The PhD Application Handbook

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McGraw-Hill International, Jun 1, 2006 - Education - 194 pages
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"...snappy and informative; it's a must-buy and there's nothing near it on the market at the moment."
Stephen Hart, University College London

"I found it very informative and helpful. There was loads of useful detail that wasn't covered by the other PhD books I've been reading."
Miki Grahame, Prospective PhD Student

A PhD is one of the most ambitious and exciting things you can do in your life. Upon successful completion you will be a doctor and a world authority in your chosen area.

Each year several thousand graduate students apply to do a PhD at universities in the UK. Many are not successful they are unable to find a suitable university, or a supervisor, or decide on a suitable research project, or they cannot obtain funding to pay their fees and bills. Most students fail to obtain a PhD because they have one of these aspects wrong at the start.

The PhD Application Handbook is the first ever comprehensive handbook for people wishing to apply for a PhD in the UK. It provides a step-by-step guide to PhDs, explaining:

  • what a PhD is
  • how to apply for your PhD
  • how to find the right university, supervisor and project
It also provides detailed information about funding, eligibility, deadlines for different awards, and which funding is best for which student. Examples of research proposals, application forms and interview technique are given, helping you to secure your PhD place with the minimum of problems.

The PhD Application Handbook is designed to help prospective PhD students achieve their ambition. If you want to do a doctorate in the UK, This book is essential for you!

  

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Contents

Chapter 01 Before you start
1
Chapter 02 What is a PhD?
11
Chapter 03 Funding
27
Chapter 04 Finding the right university
50
Chapter 05 Finding the right supervisor
66
Chapter 07 Securing an offer
96
Chapter 09 Beginning your PhD
116
Resource guide
129
Index
187
Back cover
195
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About the author (2006)

Dr. Peter J. Bentley is a Senior Research Fellow and College Teacher at University College London (UCL), Collaborating Professor at the Korean Advanced Institute for Science and Technology (KAIST) and Visiting Research Fellow of the University of Kent. He is also author of the books Evolutionary Design by Computers, Creative Evolutionary Systems, On Growth, Form and Computers, and the popular science book Digital Biology.

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