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Posts Tagged ‘Applying for a Reasearch Degree’

How to apply for Postgrad funding – How to make a strong application

So, once you’ve you’ve decided you want to apply for further study, at whatever level, you’ll want to think about the practicalities. As discussed in other posts, deciding to go back to school will have a big impact on your life and the lives of those around you. One of your first concerns will be […]

How to apply for postgrad funding – where to look

So, once you’ve you’ve decided you want to apply for further study, at whatever level, you’ll want to think about the practicalities. As discussed in other posts, deciding to go back to school will have a big impact on your life and the lives of those around you. One of your first concerns will be […]

How to write a Research Proposal

‘To apply for a PhD’ says the University website ‘send us a completed application form…’ – relatively straight forward – ‘…and a copy of your research proposal’ ….a what? I spent ages turning in circles asking ‘what is a research proposal’? What should it contain? In how much detail? How long should be? Nowhere does […]

How to formulate a research question

I had difficulty nailing down the thing I was interested in as a researchable question for my Masters dissertation. I found ‘The Craft of Research by Booth, Colomb and Williams’ (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing and Publishing) really helpful then, and also for trying to formulate a research question for my PhD. This book has […]

Should I apply for a PhD?

This is the $64,000 question that many grad students will be asking themselves about now – you enjoyed your first degree, maybe you’ve gotten interested in a particular topic in a postgrad course, and you’re wondering if the PhD route is for you. I’m currently an Arts & Humanities PhD student in the UK system […]