trileysm Posted January 27, 2014 Share Posted January 27, 2014 Hello all, So I am currently in the first year of my PhD in Anthropology at the University of Sussex. The school is really good for anthropology and I have a well-known supervisor. I am from California and did my BA and Masters in London (Master's at LSE). I came to Sussex thinking I would find some funding here, but I was wrong. Now it looks like I may be offered funding at a German university, which is less well-known. I was looking forward to the degree subject there, but it seems like the funding would require that my degree is actually Media Studies (something that I am not so keen on- I have an IR/Development background and want to stay in Anthropology/Sociology). Plus I don't really want to uproot my girlfriend and I to go to a tiny town in Germany where her job prospects will be less. I know I could stay here at Sussex but I would probably be another $30,000 in debt by the time the degree is over, maybe less if I keep my annoying bar job. In Germany, I wouldn't pay tuition and get around $1500 a month. I know that this makes Germany the obvious choice, but I am just curious about my future prospects. If I am sacrificing my life here in the UK, I want to know that 3 years at a lower-ranking German university is worth it, or if my PhD will not be as valuable. If anyone has any advice, I would really appreciate it. Thanks! T Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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