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.

Key Resources


What Is a PhD Thesis?

Advice on what a PhD thesis is, what a good thesis should look like and important information to include and tips on getting published.

PhD Viva Voce

The Complete Guide to PhD Vivas

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.

Supporting Resources

PhD Research Fieldwork

8 Tips for Surviving Fieldwork

Fieldwork may be essential for some PhD projects. Use these tips to maximise your site productivity and reduce your research time by several weeks.


How Long Is a PhD Thesis?

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?

How long does it take to get a PhD

How Long Does A PhD Take?

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

Publishing Your First Paper

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.

How to Read a Journal Article

How to Read a Journal Article

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.

New PhD Student

5 Tips for a New PhD Student

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.

PhD Advice

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.

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