well i have a degree on physics but my qualifications were horrible so i can't hardly get a grant or vacancy (with paid money)

so my question is if there would be possible to make a thesis at-distance i mean i work the math at home (assuming it is all theoretical and no experiments are made) and then y send to my tutor online via PC and then i have only to go to the university to defend my thesis

  • Related question: Can I get a PhD online? – scaaahu Oct 18 '15 at 11:33
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    I think that you would be better served by improving your qualifications, rather than trying to get a Ph.D. "on the cheap." – jakebeal Oct 18 '15 at 14:26
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    An online degree in theoretical physics is unlikely to qualify you for any job except Professor of Cold Fusion... ;-) – Jeff Hammond Oct 18 '15 at 21:38
  • Have you done a good research project? Competition is tough, so if you don't have good grades nor good experience, the best you can do is get better grades. – Davidmh Oct 20 '15 at 13:19
  • no i have no experience :D i tried publishing some ideas but were all rejected :( , only have a MSC and i can change my university grades (quaflications) – Jose Javier Garcia Oct 20 '15 at 14:56

Why don't you aim for a MSc first, with the purpose of boosting your credentials?

If you achieve an acceptable GPA during the MSc and manage to work in an interesting topic, your chances of getting accepted in a PhD would improve dramatically.

Also, try to show pro-activity and contact professors willing to take short term research assistants, so you are able to show that the willingness to do R&D and the capability of working in a lab environment, even if you end up working in theoretical physics.

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but "Why don't you aim for a MSc first" kind of assumes the OP currently has a Bachelor's degree, which is possible, but isn't stated in the question. – O. R. Mapper Oct 18 '15 at 19:20
  • Certainly, the OP just said "I have a degree on physics", which could be either BSc or MSc. I think he stated in a different comment that he has a MSc. – Disgruntled Doctor Oct 19 '15 at 15:17
  • "which could be either BSc or MSc" - or one of all the other degrees that exist around the world and that have nothing to do with BSc or MSc. – O. R. Mapper Oct 19 '15 at 17:22

Yes, it is possible to follow a doctorate online but I would expect an doctorate to require more off-line activities than an on-line undergrad degree.

Some online universities offer on-line doctorates. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya has three doctorate programs and they can be studied full time off-line or part time on-line, although I don't see any of them related to physics. The Open University has PhD programs, too.

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