Questions tagged [phd]

Questions about the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree, including requirements such as dissertations and university programs leading to a Ph.D.

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Chance of applying as a prospective PhD student in semesters [closed]

Is it usual that the chance for a PhD student that aims to apply for the second semester of the educational year (i.e. spring semester) and sends his/her application for professors may be lesser than ...
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Value of undergraduate research without publication on PhD applications (CS)

Next fall, I will begin the process of applying for PhD programs in CS. I have been involved in research labs ever since I came to this university two years ago, but to this day, there hasn't been an ...
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Are delays and 'being stuck' normal in PhDs, and how much should I work to compensate?

I'm doing a PhD in Computer Science in France (completed 10 months out of 3 years), and I am annoyed at how slow I am to produce results. Long story short, I have explored various potential ...
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PhD supervision in the Netherlands: what ranks can supervise?

I've heard word that in the Netherlands only a professor/hoogleraar can supervise PhD students but I've found little to solidly confirm this. I've also heard that in practice, other arrangements are ...
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Can a PhD student apply for another PhD program in some other university?

Would it make a negative impact on my PhD application if they get to know that I am already enrolled in PhD and now applying for another program in their University?
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Finishing with only 2 papers (both co-authorship)

So, I am about to gain my PhD degree in Biochemistry (Cancer biochemistry) in december. But I'll have finished it only with 2 papers (3rd one, which is the one totally about my thesis project is due ...
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Is it possible to do two PhD's in the same field one after another? [duplicate]

I am PhD student in an area of business in India. I am dissatisfied with the coursework and research guidance available at my university and feel that I won't be a very good PhD post completion of ...
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If PhD programmes prepare the candidate for research, why do teaching positions require it?

Example, example. From the first example: The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Teaching (Lecturer with Potential ...
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Should I still apply for a phd if the PI can't confirm if he is able to fund?

I have found a potential advisor that is keen on advising me for Phd and has offered to fund me. However, he isn't sure if he has sufficient funds and budget to do so (something he is still figuring ...
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Is it possible to save a (science) PhD in 10 months?

In short: I am starting my fourth year of PhD, and my funding is running out in roughly ten months. I could use some advice about how to make the most of the time I have left, in particular to make ...
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Is it permissible to ask the advisor if she has funding to support me as a postdoc for a year?

I am about to defend my thesis and I have not yet secured a postdoc position elsewhere. I want to ask my PhD advisor if she can support me as a postdoc till I secure a position elsewhere. Usually in ...
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Neglected many aspects of knowledge during my PhD research. What's the best strategy to learn and be comfortable in it?

My question is very vague. I just realized that there are many aspects of my research field that I have very limited knowledge in but would like to explore as a future research direction. Is it too ...
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How to move forward to PhD with failures in masters?

I had BSc + MSc in IT without thesis from my native country "A". I had an ambition to do PhD in CS. So, First, I got enrolled in MSc in CS program in a university "X" in a country "B". I left the ...
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Supervisor getting another PhD student with the same project?

I just started a PhD supervised by a clinician and a bioinformatician. The bioinformatician informed me they have received funding to get another PhD student to work on the same disease/ broad ...
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I feel I've done enough for a PhD but my supervisor disagrees

I have been working on a PhD for over 6 years, and in that time have published 5 (conference) papers, each of which I intend to convert to journal articles after my PhD. My supervisor has been ...
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Teaching subjects as an instructor which I scored average grades in

As a final year PhD student, I have been asked to teach a short introductory course on solid mechanics for undergrad students. Now, my PhD research has been applied mechanics where I developed tools ...
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Is there anything called “quality of PhD”?

I heard the term "Quality of a PhD" many times. People says that "Quality of a PhD" determines the usefulness of a PhD degree and the employ-ability of a PhD graduate. My questions are: Is there ...
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Do having 2 masters increase the possibility of acceptance in a joint PhD program?

Suppose, a research school in the USA offers a Joint/Dual (Education + English) PhD program. That university has an acceptance rate of 27%. Understandably, someone with either an MA in Education or ...
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Do schools/universities in EU prefer to appoint PhD graduates as teachers from their own student pools?

As far as I understand, EU schools have high regards for PhDs from anglosphere, especially from USA and UK. But, what about schools in EU itself? Suppose, an International student, (1) has a ...
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Relating job hunting and PhD preparedness

I am applying for a PhD in neuroscience and one of the requirements on the application is to write a supplemental essay about a time you experienced failure. I wrote an essay about finding a job after ...
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Is my PhD adviser being unethical?

My PhD adviser and I decided to publish in Physical Review Letters. After nearly finishing the manuscript, he realized the publication cost was $800 and now instead wants to publish in a significantly ...
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Turning down a postdoc offer from a committee member. Can that create problem in the future?

Recently I responded to a postdoc 'advertisement' posted by one of my PhD defense committee members. I still have 2 months to go for my PhD defense. However, I got an offer for a position from the ...
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Should I ask my master's advisor and co-advisor for a recommendation letter?

