The Personal PhD Blog

A collection of articles written by our professors

which you may find useful to your PhD applications and studies.

Guaranteed PhD Application Service (for UK, US & Europe) The Personal PhD

24-09-2020 | 13

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Complete PhD Support Service (Years 1 – 4) The Personal PhD

22-09-2020 | 15

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Types of argument: deductive and inductive

23-02-2017 | 12

This article continues the discussion of the different types of argument that you may encounter, or wish to use,…

How to Write a Successful PhD Research Proposal?

06-02-2017 | 1

A research proposal outlines the research you are going to undertake. The majority of universities require PhD applicants to…

More on structuring your introductory chapter

23-01-2017 | 7

In a previous article entitled “structuring your introduction”, we suggested that a good way of approaching your introductory chapter…

Surviving a PhD – 10 Top Tips

06-01-2017 | 4

Lists and tips are two popular formats for web based articles. This article, by Dr Alex Hope, passed his…

What’s the point of the PhD thesis?

13-12-2016 | 11

The title of this article, written by Julie Gould and published in Nature, is a little misleading. This short…

I’ve left my PhD behind…

30-11-2016 | 11

..., but I'm being put under pressure to publish This is an anonymous opinion piece, published by the Guardian's…

The PhD upgrade and why you should not worry

16-11-2016 | 5

Undertaking a PhD is a significant commitment, both in time and money. It is, therefore, only natural for a…

Nine things you should consider before embarking on a PhD

07-11-2016 | 12

This is a blog article, published in 2013, by the then first year PhD student, Andy Greenspon. In the…

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