PhD Blog About Applications

Postgraduate study at Masters degree level can be challenging, but finding out about it doesn't have to be.
What To Expect From The IELTS Exam

If you're not a native English speaker, you might have to give an IELTS test to apply to university abroad. We've taken a look at exactly what you can expect from it.

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What’s it Like to Propose Your Own PhD Topic

Deciding to write a research proposal can completely change the experience of applying for a PhD. This blog takes you through one student's experience with advise offered along the way.

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4 Things a PhD Applicant Doesn’t Need to Be

Do you have to be published to apply for a PhD? Do you need to be an expert in your field? In this blog Hannah clears up some confusion about who PhD applicants are and what's required of you.

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You’ve Submitted Your PhD Application, Now What?

There's lots of advice out there helping you prepare to apply for a PhD, but what should you do after? Here's a few tips.

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5 Ways to Improve Your English Language Skills for a Postgraduate Application

If you're applying for an English-taught Masters or PhD, you may need to take a language test. Here are five ways to prepare!

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Can Overseas Study Counselling/Consultants Help You Get Into Universities Abroad?

Want to take the help of study abroad counsellors/consultants for your applications but don't know where to begin? We have the pros and cons of counselling to help you make the best decision.

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What You Need to Know About the Duolingo English Test

The Duolingo English Test is a cheap, convenient way to prove your English proficiency for a postgraduate application. We cover everything you need to know, including what's involved and how to prepare.

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Arts vs Science: From Applications to Interviews

In this edition of Arts vs Science we compare the application and interview process of a History student to a Biology student.

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What to Ask at Your PhD Interview

Asking good questions at a PhD interview can help you stand out (and get some useful answers!). Here are a few suggestions.

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The Maze: Navigating the PhD Application Process as a Mature Student

Alison has just completed the first year of a part-time, self-funded PhD. These are her tips for applying for a PhD if you're returning to the world of higher education after a period away from academia.

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