• Question: How long did take for you to get your degree?

    Asked by anon-201776 to Meirin on 15 Mar 2019.
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      Meirin Oan Evans answered on 15 Mar 2019:

      It took me 3 years to get a university bachelor’s degree. For a bachelor’s degree you’re mostly learning about physics, things that people already know.
      It then took me a year to get a master’s degree. For a master’s degree you’re typically doing about half and half learning and researching new stuff.
      Now I’m in my first year of PhD (what lets you be called doctor at the end). This will take 4 years overall. During a PhD you’re doing mostly research. But of course, this means you’re learning all the time from your research!