British PhDs (was:postdocs to faculty)
jwilkinson at CSU.edu.au
Sun Aug 17 17:23:06 EST 1997
> While I'm at it: what is the general time to PhD in other systems than
> Canada and the US? Do you think the time is justified?
In Australia the minimum time for a PhD is 3 years and the max 6 if
you are full time. Last lot of data I saw had an average of 4 years
from start to finish for a PhD. Scholarship and awards for financial
help during the PhD are usually for 3 years and then extensions can
be applied for. As for whether this time is justified - I've never
really thought about it, I certainly didn't feel I needed longer but
I guess it depends on how the system is set up.
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