serious about an academic career is that a PhD is pretty much essential if you want to be taken seriously at good universities as they all require their staff to have an active research interest (which you need a PhD for, or the research councils will laugh at you). There are people who just teach at these places, but they are often employed on fixed-term contracts and at the lowest levels of the pay grades - not something you want to really base a career on.
 
 
 
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