is your doctorate worth it?

Take a look at our new study on doctoral value. Take part if you’re a doctoral student!

Think Ahead Blog

value.pngThis is a call for all University of Sheffield Doctoral students who would like to give an opinion on whether their doctorate was worth it – what is the value of a PhD, to you personally, and in the job market? Billy Bryan (PhD student in Medical Education) and I are running a research survey where you can give you thoughts.

Research survey is hereStudy information sheet is here.

The topic of degree-value is an ever-present factor surrounding higher education, and doctoral programmes are no exception. The number of students studying for a research degree in the UK has steadily increased to over 112000 in 2015. And five years’ worth of data from Science and The Royal Society shows that around 40-50% of STEM PhD graduates then opted to immediately work in roles outside of academia, a proportion which increases after subsequent post-doctoral contracts. All sectors, all discipline data can…

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