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PhDs...

Discussion in 'Teaching and Learning' started by ToeKnee&Guy, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. ToeKnee&Guy

    ToeKnee&Guy Welcome New Poster


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    Morning all...
    Currently having a think about doing a PhD and was wondering which institutions have anything to offer as of yet or any opportunities going anywhere? Its just a thought at the minute but the thought of Dr ToeKnee&Guy rings well.
     
  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

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    Where are you based?
     
  3. ToeKnee&Guy

    ToeKnee&Guy Welcome New Poster

    Doncaster! (Centre of the Universe)
     
  4. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

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    Try contacting Chris Nester @Salford; they seem to have PhD scholarships come up quite often.
     
  5. Dieter Fellner

    Dieter Fellner Well-Known Member

    I'm curious ... what is it that motivates an individual to do a PhD. Life in Academia, professional 'kudos' , something else?
     
  6. davidh

    davidh Podiatry Arena Veteran

    I did my MSc by research - something puzzled me and I wanted to find out more about it. That's just me though.
     
  7. Rob Kidd

    Rob Kidd Well-Known Member

    This is old ground. Most, but certainly not all podiatrists with PhD's were/are lecturers of podiatry in a university that offers podiatry as an undergraduate or taught Masters course. Many of them will have been lecturers in the pod school previous to being part of a university, that was then "elevated" to a university position; the base line qualification in a university for its academic staff is a PhD - you either evolve or go extinct. As time passes, this will be the case less and less, but it was certainly the case for the majority of Pod PhD holders today.
     
  8. W J Liggins

    W J Liggins Well-Known Member

    Did my MA in medieval history - nothing to do with pod but was my first love. Couldn't make a living with it except as a teacher - heaven forefend - but when time allowed it was a great course at a great university - Sheffield. As for pod associated PhDs, I suspect both Rob and David are correct; either a lecturing requirement at graduate and post-grad level or specific interest.
    Cheers
    Bill
     
  9. krome

    krome Active Member

    A great conversation so far. I always ask prospective PhD students why they want to undertake a PhD. Those people who have been successful with obtaining a PhD normally go into academia or continue as post-doctoral researchers. However, I have supervised podiatric clinicians to completion and they have used the qualification to demonstrate their research skills and specialism.
     
  10. ToeKnee&Guy

    ToeKnee&Guy Welcome New Poster

    Ive done my MSc in SEM but have always had the desire to keep on learning! I love the thought of going into education at some point (as I always wanted to be a teacher)... but really I think I need to crack on with some actual practicing as I'm still only young
     
  11. Rob Kidd

    Rob Kidd Well-Known Member

    Chill Bill, my first degree is in Earth Sciences - Geology by another name. Education is never wasted. I have pangs of relief and also pangs of regret that I never practiced.
     

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