I'm doing a master's, and I plan to start a PhD next year. All the admission processes I've checked so far require two or three recommendation letters. My question is: should I ask my advisor and co-...
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What criteria would you assess to gauge whether to quit a Ph.D for a job in industry? [closed]

Just started my second year of a 3.5 year EPSRC funded Ph.D (in engineering, and using some machine learning) in the UK. I have recently finished my confirmation review so have secured the funding for ...
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Discussing one's working ideas and possible research projects in PHD application

I am a senior year undergraduate student in Computer Science, graduating in a year and looking forward to pursuing a PhD. I have a good experience with the research topic I want to work on, with a ...
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Doctoral stay in foreign university

I am a PhD student in my second year, and I am thinking about doing a doctoral stay in some foreign university with a group that works on the same topic as I am. I do know about some interesting ...
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Introducing myself to researchers from my dream school

I am applying to a PhD program in a few weeks, and I am also going to give a presentation at an upcoming international academic conference. I heard that a group of researchers from my dream school is ...
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Asking my PhD advisor for a postdoc position. Is it bad to appear desperate?

I am soon to defend my PhD thesis in computational materials science. I have just two publications, which I believe is the most important reason for getting no response from postdoc applications. The ...
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How to effectively ask a professor for supervision/collaboration (PhD Program) [duplicate]

Probably the first step towards applying for a PhD program is to find a professor who has enough interest/resource(s)/willing for the supervision. I know some of the rules (including attaching CV and ...
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Regarding asking for writing about some courses in my CV in which I got bad grades due to my non interest in those courses

I am a masters student in an Asian country and I am looking for applying for PHD Position in Europe in pure mathematics. During my masters in my Institute I had a lot of applied maths courses and in ...
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How to pursue an MD/PhD in France after BS from the US?

I am currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in biochemistry in the US. I would love to pursue an MD/PhD, but I want to move to France as soon as possible. I have never lived there, but have the ...
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Chances of admission for a PhD program with high WAM (GPA) for masters but an average GPA for undergraduates (A unique case) [closed]

I have completed a Master of IT specializing in cybersecurity at an Australian University ranked around 200 - 250 in the world for computer science and IT. In my master's, I achieved a Weighted ...
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PhD after bachelor's degree timeline [closed]

I'm currently in the last year (aka 3rd - 2019/2020) of my bachelor's degree, and I'm planning to apply for a PhD in the US, just after earning my degree. Assuming everything goes nicely for me, then ...
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How to tell my research advisor I'd like to drop a class?

I'm currently in my first semester pursuing a PhD in Computer Science.
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How to refer to relationship with a “research mentor” in PhD application?

This professor is not my official thesis supervisor. I have taken his class. I often discuss research with him and has sent him my work which he read and discussed with me in depth. So he is going to ...
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How should I tell my professor that I want to quit my integrated program midway?

I'm currently enrolled in an MS/PhD integrated program (computer science) at a university in Korea and I just started my first semester. My undergrad is at the same university, by the way. I've ...
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How to work with relocation issues during phd?

I have worked for 3years as phd researcher at universityin country A. Because of some critical family relocation issues, i had to move to my family in country B. My maximum research work is done but ...
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Decision paralysis: MSc or PhD [closed]

Looking for advice on making a decision between studying for a MSc degree versus PhD. My thoughts are going around in circles to the point of decision paralysis. The main contingency is that I am ...
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Have there been any recent studies on the effect of age on PhD success rates in the US?

I think the title is fairly self-explanatory. I am wondering if any recent studies (past 20 years or so) have been published that look at possible correlations between age and the 'success rate' of ...
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Choosing the best fit sentence to mail prospective PhD supervisor

I am applying for a PhD scholarship which was posted on the university website and for that, I am writing mail to the professor. I have written about my background, academics, interests and experience....
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Individual contribution to PhD thesis as a part of bigger project

I have a question related to the personal contribution to PhD thesis (physics, materials science), when it was a small part of a big project and there were no real hypothesis or problem in your thesis ...
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positioning yourself for research positions after graduating from a PhD in a different country

I asked this on Reddit also but didn't get any responses so I am trying here. I am a first year PhD student thinking about how I can start to better position myself to get a research position after ...
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PhD (at Oxford) vs staying at in the industry (Facebook) for a ML student? [closed]

I am 26 years old and I got an offer for a PhD in Machine Learning at Oxford. However, currently I am a software engineer at Facebook and I am living a very well-off lifestyle. I applied for the PhD ...
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What are some lifestyles that you have adopted in order to excel in academia? [closed]

So the basic idea is that I want to become a theoretical physicist in the future( in 12th now)and with those conditions, I understand that a person requires originality creativity intuition and good ...
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Should one introduce past work in PhD statement of interest?

I wrote my statement of interests where one paragraph is dedicated to discuss my past works. But I wonder if that is necessary because it feels like repeating abstracts from the papers. And probably ...
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Medically undiagnosed condition: how to inform?

I am currently a final year grad student. Sometime last year, I developed severe pain in one of my hands which led to a lot of time lost. I have seen some of the best doctors in the country for my ...
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After trying hard, I feel that I am in a wrong research field. How can I get over the nagging feeling that I have chosen a wrong field of research?

Research is hard, and I am aware of that. As an experimentalist turned into a modeling person, I am having second thoughts about the decision I made 5 years ago. Currently, my research is focused on ...
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Is it okay to publish your entire work of PhD in low tier?

I am a PhD student works in theoretical computer science(Algebra). I have been working on my PhD project from last five years. I am very much interested in my work. During my Ph.D there were not ...
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For Ph.D application, which admission system used in Australia? Is it the same as US/Canada, UK, or EU?

Some questions before said that in US/Canada, we should apply first then select the professor and it's different from the system in UK or EU. So, what about Australia or New Zealand?
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For those who study in the humanities, have I made a mistake in doing my Master's abroad?

I'm an American student currently earning a Master's in American cultural studies in Germany. Why study American culture in Germany? Firstly, I wouldn't have been able to afford a U.S. Master's in ...