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(Original post by trev)
If DPhil is the same as PhD, what is the point of having different names for them?

I hope a PhD's can take up to 2 years to complete than 3 years.
The terms are essentially the same, but calling a doctorate a DPhil makes more sense, really. Both mean "Doctor of Philosophy" but at least DPhil is an English abbreviation.

PhDs can theoretically be completed in 2 years but its very very rare to do so. When you apply for a PhD, you'll normally be registered initially for a MPhil etc. for the first year. Moving to full PhD student status is conditional on performance in that first year. Since this year can be technically counted as put of the 3 year residency requirement for a PhD, someone can theoretically go on to complete in only a further 2 years. But its usually to spend an additional 3+ years.
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Grandad_bob (hehe) you get an MA anyway from Oxford (it changes in 4 or 7 years). The Dphil is probably the MA. I don't really understand...
yes, but the MA counts for ****; everyone gets it.
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I thought it was 3 years including the write up time.
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