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Anyone done an education PhD?

Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by MrCal, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. MrCal

    MrCal New commenter

    Hi,

    I would really like to do a part-time PhD. I enjoy educational research and really liked doing an MEd, and I also believe that it would be a good route into helping with policy change at a higher level.

    Has anyone gone through an education PhD? I am particularly interested in how the balance between school and the course felt, and whether you felt that your research was being valued.

    Thanks,

    Cameron
     
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

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    Not an education PhD, no. But I and other valued posters (all holding several postgraduate degrees) will tell you that just holding the qualification will not be an Open Sesame into any job, especially if you already have one postgraduate degree.

    Do it because you are enthralled by the idea, NOT because you see it as a career move.

    Best wishes

    .
     
  3. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    I seriously doubt it, to be perfectly honest. You do higher degrees purely for the love of learning.
     

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