Doing a PhD
Discover exactly what you’ll do as a Research Student, what outputs will be expected of you and how you can best approach them.
Advice on what a PhD thesis is, what a good thesis should look like and important information to include and tips on getting published.
Guidance on the PhD literature review and common questions answered: How do you write one? How long should it be? What should you include?
The PhD viva is the finale hurdle to cross before you’re awarded your PhD. Learn what a viva is, what to expect during and after and it and how to prepare for it.
Fieldwork may be essential for some PhD projects. Use these tips to maximise your site productivity and reduce your research time by several weeks.
Understanding the academic titles and ranking hierarchy of UK universities is fundamental if you want a smooth start to your PhD. Learn more about this here.
Learn more about what’s involved, entry requirements, how long it takes, funding opportunities, the skills you’ll learn, the jobs you could get and potential salary amounts.
The acknowledgement section of a thesis or dissertation is where you recognise and thank those who supported you during your PhD; learn more about what this means.
Stay up to date with current information being provided by the UK Government and Universities about the impact of the global pandemic on PhD research studies.
Learn more about using cloud storage effectively, video conferencing calling, good note taking solutions and online calendar and task management options.
Learn about defining your workspace, having a list of daily tasks, a consistent working pattern, planning regular breaks and using technology to stay connected.
One of the most challenging aspects of a PhD degree is the volume of work that goes into writing your thesis. So this raises the question, exactly how long is a PhD thesis?
Knowing how long a PhD takes can be enough to sway your decision on whether a PhD is worth it for you. So with that in mind, exactly how long does a PhD take?
Publishing your first paper may seem like a difficult task but it doesn’t have to be; here are our 5 tips to help you get started.
Learn about the three-pass strategy where you take in more detail on each pass and decide at each stage if there’s enough there for you to spend more time on.
A good supervisor will act as your mentor. They will not only help you progress through each stage of a PhD but are also a source of information or someone to bounce ideas off.
In the UK the viva usually lasts a few hours and involves a detailed discussion of your thesis with two expert examiners; learn more about what’s involved here.
Starting your PhD can feel like a daunting, exciting and special time. They’ll be so much to think about – here are a few tips to help you get started.
How should you spend your first week as a PhD student? Here’s our guide to help you get started on your journey.
Tips on how to successfully structure, format and deliver a PhD presentation that will impress your audience.
Gain valuable insight from our collection of exclusive interviews with both current and past PhD students. Learn from their best advice, personal challenges and career path after completing their doctorate.View Overview