Independent Graduate: When the Answer Is Academic ; A Doctorate Isn't Vital for a Career in Research - and the Skills You Acquire Will Serve You Well in the Future
Williams, Emma, The Independent (London, England)
If panic is setting in at the thought of leaving the stimulating and youthful environment of university, then a career in research could be for you. Contrary to popular opinion, a doctorate is not a pre-requisite; many researchers simply hold a good degree. Not surprisingly, an MA or MSc will help, and a PhD will be seen as even more favourable, but the bottom line is they are not essential.
Dr Anna Hansell had practised medicine for several years when she decided that she wanted to move away from the clinical side of disease and be more involved with preventing it. Now a Public Health Trainee at the Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, she explains, "It …
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Publication information: Article title: Independent Graduate: When the Answer Is Academic ; A Doctorate Isn't Vital for a Career in Research - and the Skills You Acquire Will Serve You Well in the Future. Contributors: Williams, Emma - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: February 22, 2001. Page number: 4. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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