How to survive your doctorate

Jane K. Matthiesen, Mario J. Binder

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If you are doing, thinking about doing, or know someone who is doing a doctorate, then this is the survival kit you need! Rather than focusing on the technical side of the doctorate, this book looks at all the other crucial skills that are part of everyday doctoral life. This candid book provides real insight into what it's like to do a doctorate and offers practical advice on: The application process, Sources of financial support, Motivational issues, Student-supervisor relationships, Departmental and university politics, Publishing, conferences and networking, Career strategies, Written by recent doctoral graduates, the book also includes real examples and case studies from current doctoral students and recent graduates across a range of disciplines and universities. By demystifying the doctoral process How to Survive Your Doctorate prepares you for life as a doctoral student like no other book. See for yourself and be a survivor!
Original languageEnglish
PublisherOpen University Press
Number of pages208
ISBN (Print)9780335234431
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2009

Publication series

NameOpen Up Study Skills
PublisherOpen University Press


  • doctorate
  • survival kit
  • skills
  • doctoral life
  • application
  • financial support
  • motivation
  • Student-supervisor relationships
  • politics
  • publishing
  • conferences
  • networking
  • career strategies


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