Researchers handbook

Information for researchers.

Researchers Handbook

Getting a PhD or MPhil is hard work. This page gives advice about various aspects of the task.

Section 1 describes the problem - what is a thesis?

Sections 2 and 3 describe some of the pitfalls and hurdles which students have encountered.

Sections 4 and 5 advise about choosing and then executing a research project.

Sections 6, 7 and 8 deal with two of the three R's: reading and writing.

Section 9 describes the examination process for a research degree, and how to cope with it.

Finally, section 10 gives some references to follow up.