Steveylee9 Posted August 22, 2014 Share Posted August 22, 2014 Hi everyone, For a bit of background first: I am a 21 year old student currently studying a Master’s degree in Forensic and Analytical Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. I am about to start my final year of university in a little over a month and as a result I have been contemplating a possible PhD outside of Scotland and the UK. My desire is to study in America as i would hopefully, one day like to settle in this country. I am currently looking at a 2:1 degree in my master’s degree - above 60% average across all my courses - which is the second highest possible grade for a British degree. I may be able to push for a 1st if I apply myself. Am not sure what that means in terms of the American grading system. I have had experience studying abroad and spent a year in France on placement in industry and next year, i will be doing project work in a field of my choice. I should have 3 letters of recommendation: My placement year supervisor, my head of teaching at my university and my eventual project leader next year. With all this information. I am looking for people’s opinions on whether or not I stand a chance in obtaining a PhD in America. Of course this is dependent on which universities I am applying to. The universities I have in mind are, according to the "best universities" shortlist are about mid to upper range, so nothing like Harvard or yale or etc. I have spent a great deal of time looking at deadlines, reading manuals and etc about the universities I have in mind and it has gotten to the stage where i should start writing emails and looking more in-depth into this possibility. Any opinions on this possibility would be very welcome. Thanks in advance Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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