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Is it possible to work full time and do a part time PhD in software engineering in England?

Is it possible to work full time and do a part time phd in the area of software engineering in England saying that I want to use my job earnings to pay my tuition fees? And if I start a part time PhD ...
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Minimum residential requirements For PhD

I have a permanent Job that I don't intend to give up. I wish to pursue PhD. All I can manage to get is 2 years of leave. Beyond that I will have to resume my job and I can continue research work ...
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Part-time UK lecturer - how much admin and what counts?

Can anyone give me a guide to how much admin a part-time university lecturer should be doing. My employer is so very vague and I have no idea if I'm doing too much, or if I can just say no. It seems ...
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Prepared for 40 Hour Research Internship - Changed to 20

A bit of backstory- I'm a rising sophomore undergraduate student studying computer science who is strongly interested in urban planning as well. This spring, I put about 12 hours a week of work into ...
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What is the best way of getting a part-time PhD in Europe?

I am interested in pursuing a part-time PhD parallel to having a job in the industry. In particular, I am a financial professional based in Germany and I am interested in a PhD in Economics ...
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Negotiating Part-Time Lecturer in Germany

I am interviewing for a part-time (50%) program-lead/lecturer position at a university in Germany. The position is to set up and lecture on a new master's degree program. I will be finding more out at ...
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PhD Mathematics, University of Hagen [closed]

I am 30 and work for an IT company in Germany as a software developer. I did B.Sc. in Mathematics (pure) and M.Sc. in Computer Science. Since then I've occasionally spent time with solving math ...
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What is the expected time commitment for a part time Research Master's Program?

Let's say I get accepted to a Master's Degree Program in Applied Mathematics with a Research Thesis component. If I take 1 class a semester for 6 years and work on my thesis each semester, what could ...
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How can US universities check whether graduate students work outside TA/RA?

Some US universities ban first-year graduate students from working outside TA/RA. How can US universities check whether graduate students work outside TA/RA?
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Why do some US universities ban first-year graduate student from working outside TA/RA?

I read an email from UCSD (CSE department) stating: M.S. Graduate students are not permitted to work at all during their first year (CPT or any employment) due to CSE polices instated by the ...
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Being asked to take up a part-time status [closed]

TL;DR I want to maintain full time status for now but my department is asking me to switch to part time status, I'm not certain that is a good idea since international students need to maintain a ...
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Should I write more books as a grad student, or focus more on studies/research? [closed]

I started a blog that attracted the attention of publishers and they began offering me contracts to create video courses for them. I signed on with the first legitimate publisher to contact me last ...
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Feasibility of obtaining an “individual doctorate” in Germany while working?

I will be working in Munich, Germany for a relatively small engineering company. I have always wanted to obtain an engineering PhD on a part-time basis. I have been intrigued by the “individual ...
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Withdraw PhD from one University and enroll in other [closed]

I am student of PhD (part time) in one of the universities in India. I have completed my mandatory courses of Research Methodology, Quantitative Techniques and Comprehensive exam of one of the ...
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I am an Undergraduate Student who landed a job as a Data Scientist. Should I pursue a PhD and can I do it while working full time? [closed]

I just graduated with a computer-science bachelor’s degree and accepted a job offer as a data scientist with a well-known company. It is a research role; so I’ll presumably be working towards goals ...
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Research ethics and Google Forms/Survey Monkey

I am currently an MBA student in a college in Western Europe. As part of our thesis, we need to do a piece of original research (fairly standard, I would assume). I had planned on using either Google ...
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How is a part time research job (from a University) perceived in the academic job market?

In a similar vein as the question How is a part-time degree (from a reputed institute) perceived in the academic job market?, what about holding a part time research job (Research Fellow)? Currently, ...
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Is it wise to convert from full time to part time master by research

I supposed to finish my master at the end of this year. However it looks like I'm going to extend for another semester, which mean my scholarship will also end and I have to self sponsor myself for ...
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Choosing full time vs part time on a PhD application, is one necessarily better than the other for increasing chances of admission?

Don't know if relevant, but I'm applying for PhD programs in math. In general for grad school apps*, if I'm asked if I want full time or part time, I choose both if I am allowed to do that. Is ...
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Are full-time and part-time postgraduate students who graduate in same year considered to be the same batch?

