why is a PhD usually structured to take about six years? Are there ever shortcuts to take less time?

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Was talking to some friends about pursuing a PhD and some got turned off after learning it is 6 years because they say it would be exchanging the best years of your working life for someone that may not even guarantee a job you want

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It works differently in different countries. In the UK doing a PhD can take as few as 2 years though normally takes 3-4 and pretty much the only requirement is to write and defend your thesis.

Generally you shouldn’t do a PhD if you want to improve your job prospects, you do a PhD because you are truely interested in a subject and want to further learn about and eventually expand our knowledge of a specific area in the subject.

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