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What is a PhD?

A doctoral degree is a symbol of your mastery of a specific area of study, gained from a high level of research. It is a programme that takes an immense …

Why Do a PhD?

People choose to undertake a PhD for a range of reasons. In our research for this course we asked current and recent PhD candidates about their motivations. Among the most …

Introduction to Week 1

Welcome to Week 1 of Is a PhD Right for Me? This week is devoted to the decision about whether to pursue doctoral study. Through the topics listed below, we …

Meet our prospective students!

Meet our cast of prospective students. We’ll join them on aspects of their journey to apply and begin their PhDs throughout the course. They’ll be taking actions and making decisions …

Who Does a PhD?

What kind of person does a PhD? If you were asked to describe a typical PhD student, what would they be like? What image comes to your mind? What background …

Welcome!

Welcome to Is a PhD Right for me?, a short course designed to provide advice and guidance for tackling the momentous decision whether to apply for and commit to doctoral …