No lectures, no modules, no coursework and just one (big) exam: it isn't hard to see that a PhD will be very different to any other degree you've experienced.
So, what's it like to actually study for one? Think of this section as your PhD crystal ball!
From literature review, to MPhil upgrade, to writing up, to viva. . . Every PhD is different, but most follow these key steps.Read more
What's the day-to-day routine of a PhD like? We've had a look at the 'average' week for a PhD student.Read more
The PhD supervision process will provide part of the overall structure for your degree. So how does it actually work?Read more
Your supervisor is a mentor, not a teacher. What can you expect from them? And what will they expect from you?Read more
How does a doctorate differ from other degrees? What will be expected of you? What's it like to be a PhD student?Read more
No one ever said getting a PhD was easy (that's part of the point after all). Learn how to overcome the challenges you'll face.Read more
Whatever your subject, a PhD eventually involves producing a substantial written dissertation. Here's how to go about it.Read more
Writing research papers is an important PhD skill - particularly if it leads to a journal article or other academic publication.Read more