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The Postgraduate's Companion is the most comprehensive, practical and accessible source of support and guidance for anyone contemplating starting, or already undertaking, their research degree.
Hall and Longman's invaluable book is an essential reference resource for anyone doing postgraduate research or thinking of doing it. Leading experts in their fields address the fundamental questions of what a research degree involves; how to choose the best institution; secure an offer; and fund your research degree.
For students who are currently working towards a research degree the book deals with the process thoroughly, including coverage of:
getting the most from the supervisory relationshipplanning and writing the thesisnavigating and succeeding in research traininglearning to teach in HE and balancing teaching and researchbeating the blues and learning how to complete in good timesucceeding in the viva voce examination.
The final section of the book covers what to do with a research degree once you have one. This includes identifying your skills; staying in academia; research outside academia; leaving research and academia; and starting your own business.
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Introduction and How to Use this Book - Dr Ged Hall and Dr Jo LongmanWhat is a Postgraduate Research Degree? - Professor Stuart Powell and Professor Howard Green (Postgraduate Directions)Section I: Considering Becoming a Postgraduate Research Student in the UK and Securing an OfferWhy Do a Postgraduate Research Degree? - Simon P FeltonHow Much will it cost? - Dr Ged Hall and Dr Jo LongmanWhere can I get Funding? - Professor Mary Bownes and Robert LawrieSources of Information About Where to Do a Postgraduate Research Degree and How to Choose the Best InstitutionWriting a Research Proposal, Securing an Offer and Applying for Funding - Professor Sharon Monteith and Helen FosterSection II: Getting Your Research DegreeThe Supervision Process and the Nature of the Research Degree - Dr Lucinda Becker and Professor Pam DenicoloManaging the research process and the supervisory relationship - Dr Lucinda Becker and Professor Pam DenicoloSearching and Reviewing the Literature and Information Skills - Dr Chris HartResearch Ethics - Dr John R GibbinsGetting Started with Writing - Dr Rowena MurrayPlagiarism, Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright - Jude Carroll, Chris Luton and Laurence BebbingtonTransferable Skills Training and Assessing Your Training Needs - Ellen PearcePresentation Skills - Dr Helen LawrenceAcademic Conference - Dr Martyn Kingsbury and Dr Roberto Di NapoliTeaching as Part of Your Professional Development - Dr Kate ExleyBeating the Research Blues - Dr Steve HutchinsonWriting Your Thesis - Dr Joanna ChannellSubmission and Completion - Dr Fiona DennyThe Viva - Dr Penny Tinkler and Dr Carolyn JacksonSection III: Moving on from Your Research DegreeWhat Can Research Students do? - Dr Sara ShintonIdentifying and valuing your transferable skills - Clare JonesStaying in academia - Professor Wyn GrantResearch Outside Academia - Dr Seema SharmaLeaving academia and research - Sarah MussonEntrepreneurship - Dr Richard Lilley
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