Part-time doctorate

Serving two masters: that’s possible too.

Pursuing your PhD while continuing to work in your normal job can be done. Whether it’s worth starting on a PhD after spending some years in your profession is something you should consider carefully. When it comes to acquiring skills, further training in a field of practical relevance might make more sense than delving into academia over a period of years. Those who nevertheless opt for a PhD may, depending on the employer’s stance, be able to reduce their previous work to part-time work or even be released from work for a while. Generally, such an option arises whenever the employer sees a specific advantage for themselves and their company in the employee’s PhD. Whether or not this is the case must be determined in a joint discussion. Global law firms and management consultancies also offer standardised processes and compensation models for this case.