Gaining a PhD immediately establishes you as a leader in your field and can be a big career boost. It gives you the opportunity to publish papers and speak at conferences, nationally and internationally, raising your profile across the sector. And a doctorate is almost a basic requirement if you want to pursue a career as an arts academic. Completed over three to four years of intensive research and concentrated arts practice, a PhD also offers immense creative stimulation and intellectual satisfaction. Are you ready to take the leap?