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    I like to know if it's worth doing?
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    Probably not. I wouldn't advise wasting any money on a degree from a low-ranked university as companies will employ someone with a degree from a higher-ranked university over you, namely Oxbridge, UCL, LSE and Imperial.
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    It depends on their facilities, libraries, if it's STEM then I'd want to know the quality of their technology/labs. IMO you can't half-arse a PhD so I'd want to go to somewhere that gets great funding so I can do quality research. No-one cares about uni rankings for people doing PhD's they just want to know what your thesis was on and whether it was any good. The problem is low ranking generally = low funding. But if they specialise well in the area you want to research then go for it.
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    (Original post by Ljubljana)
    Probably not. I wouldn't advise wasting any money on a degree from a low-ranked university as companies will employ someone with a degree from a higher-ranked university over you, namely Oxbridge, UCL, LSE and Imperial.
    The PhD is funded though, that what bother me...
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    Go for the supervisor and/or project, not the university.
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    (Original post by Bear_123)
    I like to know if it's worth doing?
    For PhD, go for the supervisor and research group. If you are at an average university learning under a "nobody", people wont care over if you are at a low-ranked university learning under an industry expert.
 
 
 
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