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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Open University Press; Revised edition edition (27 Mar. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0335246966
  • ISBN-13: 978-0335246960
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 99,667 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dr. Peter J. Bentley is a Senior Research Fellow and College Teacher at University College London (UCL), Collaborating Professor at the Korean Advanced Institute for Science and Technology (KAIST) and Visiting Research Fellow of the University of Kent. He is also author of the books Evolutionary Design by Computers, Creative Evolutionary Systems, On Growth, Form and Computers, and the popular science book Digital Biology.


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Very good book. Detailed with lots of information on what a PhD involves and who is suited as well as each stage of the application process. I have decided to take a PhD and feel at ease after this read. Nearing the end of the process now and would have found it harder with out this book. Dont expect everything (writing a proposal can be daunting and hard work) but do expect alot of guidance
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Applying for PhD after 10 years out of academia (although still working in my subject area) this was just invaluable to me. There's info out there on the web, but a lot is US-based, and this is UK-focused and completely authoritative. It covers everything you need to know and fills in all those 'but what if...?' gaps that you can't find the answers to anywhere else. With about 50 people applying for every funded place I needed any edge I could get...but the initial reactions to my application have been positive and using this book has made me feel very much more confident in exactly how to go about things. Not got in yet, but much more likely to having read this!
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Reasonable, in some places useful, helpful, but it really didn't tell me enough about applications. Meanwhile, there were references to public speaking and grammar, and a comment that "English is a very difficult language". Such a vague generalisation, and rather meaningless. I'm sure all the international students on my master's course with a pretty good grasp of the English language, while not necessarily finding it easy, had already realised the level of complexity of the language and they too would find this section of the book meaningless when thinking about doing a PhD in the UK - and already three quarters of the way through reading a book, in English! Then there was the section about accommodation, budgets and landlords. Now, I'm a late 30s potential PhD student who left home at 18. Suddenly I felt like I was 13 again and someone was giving me a lecture on being away from home for the first time. I think most potential PhD students have already spent time away from home, paid rent, made budgets, and so on. So what about the PhD application? Didn't I open this book to read about PhD applications?
For a broad introduction to applying for a PhD and being a PhD student, then this book is reasonable, even if rather lightweight. If you really want more detailed information about different types of applications, then look elsewhere. Of course applications will vary depending on the subject area, but there simply wasn't enough about any of this. I was hoping to find SOMETHING about methodologies, conceptual frameworks, theories, research questions, literature reviews, and how these things should link together. And generally what makes a good application in different subject areas (not necessarily my own).
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its good - but be aware a lot of the info may not be relevant to you - some of it deals with international students and its very broad for all subjects. I wouldn't say you *need* the book, but if you're interested in a PHD it could be a good read. To be honest i'd reccomend a book thats more specific to your PHD area for a better idea of whats involved. Probably more useful for an international student or someone who has been out of education for a long time.
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