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On standards or conventions specific to the higher education system in United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland), which differs in structure and style from the systems in other parts of the world.

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How to address an Oxford/Cambridge full-time lecurer who is not a Ph.D.?

I am currently writing an e-mail to a member of Oxbridge staff. He is a "lecturer," full-time staff, who co-ordinates a well-known program, but does not hold a PhD, only an MA. I can't call him "Dr. ...
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Is it rude to request a book chapter from the academic who wrote it if you don't want to buy the entire textbook?

The title says it all. I want to read a book chapter from a prominent Oxbridge researcher, but I don't want to shell out the cash for the entire textbook in which it's published. Is it rude to contact ...
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Is there any major problem in applying to PhD program in US after getting BSc and MS in UK?

I'm considering getting my BSc and MS in UK instead in US, since I prefer specialization rather than diversity in education. However, I'm not sure whether or not this choice will affect my chance to ...
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What is a reliable accreditation to look for in British business schools?

When selecting an American business school, we look for certain accreditations specific to business schools, like ACBSP, AACSB, CHEA, , etc. For European universities, we look for Equis, AMBA, etc. ...
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MPhil vs. MSc. in the UK?

I'm currently finishing a B.Sc. Honours in Canada, and I'm applying to Edinburgh (among other places) to do a Masters. They have two research-based degrees, and I was wondering if people with ...
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How to fund a 2nd master's degree (UK), or should I directly go for a PhD?

I will receive my master's degree soon. Even though it was a nice program, I found out I'm more interested in something else. Now, I'm thinking should I do another MSc (one-year) in the other field ...
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What does "First Class or 2.1 Honours degree" mean?

A PhD position for which I am planning to apply notes: Applicants should have (or expect to achieve) a minimum of a First Class or 2.1 Honours degree. The position is in the UK, but I live in ...
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When referring to study at Oxford why is the word "read" used?

When reading about people who have studied at Oxford the word "read" is used instead of study. Example: "He read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford" Why when discussing study at Oxford (...
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Unhappy with my PhD program in my home country, thinking about applying to another university in UK

My problem is a bit unusual and I would love to get some advice… I'm a first year PhD student in social-sciences and I already got my proposal approved. I moved back to my home country (where I am ...
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Sex worker student offering her (lawful) services

One of my students is an escort/stripper and she has offered me (and other faculty in my department) her "services". I am pretty sure my initial reaction of "thanks for letting me know, now can you ...
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Funding for Belgian student to do a PhD in UK?

I am currently applying for PhD fundings in UK, but as the competition is rude, I am not sure to be accepted, even if I have very good grades and qualifications. So, I want to look at other PhD ...
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Are the Newton fellowships (UK) prestigious enough to warrant low post-doc pay?

I'm nearing the end of my graduate studies (1-1.5yrs remain) and have been looking out for post-doc opportunities. I came across the Newton Fellowships, which provide funding for up to 2 years of ...
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How do I prepare for the UK Research Excellence Framework submission?

I want to strengthen my return for the UK Research Excellence Framework (REF). My publications are fine, but how can I improve my REF "impact"?
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Ph.D. in UK/Ireland as "Dipl.-Ing." from Germany

Is it feasible for an engineering student from Germany to get into a Ph.D. program in the UK/Ireland? Specifically, what should one keep in mind/try to accomplish in the last two years before ...
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