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Studying Postgraduate Healthcare: A pre-reader

This short, easy and quick-to-read book is written by academics in the UK from a range of health-related disciplines

This short, easy and quick-to-read book is written by academics in the UK from a range of health-related disciplines.

Its six chapters provide a guide for novices of postgraduate study through varying stages from understanding what postgraduate study is (and how to know whether it is ‘right’ for individual readers) to disseminating research findings. It spells out the difference between studying at master’s and PhD level and covers work/life balance, childcare provision and emotional resilience.

For those who have been out of education for some time this book offers helpful advice on managing time and expectations. For people progressing from full-time education immediately to postgraduate study, or with a limited break between the two, some of this advice may seem obvious.

What this book lacks are pointers for potential master’s students on how they might gain a distinction rather than a pass. However, this insight can be

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