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by Topologist
December 2nd, 2008, 6:57 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Distance PhD
Replies: 33
Views: 47845

Distance PhD

More seriously, in the UK there is the Open University. I am not sure if they offer PhDs though.
by Topologist
December 2nd, 2008, 6:48 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Distance PhD
Replies: 33
Views: 47845

Distance PhD

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by Topologist
December 1st, 2008, 9:27 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Distance PhD
Replies: 33
Views: 47845

Distance PhD

Some universities have restrictions on where you are allowed to live. Usually comes in the form of "not more than X miles from building Y in the centre of the town". It is a bit more relaxed for part-timers but not that much.
by Topologist
November 27th, 2008, 4:25 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: PHD in APPLIED MATHS at the university of birmingham
Replies: 24
Views: 48512

PHD in APPLIED MATHS at the university of birmingham

<t>This debate has always been interesting: going for the supervisor or for the department. While of course the choice of supervisor is very important I have always leaned a bit towards the choice of department. Let me elaborate.Many things can and will happen. Students start their research and slow...
by Topologist
November 27th, 2008, 12:03 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: PHD in APPLIED MATHS at the university of birmingham
Replies: 24
Views: 48512

PHD in APPLIED MATHS at the university of birmingham

Not top 10. I would say that it is ranked around 15th in the UK. By the way, the results of the RAE 2008 are due in December. This will give you a better picture before taking any decision.
by Topologist
November 25th, 2008, 10:39 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: What is interesting about finance (other than the money)?
Replies: 23
Views: 49004

What is interesting about finance (other than the money)?

4 give a hoot... 5 give a hoot... it follows by induction.
by Topologist
November 18th, 2008, 12:31 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: 30 year old Female Phd seeking advices
Replies: 35
Views: 50040

30 year old Female Phd seeking advices

Excuse my ignorance wenxue, but could you explain how come you can do a dissertation in real options to get a phd in agricultural economics?
by Topologist
November 18th, 2008, 11:09 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Advice needed: Top UK PhD Econ Program
Replies: 24
Views: 48356

Advice needed: Top UK PhD Econ Program

<t>I second Twofish: a tenure-track position in Economics is REALLY hard to get.Can I ask you something? If you want to have a quiet academic life why don't you try applying for a teaching position in physics in a liberal arts college; or a community college?------------In case you still want an Eco...
by Topologist
November 18th, 2008, 8:24 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Advice needed: Top UK PhD Econ Program
Replies: 24
Views: 48356

Advice needed: Top UK PhD Econ Program

Something else. In the UK you don't really get accepted to do a PhD at University X. You are accepted to work with Professor Y at University X. Try contacting people with research interests that you like. Gauge their interest in you.
by Topologist
November 18th, 2008, 8:07 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Advice needed: Top UK PhD Econ Program
Replies: 24
Views: 48356

Advice needed: Top UK PhD Econ Program

<t>Getting accepted to do a PhD in a British university is relatively easy. Finding money is really hard. Most scholarships that they will offer will come from the Research Council. This means: full fees and living expenses for UK students; fees but no living expenses for Europeans; nothing for over...
by Topologist
November 17th, 2008, 12:53 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Poll: The No.1 employer
Replies: 13
Views: 48803

Poll: The No.1 employer

Real Madrid F.C.
by Topologist
November 11th, 2008, 9:05 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Quant jobs - not in finance - please advice
Replies: 8
Views: 48033

Quant jobs - not in finance - please advice

What are salaries like in the defence industry? Are these positions applied to directly or DCFC'ed?What kind of background material is needed to study for an interview?Thanks a lot guys.
by Topologist
November 10th, 2008, 5:39 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Quant jobs - not in finance - please advice
Replies: 8
Views: 48033

Quant jobs - not in finance - please advice

<t>A close friend of mine is looking for a quantitative job outside academia but also outside finance. He has no idea of where to start. Does anyone know a webpage? A guide? Dominic, can you help? He was thinking perhaps gaming industry. Please advice.Background: MPhys in Physics (with Honours in As...
by Topologist
November 7th, 2008, 2:15 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: academia or industry?
Replies: 99
Views: 54131

academia or industry?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: KackToodlesQuoteOriginally posted by: twofishQuoteOriginally posted by: KackToodlesEveryone? Do you think feynman "feels stupid, overwhelmed, and inadequate" when he was writing up his dissertation on path integrals at princeton? Yes. I do. Why? Because you felt bumblin...
by Topologist
May 15th, 2008, 11:54 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Two summer internships - which one?
Replies: 1
Views: 54464

Two summer internships - which one?

<t>I am a year away from finishing a PhD in Maths and I was offered two summer internships for which I would appreciate any feedback.One is at the macroeconomic analysis group of a major Central Bank. The work will be both theoretical and computational in macroeconomic forecasting models, particular...
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