Author Topic: How many people in the UK have PhDs?  (Read 31750 times)

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: How many people in the UK have PhDs?
« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2011, 10:43:08 am »
I know there is at least one person who has been desperate to get a PhD for years, but never had the funding, so will have to wait till the ever-receding retirement arrives (me).

And I am struggling to think of a job to which my first degree will not apply.
Getting there...

RJ

  • Droll rat
Re: How many people in the UK have PhDs?
« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2011, 01:16:43 pm »
I know there is at least one person who has been desperate to get a PhD for years, but never had the funding, so will have to wait till the ever-receding retirement arrives (me).

I have a project sketched out, but assume I'm unlikely ever to have the time or funding to complete it as a PhD - and so am trying to pick off the various chapters as standalone papers, collaborating with others.  It's painfully slow ...
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And I am struggling to think of a job to which my first degree will not apply.
Apart from teaching the topic, I'm struggling to think of an obvious application of my not-at-all-unusual degree subject (beyond demonstrating a basic ability to process information).

Re: How many people in the UK have PhDs?
« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2011, 01:23:19 pm »
And I am struggling to think of a job to which my first degree will not apply.
Apart from teaching the topic, I'm struggling to think of an obvious application of my not-at-all-unusual degree subject (beyond demonstrating a basic ability to process information).

ObXKCD: http://xkcd.com/435/

(OK, so it's not the subject for my first degree...)
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border-rider

Re: How many people in the UK have PhDs?
« Reply #28 on: September 06, 2011, 04:05:26 pm »
I'm probably unusual in having segued from my PhD into a career (if you can call it that) in very much the same sort of thing.

Re: How many people in the UK have PhDs?
« Reply #29 on: September 06, 2011, 09:45:46 pm »
Does this include e-mail degrees from "prestigious non-accredited universities" in the US?  I can buy one for $10.


You are Gillian McKeith AICMFP

iakobski

Re: How many people in the UK have PhDs?
« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2011, 12:17:33 pm »
Apart from teaching the topic, I'm struggling to think of an obvious application of my not-at-all-unusual degree subject (beyond demonstrating a basic ability to process information).

It's a question of perspective - whether you view doing a degree as "education" or learning a bunch of stuff about a subject.