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    I finished my bachelors in electrical & electronic engineering, followed by a masters in the same degree (in the UK). I submitted my dissertation a month ago and now I am pretty much doing nothing. I also didn't apply for any jobs as I wanted some time off.

    Now I am considering to do a PhD, but definitely not in engineering since I am really bored of that field. However I have no background in any other discipline but im considering a phd in some easy (at least easier than engineering) field where I can still tackle without any background. What could you suggest me in this situation?
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    (Original post by meyra31)
    I finished my bachelors in electrical & electronic engineering, followed by a masters in the same degree (in the UK). I submitted my dissertation a month ago and now I am pretty much doing nothing. I also didn't apply for any jobs as I wanted some time off.

    Now I am considering to do a PhD, but definitely not in engineering since I am really bored of that field. However I have no background in any other discipline but im considering a phd in some easy (at least easier than engineering) field where I can still tackle without any background. What could you suggest me in this situation?
    How different are you talking? Is it a STEM field?
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    (Original post by Kvothe the Arcane)
    How different are you talking? Is it a STEM field?
    Any field really. Just something which is definitely easier than engineering (science) but where I will still succeed even without any background knowledge.
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    (Original post by meyra31)
    Any field really. Just something which is definitely easier than engineering (science) but where I will still succeed even without any background knowledge.
    Do you know what a PhD actually involves and what is your reason for pursuing a PhD? To gain funding for a PhD, or even to get onto a PhD program, you would be expected to have background knowledge in the broad or specific subject you are undertaking research on for 3-4 years. To undertake a PhD you need passion and enthusiasm for the research topic and also, as mentioned earlier, knowledge gained through undergraduate and usually postgraduate studies.

    ps there is no 'easy' PhD field.
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    You want to do a PhD in something you've currently got no knowledge of? No chance.

    Get a job, travel, study some more, do something. But make sure your expectations are realistic.
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    (Original post by meyra31)
    Any field really. Just something which is definitely easier than engineering (science) but where I will still succeed even without any background knowledge.
    You have no idea what kind of work goes into a PhD or even getting a place on a PhD programme.

    You either need to give up on this idea now, or do some serious research and radically reconfigure your expectations.

    Having a STEM degree doesn't make you into some kind of academic polymath.
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    Thanks for comments. Of course I am aware of what kind of work is required for a PhD and I also know that it requires great determination and mentality. I also knew that it would be more possible to do one in more related fields (same as my bachelor/master field) but I was still curious to hear some strong decisive comments.
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    Ok, so now that you've heard our comments what do you think you'll do next?
 
 
 
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