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  • PHD – opportunities/how to apply

    I’m thinking of applying for a PHD ….in the next 2 years maybe

    What are the requirements…??

    Can you get part-time as well? How often would that be??

    How does one arrange for funding?

    Would it still be possible to locum on the weekends?
    Lazy Lady...
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    Re: PHD – opportunities/how to apply

    Need a 2:1 for a Ph.D. You should be able to get evening work fairly easily. With a stroke of luck could be quiet enabling you to study. I used to work Saturdays in a Jewish part of East End. Did all my revising in the long quiet afternoons.
    johnep

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    • #3
      Re: PHD – opportunities/how to apply

      Thank you John

      I always wanted to do a PhD in Drug Delivery/ Pharmaceutics…..

      I can see a PhD will open up more doors for me, but I’ve just finished studying….and I want to enjoy life….

      For a newly qualified, would you say it’s a good idea to start PhD now or to get a few years experience….??
      Lazy Lady...
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        "For a newly qualified, would you say it’s a good idea to start PhD now or to get a few years experience….??"
        i would say try to find a funding 1st, apply , once you get accepted think about doing it now or postponing for next year :P
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        • #5
          Re: PHD – opportunities/how to apply

          Originally posted by Ray View Post
          "For a newly qualified, would you say it’s a good idea to start PhD now or to get a few years experience….??"
          i would say try to find a funding 1st, apply , once you get accepted think about doing it now or postponing for next year :P


          There are some student funded PhD’s on the School of Pharmacy website….I was thinking of choosing one of them when the time is right…….
          Lazy Lady...
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          • #6
            Re: PHD – opportunities/how to apply

            It's self funding for a 2nd degree but I am sure you can get scholarships etc.

            Where are you planning to go lazy
            3rd yr pharmacy student - bath

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            • #7
              Re: PHD – opportunities/how to apply

              I had a look on the London School of Pharmacy website…this is the nearest one to me….

              I guess I could always do an MSc first, but I think you need to be in a band 8 post in hospital to apply???
              Lazy Lady...
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                It was suggested to me to do a Ph.D. Topic was to be micelles and membranes. Led onto liquid crystals in the end.

                However, I had had enough of college by then and decided against, although sometimes wish I had.

                johnep

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                  Re: PHD – opportunities/how to apply

                  Originally posted by johnep View Post
                  It was suggested to me to do a Ph.D. Topic was to be micelles and membranes. Led onto liquid crystals in the end.

                  However, I had had enough of college by then and decided against, although sometimes wish I had.

                  johnep
                  you could do it now
                  3rd yr pharmacy student - bath

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                  • #10
                    Re: PHD – opportunities/how to apply

                    The disadvantage of working for a few years and then going back to do a PhD is the drop in income you'll have to take. Not such a problem if you're in hospital as starting salaries are lower, but a bigger hurdle to overcome if you work in community.

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                    • #11
                      Re: PHD – opportunities/how to apply

                      Originally posted by Steve G View Post
                      The disadvantage of working for a few years and then going back to do a PhD is the drop in income you'll have to take. Not such a problem if you're in hospital as starting salaries are lower, but a bigger hurdle to overcome if you work in community.
                      Thanks Steve G

                      What if I was to work in hospital for a couple of years until I reach a senior post…..then apply for a PhD and get a job in industry? Surely the pay in industry is a lot higher….

                      Or if I work part-time in hospital while completing my PhD on a part-time basis???
                      Lazy Lady...
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                        You'll probably make up the lost income later down the line, but for the three or four years you are doing your PhD your income would drop.

                        I believe PhD stipends are around £15k p.a., which is tax free, so equivalent to around £20k p.a. gross. If I was to go back and do a PhD, I would have to take a drop in income of far more than 50%, but its not going to be such a problem if you're a band 6 in hospital.

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                        • #13
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                          What’s the difference between a PhD and ‘Doctor of Pharmacy’ qualification?

                          Has anyone studied for the PharmD???

                          Lazy Lady...
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                            i thought they named the pharmacy course as pharmD " doctor of pharmacy" in the USA, not here.
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                              Re: PHD – opportunities/how to apply

                              I just saw this:

                              University of Derby - Pharmacy (Doctor of Practice)

                              They both take 3-4 yrs F/T….so wots the difference between a PhD and this?
                              Lazy Lady...
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