As I understand, in academia 'Class of 20XX' refers to students graduating during the year 20XX irrespective of the year they joined college. Suppose for a postgraduate course, one person chooses the ...
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Will the Ph.D. stipend be enough to support my parents?

I am considering to do a Ph.D. from the USA and I wonder, if the stipend would be sufficient to support my parents. I estimate that I need to send about 400 USD a month to my parents. Will I be able ...
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Part-Time PhD in the UK? How does this work?

I'm from the US but I work as an engineer in the UK. In the US, part-time engineering PhD students at high-profile universities are possible, but rare and usually limited to special cases. In the ...
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Mandatory army service in the middle of PhD, will it be possible to finish PhD under these conditions?

I started attending a university while in highschool, currently finishing my masters and have started working on my phd with the same (very very nice) advisors (who are aware of the following ...
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Part-time PhD workload compared to part-time undergrad workload

Does a part-time PhD workload differ significantly from part-time undergrad studies? I'm intending to go on to postgraduate studies next year. I'd prefer to go straight to a PhD if possible, but ...
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What do I do if my part-time master's program is changed to full-time?

I am stuck in an unusual situation. I was admitted to a part-time master's program. The classes were supposed to be held in the evening and the expected degree duration was 6 years. After only one ...
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On-campus vs Online master's degree

In my country where I come from, online or part-time or even more, part-time online degrees are not comparable with on-campus full-time degrees. The difference in the value of the degree/diploma is ...
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Is it impossible to continue a job if you want to pursue a Ph.D.? [duplicate]

I am currently working as an actuary, and am currently applying for (in my opinion, a decent) online M.S. Statistics program so that I can continue working in the actuarial position. My intention is,...
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Is it expected that a part-time masters student publish before transferring to a PhD?

After reading this question, I am curious as to the publication expectations for part-time students. I am a Mlitt Student (working full-time and studying part-time) and am in the process of switching ...
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Is it possible to get a master's in speech language pathology online or part-time?

I am currently looking into a possible career change as a speech language pathologist. Is it possible to get a masters in SLP online? Or are there any part time programs that would allow me time for ...
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Why would a senior PI need to take a part-time job at another university?

A senior professor works at one university, has his own lab and research group(s). Recently, he took another part-time job at a better university. So why do professors need to take part-time jobs? Is ...
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What is the difference between part-time and full-time study in postgraduate courses?

I am interested in several courses and I need to do a job also to support myself financially. I would like to ask; What is the difference between Part-Time and Full-Time study in Postgraduate courses?...
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Studies on lost teaching hours due to USA Affordable Care Act?

In the USA, the Affordable Care Act requires employers to provide health care to employees working above 30 hours. Some employers to save on costs have either cut full-time employees hours to part-...
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Is it a good idea for a part-time post-grad to start an Academic CV?

As someone who returned (part-time) to academic pursuit in a different area a number of years ago, in which time I have completed my BA and now am in my first year of a MLitt, I am wondering is it a ...
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I am having difficult first year in my part-time PhD program; How can I figure out whether I should leave it or not? [closed]

I have a full-time job, and am a part-time PhD student who is experiencing tremendous struggles throughout the first year, compared to my previous schooling which was extremely easy. I want to know if ...
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How to make time to pursue research while employed as a part-time lecturer at two universities?

Actually I have been working like a Computer Science lecturer, part time, in a couple of universities in my country. Main problem is that those universities are only worried in finances, but not in ...
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How is a part-time degree (from a reputed institute) perceived in the academic job market?

I have recently graduated with Computer Science and Engineering and joined an R&D firm. During the job, I enrolled for a part time MS(Research) from the topmost institute in my country (with ...
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Is it possible to work full time and complete a PhD?

Is it achievable to perform a doctorate while working in a private company (not in college) full time (8 hours per day, 5 days per week)? Or is it too much work or stress?
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Pursuing a Second Master's Degree(Part Time) : pros and cons

I am currently working in a manufacturing company as a software developer and have just completed my masters in control and automation in 2011 with my bachelors in "Electrical and Electronics". My ...
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What part-time jobs are suitable for PhD students?

I know PhD is unsparing in terms of available time, but at times there may be situations that demand some extra income, for example, family situations or some medical emergency. In such cases, are ...