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i need like £20k to do an MSc in theoretical physics
how did YOU fund an MSc
with no funding available?
well they will pay my tuition fees and give me a £5k stipend. but that's not enough to live on in london for a year
I paid for it myself because I did it distance learning so worked at the same time.
get sponsored by evil corps
part-time masters, work on the side
i read a guardian article where someone emailed a load of celebs and asked them for small donations
loads of physics is funded by, like, oil conglomerates and the mossad, but none of the good shit. god damn.
have you looked into academic jobs at the university? They usually pay quite well and they're relatively easy to fit around your studies.
want to do this and the guy said i would definitely get an offer if i applied for it
Not the same but I know someone who is now a successful recording artist who lived for about three years on the benevolence of a friend of his who believed in him as a musician. Took off all the pressures about money, life vs dream stuff that every musician knows, allowing him to focus on making it happen. And it worked.
As in, get a job at McS? But that doesn't work at all.
then went into debt
then ended up applying for a professional development loan (do they still exist?)
i wanna do a phd / science in this area because i think it's important, and also whenever we've done these kind of subjects at uni (qm, gr, cosmology etc) i've been clearing everyone else in the year by a good 10%. also find that there is a lot of shit talked in this area, fundamental concepts being misused etc and want to sort that out
however no one will give you a job doing m-theory unless you've already done m-theory, and this seems to be the only way to break into the scene
also i'm quite egotistical
lived at home rent-free and got a job to pay for other stuff.
Get industry to sponsor you
But dont ask for them to sponsor you for just the Msc, ask them for 1+3 years for a phd.
Then had Alex Salmond write off all my tuition fees anyway.
I'd highly recommend this method.
yeah i'm already doing an integrated masters
Then what's the MSc for? Is PhD funding not significantly easier to get in your field? (certainly was in mine)
need the extra year to learn about gage symmetries and quantum field theory to do a phd in the area i'm interested in (as far as i can tell)
Pretty rare to find a PhD that needs you to do a masters first (unless there's a major shift in discipline or a move in country involved) the first few months of a PhD is always going to be learning the shit you really need to know so you can actually start being useful!
only get part time, min wage job
find out you're not clever enough to get any sort of bursary
not be able to get any other job after a year
resign yourself to tedium for rest of life
i would happily put myself into mountains of debt just to go back to uni at this point because there is fuck all else to do except leave the country or move to london, and I would never do the latter.
it's like 2004 all over again
hopefully communism will start to spread around europe when the swiss bring in the basic income this year
hahahahaha just funny thinking about it
I'm assuming it's ironic and not just you knowing nothing about Switzerland
The well known idealistic framework which encourages academic pursuit
but........ fees + no income for a year + studying something with a high risk of it not improving my current income = NO
you could probably make up the rest from part time work, and saving some up over summer from full-time stuff?
Wait he's getting that and still reckons he needs 20k?. What the hell.
Saved up 6 grand so far, which is enough to do pay for Tuition, but then I start getting cold feet when I think about how much more I'd need to live off for a year or two as well.
Factor I'd like to do it in Critical Theory which is unlikely to lead to a better job at all, and then I start to worry about the whole thing. I always thought doing university courses should be a labor of love first and foremost. But that won't pay the bills.
I reckon the most practical route is to quit my job, get a part-time one to do with the MA. I still worry I'll end up stuck.
Had some money inherited from my grandmother and my parents helped me out, mainly to cover my rent. I taught english part time as well and made a fair whack which covered living costs and the rest of my rent. I'm not ashamed but I recognise I'm privileged. I hope that you can find some way to do this dude, and I'm sorry I can't offer more helpful advice. There should be more help to ensure that people who aren't as lucky and clearly more talented/passionate than me to learn and develop like this.
with a £2,000 maximum
Depressing way to pay for a masters :(