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    Why would someone get a Ph.D. in a subject?

    What reasons make a person get a Ph.D. in a subject?
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    Re: Why would someone get a Ph.D. in a subject?

    there is much reasons depends on humans minds
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    Re: Why would someone get a Ph.D. in a subject?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jskid View Post
    What reasons make a person get a Ph.D. in a subject?
    I graduated in 2008, the start of the global recession thingy. I got offered no jobs, but I did get offered a funded place to study for a PhD. Why would I say no?!?

    That said, I've always wanted to do one, because I've always wanted to be an academic. Why do you need one to be an academic? Well, a PhD is a research degree. You can't do research unless you know how to do research. This, loosely speaking, is what a PhD does.

    (Also, I like maths...no job outside academia can quench this thirst! And doing a PhD is easier than getting a real job - I don't actually go into my office until about 1030-1100 hrs...)
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    Re: Why would someone get a Ph.D. in a subject?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jskid View Post
    What reasons make a person get a Ph.D. in a subject?
    Because they can

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    Re: Why would someone get a Ph.D. in a subject?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jskid View Post
    What reasons make a person get a Ph.D. in a subject?
    It is more comfortable than sitting on the throne of skulls?

    You get a discount on your hollowed out volcano?

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