I have a question for anyone who knows about the 1 +3 route at Oxford. I applied and was accepted to a 1 +3 route course in which I would earn an MSc and DPhil. I already hold a Masters degree, but had only one research methods course as part of my degree, thus, I thought the 1 + 3 program would be a good fit and would provide a stronger grounding in research methodology. I also thought that admission to the 1+3 program meant that I would automatically be able to start the DPhil. However, when I spoke to the graduate admissions assistant recently, I was told that my application would have to be evaluated should I wish to continue on to the DPhil.
I am now worried that perhaps I should have applied directly to the DPhil, rather than the 1+3 route. I am worried that perhaps I don't really need the additional research courses and that I am unnecessarily adding on an extra year to my education.Does anyone have any thoughts or advice?
I was admitted directly into a couple of other PhD and DPhil programs and feeling concerned as I need to make a choice about programs soon.