Why undertake a PhD?

Thinking about why I undertook a PhD? The biggest driver I think was intellectual curiosity, although I've always wanted to "teach", so that was also a factor... The proportion of doctoral students who find academic jobs is greater than the proportion with a definite aspiration to do so - except in the arts and humanities. This is the surprising finding of a major survey of PhD students' career aspirations carried out by Vitae, the research…