PhD jobs crisis

July 23, 1999

I had not realised a PhD was intended as preparation for lecturing. If this were the case, it would be a vocational qualification, not an academic one. When I began my postgraduate career I was warned not to regard a doctorate as a qualification that would necessarily lead to a career in academia. There is a worrying tendency in HE to confuse education with training.

David Smith University Music, Old Aberdeen

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