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Getting on to a PhD

Hales, Samuel and Burns, Derek William and Partridge, Benjamin (2019) Getting on to a PhD. In: Walton, Holly, ed. A guide for psychology postgraduates. Leicester, UK: British Psychological Society (BPS), UK, pp. 12-18. (KAR id:74255)


Over the last decade, there has been a 25% rise in the number of students applying for doctoral-level study across the UK (Universities UK, 2017). Prior to committing to a PhD, applicants must make an informed decision as to whether working towards a PhD is valuable for them in terms of personal and professional development. By answering some of the most frequent questions asked by PhD applicants, this article aims to de-mystify common myths associated with doctoral-level study.

Item Type: Book section
Additional information: This book chapter is the first in the Psychology Postgraduate Affair Group's (PsyPAG) second edition of their 'A guide for psychology postgraduates'. It was written in collaboration with PhD students at other UK higher education institutions.
Uncontrolled keywords: PhD, Doctoral study, Postgraduate, Higher education, HEI, Application
Subjects: A General Works
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Samuel Hales
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2019 19:22 UTC
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2022 22:53 UTC
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