So, to anybody with experience or knowledge of:
b) what's involved
in different locations, could you please let me know about it?
My main proviso is that I probably don't want to do it in the UK, because of the learning/research structure here - I've found it to be considerably too lax, meaning I find it difficult to take any of it seriously. Of course, if that's not the case for PhDs, then it's a different matter.
Comments, ims, emails, phone calls all welcome.
This isn't me radically revising my life plan - just researching an option.