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PhD Study in Focus

What will PhD study actually be like for you? The answer can depend, to a great deal, on the subject area your research falls within.

From the kind of results you pursue and the way you present them to your working environment (and the people you work with), the day-to-day experience of a PhD can vary greatly in different disciplines.

Of course, there's only one discipline that will matter to you: yours.

The guides in this section are here to offer some insight into that. So far we've covered PhD study in Computing, Nursing and the Arts and Humanities, alongside a wide range of student voices on our blog.

PhD research in Computing

Written by a Professor in Computing, our guide explains what's required for successful PhD research in Computer Science.

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PhD research in Nursing

Working as a nurse and considering a move into research? Learn about academic and professional doctorates in Nursing.

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PhD research in Humanities

There's more to an Arts or Humanities PhD than just sitting in a library with a pile of books. Our guide explains what to expect.

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Student experiences

Looking for more insight into doctoral study? Read about a range of PhD student experiences on the FindAPhD blog.

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