This e-book from the website jobs.ac.uk has been developed to help all those who are considering undertaking a PhD. The focus is on using career decision-making approaches to assess and prepare for this rather than on the choice of research topic.
Should I do a PhD? includes interactive sections to help track your progress and further resources for additional information. It covers the following topics:
• why you want to undertake a PhD;
• opportunity awareness;
• making an informed decision;
• discovering your career decision-making style;
• pressures and expectations;
• preparing for your PhD.