It's an important time for me, I need to decide what I want to do. I know I want to do a Ph.D (I have 1 year left of my Mphys degree in the UK) but I'm not sure about the fieldto specialise in. When I began university I was really set on doing a PhD in astrophysics.. But I've been put off by some of the astrophysics courses taught at my university (they were badly taught) and also the fact that astrophysicists seem to just sit at a computer and crunch numbers all day. I'm also interested in Quantum information/Quantum computing as I'm really into computers (building/programming) and Quantum physics is one of my favourite areas of study. I've looked at these two fields for sometime and my impression is that Astrophysics - Not many jobs available, doesn't seem to be a great need for people in this field Quantum computing - Has great potential but there aren't many universities who have groups that specialise in their development.. I'm also looking at attending a US university for my studies - for a change of environment, personal reasons and also the fact that there are many good schools. My ultimate problem is deciding which field to focus on. Which field has a brighter future? Should I choose say 5 or 6 different fields at different universities and apply to them or should I just focus on one? Any advice would be great!