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The PhD Bureau Blog

A collection of articles written by our professors

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

Types of argument: deductive and inductive

23-02-2017 | 8

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 | 7

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 | 15

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 | 14

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 | 15

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 | 4

..., 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 | 12

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 | 8

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

Types of argument: argument from authority

04-10-2016 | 3

This article is the latest in a series that considers the different kinds of arguments that you may use…

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