Writing Statements of Purpose and Other Application Essays. As noted in the application qualifications and admissions criteria section of this website, the statement of purpose (in other words, the primary application essay; sometimes also called personal statement, background statement, and other names) can play a major role in determining whether an applicant is invited to interview and in.
A PhD is the highest level of degree that you can study in the UK. PhD stands for Doctor of Philosophy and can sometimes be known as a doctorate. Your PhD can also be referred to as a DPhil at some universities. A PhD is separate from a professional doctorate such as a Clinical Doctorate in Midwifery or a Professional Doctorate in Education.