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PhD Advice

Looking for an introduction to PhD study, or seeking advice on a specific aspect of postgraduate research?

Our articles cover everything from finding your PhD to examining the careers and opportunities that could be available with a doctorate. We've also looked at what it's like to actually do a PhD, including guides to postgraduate study abroad.

Finally, there's the FindAPhD blog, featuring news, student stories and inspiration from top academics.

So, if you're looking to research your research, you've come to the right place.


Finding a PhD

Here you can learn what a PhD is, read about the different types of doctorate and find out how to apply.

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Doing a PhD

Here you can learn what PhD study involves, read what it's like to work with a supervisor and look at the different stages of a PhD.

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PhD study abroad

Our guides to international PhD study across Europe, Asia, Australasia, America and Africa, covering applications, visas and funding.

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PhD careers

What can you do with a PhD? And is a doctorate worth it? Learn about life after research, including alternative career options.

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PhDs in focus

Want to learn more about PhD research in your subject area? Our guides cover Nursing, Computing and the Arts and Humanities.

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Types of doctorate

When is a PhD not a PhD? When it's a DBA, ProfDoc or MPhil. Read our guides to different doctoral degrees.

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PhD newsletter

PhD study is always changing. Our newsletter will keep you up to date with relevant news, advice and opportunities.

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PhD advice forum

Our lively forum is a great place for prospective & current students to discuss all things PhD.

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Book reviews

Looking for more information and advice? We've reviewed a range of popular PhD study guides.

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Last Updated: 05 February 2021