Pathway to a PhD Course
How the course works?
Each seminar will go through the home exercise, essential steps during your search for a PhD, and a live demonstration.
detailed lecture notes
Receive professional and high quality notes following each seminar prepared by our PhD team.
home exercises & detailed feedback
Do exercises that allow you to practice and apply your newly-learned skills and knowledge.
weekly group discussions with lecturer during seminar
Access the top 1% of world experts from universities including Cambridge, UCL, and many others.
What will you learn?
Researching your options
How to narrow down your topic, contact academics,
compare programmes and research deadlines
Writing and sending an 'initial pitch' email
How to grow and use your academic network,
gain research experience and find a supervisor.
Honing your proposal and applying
How to write a research proposal, find appropriate literature and research methods, and apply to PhD programmes.
How and from where to apply for funding,
and how to maximise your chances of getting it.
How to prepare for interviews,
common formats and questions.
Preparing to start
How to increase your academic
profile and get ready to start researching.
Researching your options part 1 (7 July 2020)
Researching your options part 2 (14 July 2020)
Preparing for research (21 July 2020)
The initial pitch (28 July 2020)
Honing your proposal (4 August 2020)
Application (11 August 2020)
Finding funding (18 August 2020)
The interview (25 August 2020)
Getting ready to start (1 September 2020)
Getting started (8 September 2020)