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If you are applying for jobs in sectors outside academia ensure that you are in a strong position to succeed by preparing well for the application process and marketing yourself effectively. Use the following tips as a starting pointing...

Should I Start a PhD?

The world of academia is a competitive one, so, the question of whether doing a PhD is a good idea is more relevant than ever. Here are some things to think about when making the decision:

New PhDs: Going Overseas

It may come as a shock; you have finally finished the PhD after years of working on your thesis, you have taught part-time, presented at several conferences and have contributed to a peer-reviewed journal or two, only to find there is no...

Managing The Relationship With Your PI

The relationship you have with your PI can be key to your career but you can’t expect them to do all the work. You need to manage this relationship too. The best place to start is to put yourself in their shoes and have a think about...

Advantages Of Postgraduate Study Abroad

With so many graduates competing for jobs, a period of study abroad may help you stand out from the crowd. So what are the benefits of postgraduate study abroad?

From PhD to Business Start-Up

If you are considering business start-up as a career option this article shares with you insights about an entrepreneurial career route and tips to help you take those first steps to make your ideas a reality.

Funding Postgraduate Study Abroad

There are clear benefits from spending a period of postgraduate study abroad; increased employability, improved language skills, a broadening of horizons and gaining an international perspective, to name but a few. But how can it be...

Which Masters Degree - MRes or MA/MSc?

Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Science (MSc) degrees are largely taught courses and and Master of Research (MRes), while containing some taught elements, focuses more on research skills. That’s not to say that there aren’t taught and...

Should I do a Masters Degree?

If you have a passion for English, History, Ethnomusicology, the Theatre or Brazilian Portuguese, or a subdiscipline of these, the moment you leave University you might realise that most others do not. This comes as a shock to start with

The Value of an MBA

The MBA is a gateway even during a gritty recession when the bursting of the mortgage bubble and the bank collapse in the US, for example, tipped the scale of the work/life balance. In the business world, obtaining an MBA degree still...

PhD Students: Options For Working While Studying

A full-time PhD is like a full-time job, which requires around 35 hours of study per week. Any less time spent on it means you’re potentially compromising your work. Many PhD students study part time, particularly those who are self...

PhD Careers: What to do after your PhD?

What does life hold after completing a PhD? Well, according to research conducted by the Institute for Employment Studies, prospects are good – 92% of graduates were in employment three years after completing their doctoral study...

PhD Consulting - Reflecting on the value of your PhD

If you are interested to find out more about working as a consultant this article will provide you with tips and advice for using your skills and expertise as a researcher to stand out in a competitive environment.

How to Plan Your PhD - Planning Your Time

You’ve got three years+, which sounds like an enormous amount of time, but then again, you’ve got to produce a thesis of up to 100,000 words – a daunting task. However, by breaking the process down into steps with clear goals built in...

What is the Real Cost of a PhD?

The answer to this really depends on your situation and a number of factors should be taken into account.

A Guide to 5 Types of Research Degree

If you are interested in research based postgraduate study there are a number of different types of courses to choose from, depending on your priorities. The following brief guide to types of research degrees may help you make a more...

Distance Learning PhDs at Overseas Institutions

If you are considering a PhD by distance learning you may be thinking of going overseas to find the right institution. Whatever your reason for extending your search worldwide, it’s worth ensuring you ask the following questions about...

5 Steps to Getting a PhD

If you’re thinking of doing a PhD you may be wondering where to start. Follow our five steps and you should be well on the way to finding yourself on the right course in the right university.

How to do a Distance Learning PhD at a UK university

There are a number of reasons why a student might decide to study for a PhD or MPhil via distance learning. Some people, for family, career or other commitment reasons, may be unable to move near their choice of university to undertake...

What Is A PhD?

In the UK, a PhD stands for ‘Doctor of Philosophy’, sometimes referred to as a ‘doctorate’. It is the highest level of degree that a student can achieve. This article covers how to apply for a PhD, entry requirements, what's involved in...

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