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Is It Worth Doing A PhD After A Masters?

Updated about 1 month ago.

#1 — Is it worth doing a PhD? This is a question that probably plagues every research student at some point in their career.

In this episode, we explore 5 important questions you should consider before embarking on a PhD.

Read the full article for more advice before making the difficult decision to pursue a PhD after getting your Master’s degree. [1]

If you are looking for further advice, make sure you check out our article with pointers for PhD students. [2] A good PhD supervisor is worth their weight in gold and finding a good mentor should be a priority. [3] And, if you’re sure that a PhD is the right move for you, then search for PhDs in Biological and Medical Sciences to find the right PhD to suit you. [4] Finally, read our handy article that lists some alternative career options for scientists. [5]

1. Is it Worth Doing a PhD After a Master’s? Available at:
2. 10 Do’s and Don’ts for PhD Students. Available at:
3. Picking an Advisor: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Available at:
4. Find a PhD. Available at:
5. Alternative Careers For Scientists. Available at: