Deciding to do a Doctoral degree?
Advancement of research and innovations capacity is a basis upon which, sustainable socio-technological developments can be built. Increasing the number of doctoral graduates can improve this potential. Deciding to do a doctoral degree however, can be difficult. This video captures this challenge, outlining key guidelines to consider when exploring a doctoral post graduate career.
Who might find this useful?
This material is directed at postgraduate students who are completing, or have completed their Master’s degree/s, and are seeking guidance on how to proceed to a doctoral degree level.
Explore these additional resources
- Are you thinking of doing a doctoral degree? www.vitae.ac.uk/doing-research/are-you-thinking-of-doing-a-phd
- Greenspon, A. 2013. 9 things you should consider before embarking on a PhD – the ideal research program you envision is not what it appears to be: www.elsevier.com/connect/9-things-you-should-consider-before-embarking-on-a-phd
- Is a Ph.D the right option for you? Guardian careers, at www.theguardian.com/careers/phd-right-career-option
- How to choose the right graduate school: www.nextscientist.com/choose-graduate-school-program/
- Bagaka’s, J. G., Badillo, N., Bransteter, I., & Rispinto, S. (2015). Exploring student success in a doctoral program: The power of mentorship and research engagement. International Journal of Doctoral Studies, 10, 323-342, from http://ijds.org/Volume10/IJDSv10p323-342Bagaka1713.pdf
- Why do a Ph.D? www.findaphd.com/advice/finding/why-do-phd.aspx