I have got a place and the grades for a one year full time masters at Derby, and I would quite like to do a PhD (doctorate here) starting September 2017, but the question is when should i start this application process. I already have quite a good idea about the subject material i am interested in, but presumable this will change over the next year as i study my masters. So should i leave it, or apply sooner? By the way i think the application deadline is any time between september and may. So maybe leave it til easter next year, before i buckle down and make some choices??
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