• Question: How long did it take you to complete your courses in college was it an interesting experience?

    Asked by Coley to Hugh, James, Katie, Matt, Shannon on 14 Nov 2017. This question was also asked by SConnolly.
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      Katie Benson answered on 14 Nov 2017:

      I spend 4 years doing my degree in UCC in genetics, and then a further 3 years completing a PhD in Queen’s University Belfast before I started working in RCSI. That was a lot of years of study, but it was extremely interesting, challenging and I had a lot of fun in the process too!

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      Hugh J. Byrne answered on 14 Nov 2017:

      4 years undergraduate and then 4 years PhD – it was fascinating/great fun…. but I started before I was 17, and so it was a huge part of my life.

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      James Brown answered on 14 Nov 2017:

      3 year degree, 1 year masters, 4-5 years PhD.
      It was fantastic and worth it- its even more interesting these days as there have been so many interesting advances in knowledge and technology!

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      Shannon Fullbrook answered on 15 Nov 2017:

      I did 4 years of an undergraduate degree, and then went straight into my PhD, college was amazing and I learnt so much about all different areas of science.