Good luck with your doctoral research application

Reading through this section may make applying for a doctorate seem rather daunting! However, you need to have the resolve to consider all aspects of doctoral research and the application process to be sure that you're cut out for doctoral research. In some ways it is a good test of whether you are sufficiently motivated.

Get ready for research by having a look around this site and using the information and advice you can find here to prepare. Listen to advice from doctoral researchers themselves, for example part-time researchers speaking about their experiences and our online Q+A session on making a successful start in your research.

Our stories from doctoral graduates tell you how doctoral research has changed their lives; it's not surprising that some preliminary effort is needed.

Good luck!