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Choosing your research method or methods

Some PhD projects are built exclusively around a single method. Ethnographic research, for example, involves such considerable effort and immersion that there is no need for additional methods. But many …

Potential problems with PhD applications

It is important to understand the complexities of a PhD when considering whether it is the right route for you. They are reflected in the problems that we sometimes see …

Other reasons for doing PhD research

In the previous step you discussed your personal reasons for undertaking a PhD. You may have mentioned some of the following: to continue studying in the UK or in the …

Managing expectations about PhD goals

Let us now look over some points arising from the four possible reasons and aims noted in the previous step: To continue studying in the UK or in the UK …

Why do a PhD?

Studying for a doctoral level qualification, usually in the form of Doctor of Philosophy, more normally abbreviated as PhD (or as DPhil), can be an extremely challenging, but highly rewarding …