• Question: what is phd?

    Asked by emilyaucklandandcf to Angela, Gopal, Hannah, Becky, Vince on 24 Jun 2013.
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      Rebecca Cook answered on 24 Jun 2013:

      It stands for doctor of philosophy and is apostgraduate degree which for me had nothing to do with philosophy. It means I can be called Dr Cook now, though I am not a medical doctor.

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      Hannah Little answered on 26 Jun 2013:

      PhD’s (philosophiae doctor (late for doctor of philosophy) takes about 3-5 years after you’ve done your bachelors degree and sometimes your masters degree. It’s usually a big research project and then you write a big book at the end. It is what you need to become a doctor and most academic jobs.