FindAPhD LIVE! Study Fair

Edinburgh | Oxford | Leeds

FindA University Ltd Featured PhD Programmes
Norwich Research Park Featured PhD Programmes
Imperial College London Featured PhD Programmes
University of Exeter Featured PhD Programmes
European Molecular Biology Laboratory (Heidelberg) Featured PhD Programmes

Doing a PhD

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 an overview of the PhD journey, to a close-up of an average PhD week and insight into working with a supervisor we've covered the rhythms routines - and challenges - of doctoral research.

The PhD journey

From literature review, to chapter drafts, to writing up, to viva. . . Every PhD is different, but most follow these key steps.

Read more

An average PhD week

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 length of a PhD

How long is will your PhD actually take? Our guide looks at the length of a doctorate in different situations.

Read more

Working with a supervisor

The supervision process will guide you through your PhD. Find out how it works - and what's expected of you.

Read more

The MPhil upgrade

The MPhil upgrade or 'confirmation review' is an important stage in your PhD, confirming your status as a full doctoral candidate.

Read more

What's it like to do a PhD?

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

PhD challenges

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

Writing your PhD dissertation

Whatever your subject, a PhD eventually involves producing a substantial written dissertation. Here's how to go about it.

Read more

How to write research papers

Writing research papers is an important PhD skill - particularly if it leads to a journal article or other academic publication.

Read more

PhD study experiences

There's no better way to find out what a PhD is like than to read real students' experiences. Take a look at the stories on our blog.

Read more




FindAPhD. Copyright 2005-2018
All rights reserved.

Let us know you agree to cookies

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By continuing, we'll assume that you're happy to receive all cookies on this website. To read our privacy policy click here

Ok