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Programs Physics with a year in industry, then a phd?

  1. Jun 25, 2008 #1
    Hi,

    I'm about to start the third year of my degree which is a "year in industry" where I'll be working in an industrial research lab. I'll also be taking exams as part of my program but only "core" parts.

    Since I'm interested in perhaps doing a phd after I graduate I was wondering if universities will be put off by the fact that I effectively received less of a theoretical education in my third year.

    I should point out that I'm in the UK and the degree I'm taking is MSci with a year in industry.
     
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  3. Jun 25, 2008 #2

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    I got my SB in three years, worked in industry the following year, and started my PhD the following year. Some graduate schools looked positively on this year, some negatively, and some didn't care.
     
  4. Jun 25, 2008 #3
    Excuse my ignorance but what's an SB?
     
  5. Jun 25, 2008 #4
    Hang on, I take it it's just another way of saying BS? did you find it hard getting a phd without a 4 year degree?
     
  6. Jun 25, 2008 #5

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    He probably meant BS. He did his PhD after working for a year after getting his bachelor's.
     
  7. Jun 26, 2008 #6

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    My undergraduate institution calls their bachelor's degree a SB, not a BS. They're funny that way.
     
  8. Jun 26, 2008 #7
    So did you find it hard to get a phd with a BS and no masters?
     
  9. Jun 26, 2008 #8

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    In the US it is usual to start a PhD program without an MS.
     
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