Formal Research Degree

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The award of a formal research degree needs the student to satisfactorily complete an approved program of research under the guidance of a supervision team within a prescribed time period. A formal research degree include the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and the Master of Philosophy (MPhil). Being a PhD student, my motivations for registering under Doctoral programme are as follows, A Doctor of Philosophy degree, abbreviated Ph.D., is highest degree awarded to an individual in academics. PhD degree indicates the competency of a person in a particular field of study. To earn a PhD degree, one has to accomplish two things. Firstly, one must be the master of a specific subject and secondly, one must extend the body of knowledge about…show more content…
Skills gained in qualitative and quantitative research methodology and statistical analysis are transferable to non-academic research environments, particularly for industrial research. In addition, employers outside of academia seek individuals with sound research skills to carry out projects in different industries and research institutes in both the private and government…show more content…
A research scholar can meet and work with some of the brightest people on the planet. They can seek for ideas beyond their grasp, and in so doing extend their intellectual capabilities. A researcher will be able to solve problems that have not been solved before. One can explore new concepts that have not been explored. PhD degree holders are able to teach at the university level as assistant, associate of full professors. Traditionally, the PhD degree was necessary to begin a career in academia; though not entirely true today, the degree is still generally a guarantee of an academic position at universities worldwide. Those in possession of a doctoral degree, can also expect higher pay both inside as well as outside of academia. As a whole the benefits of PhD Program can be listed as follows:
1) It helps to develop skills for solving problems in research.
2) It guides on how to find relevant information on a particular topic.
3) Develop the ability to work independently or as a team member in a research laboratory.
4) To develop communication skills by oral presentations, writing research articles and participation in various seminars and conferences.
5) It guides us to meet deadlines, manage time effectively and to prioritize
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