Upgrading from Masters to PhD

In Australia, enrolling in a Masters by research (or 'MPhil') it is a relatively common pathway to a PhD, but how hard is it to achieve the 'upgrade'? This post is by Jonathan O’Donnell, who has spent most of his career in universities, helping academics to find funding for their research. His doctoral research looks … Continue reading Upgrading from Masters to PhD

Masters Students: Second Class Citizens or Academic Geniuses in the Making?

This post is by Belinda Duke who is doing a Master of Philosophy in Archaeology at James Cook University, Townsville, Australia.  Her research is based in NE Thailand at the site Ban Non Wat.  Belinda has travelled and worked in NE Thailand since 2008 and also southern Laos since 2010 through a consultancy project under … Continue reading Masters Students: Second Class Citizens or Academic Geniuses in the Making?