This article focuses on a difficult time in every academic’s career: what to do immediately after getting a PhD. Congratulations, you have had your viva and your PhD has been awarded, it feels as though you are at the end of a huge journey. However, it is also a time…>
You may think from the title of this article that it will concentrate on how to prepare PhD application documents, but if that were the case then you would miss out on some vital stages of the process of applying for a PhD. If you do move very quickly from…>
If you are enjoying doing independent research during your undergraduate career, you might consider staying on at university to do a master’s and then a PhD.
Your PhD interview date is fast approaching. This article provides carefully chosen tips to help you prepare, and ten PhD interview questions you should be ready to answer. What to do before the interview. It is important to treat the PhD interview like a job interview. Dress smartly and bring…>
There are probably more funding opportunities for your PhD than you think. It is worth making sure you have investigated them all. Funding bodies support PhD students in different ways. Some pay course fees only, some include a stipend (maintenance costs) or travel expenses, and others offer a one-off award…>
Each field such as arts or science has its own specialist skills. In addition, there are a handful of key skills which are crucial to success. I have cherry-picked five skills you need to become a researcher for those of us who are aspiring to step into the field of…>
Dutch universities offer a great environment students looking for a PhD In The Netherlands, well-resourced labs and libraries, a forward-looking research culture, favourable financial arrangements, and international colleagues.
In my work as a careers adviser with PhD students and post-doctoral researchers I have seen those who have commented that they “wished they had thought, and known, more about doing a PhD before committing to it”. They may have made this comment with the benefit of hindsight and actual…>
As home to a strong economy and some of the world’s oldest universities, Germany has long been a draw for ambitious postgraduate students. This is especially true for those seeking a PhD in scientific or medical fields.
If you’re thinking of trying for a PhD in Europe, there are both European-wide and national issues to take into account. Since 1999, the “Bologna process”—an EU-wide attempt to make the widely divergent higher education systems in Europe work together—has been moving forward, leading to more mobility for students, researchers…>