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  1. Hey thanks a lot for the replies both of you. Yeah, ANU and Sydney both have a lot of US PhDs in their faculty. Those are the two most "Americanised" departments here, in the sense of being relatively positivist and quantitative. I'd be thrilled to work at either, but honestly I'd happily take a job anywhere. A lot of the departments elsewhere in Aus are staffed mainly by Australian and British PhDs, so hopefully I'd be in with a chance at one of those places... food for thought I guess. Thanks again
  2. Hey everyone, I was wondering if anyone had any advice regarding this question. Here's the situation I'm in at the moment: I'm about a year into a research masters at a well-regarded university in Australia. My focus is in comparative and IR, and I'm particularly interested in using quant methods. Now, my university has offered me the chance to "convert" this masters thesis into a PhD. If I take this option, I would be able to finish the whole PhD in about 2 years from now. However, my advisors recommend that going to America for a PhD will offer much better job prospects.
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