PhD applications are different to other university courses. For one thing, you won’t be applying to a course.
To apply for a PhD you’ll need to show that you’re the right candidate to fill an advertised position, or complete a research project that you designed and proposed yourself.
The articles here are designed to help you do that.
We've explained how PhD interviews work (and previewed some of the questions you might be asked). We've also looked at common postgraduate entry tests and provided some advice on eligibility criteria for doctoral research.
All that's left is to wish you good luck. So... good luck!
Contacting Potential PhD Supervisors
It's often a good idea to email a potential supervisor during a PhD application and discuss your proposal or ideas with them. Our guide explains how to contact a potential PhD supervisor.Read more
Applying for a PhD in STEM
Applying for a PhD in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) often works a little different to other subjects. Here's everything you need to know about applying for a STEM PhD.Read more
Last Updated: 05 February 2021