Joe Cronin, Application Adviser In part 1 I outlined some things to consider when thinking about a PhD in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Today I’m going to focus on how to deal with the application process itself. Your research proposal is just that – a proposal. For almost all applications to PhD programmes (and undoubtedly if … More Applying for a PhD in the Humanities and Social Sciences (2/2)
Joe Cronin, Application Adviser There are currently more PhD scholarships available in Humanities and Social Science subjects in the UK than at any point in recent history. While this is undoubtedly a blessing for anyone considering embarking on doctoral study in these areas, there are some factors to bear in mind: It’s more worthwhile than … More Considering a PhD in the Humanities & Social Sciences (1/2)
Gemma Garrett, Careers Consultant In the final part of this series, read on to hear more from our Broaden your horizons event last week, as part of QMULGradFest. Andrew Hines, a third year SLLF postgraduate, spoke passionately about his teaching experience with The Brilliant Club, a charity that exists to widen access to highly-selective universities for school … More Broaden your horizons: opportunities to gain skills and experiences outside your PhD (part 3)
Gemma Garrett, Careers Consultant In last Wednesday’s blog we introduced you to some of the PhD students who spoke at last week’s Broaden your horizons event. Read on to hear from more of our students and what they’re involved in … Hayley Peacock, a fourth year PhD student in Geography, is also a great example of how … More Broaden your horizons: opportunities to gain skills and experiences outside your PhD (part 2)
Gemma Garrett, Careers Consultant Whether you’re seeking a career in academia or elsewhere, it’s likely your next employer will be looking for a broad range of skills and experiences, not all of which you might acquire during your PhD. It’s therefore useful to be aware, and take advantage of, opportunities to broaden your horizons beyond … More Broaden your horizons: opportunities to gain skills and experiences outside your PhD (part 1)
You don’t need to have studied Engineering to begin a career as a professional engineer Why should I consider an engineering conversion course? An engineering conversion course can be a great way to learn new skills, build on your existing knowledge and increase your employability. In an ever competitive job market, the demand for engineers … More Guest blog: MSc Engineering conversion courses at the University of Exeter
After your exams, you might be considering continuing with university life and doing a postgraduate course. A few students have mentioned this to us already, so before you decide on anything, we’ve put together a list of things to consider. Think about why Be honest with yourself about why you want to carry on studying. Is … More Thinking about postgraduate study?