Careers Service

PhD students

Information and advice for PhD students including details of our events for PhD students, advice on options, part time work, career decision making and marketing yourself effectively

What are your options?

Information and advice on options for PhD students including academic careers, research outwith academia and other career options plus case studies of some of our PhD graduates

Making career decisions

Information and advice for PhD students on making career decisions including models for decision making, identifying what you want from a career and generating career ideas

Marketing yourself effectively

Information and advice for PhD students on marketing yourself effectively including academic and non academic CVs and performing well at interview


What’s going on that may be of interest to you? Find out about specific careers workshops for PhD students and the annual PhD Horizons Careers Conference.

Employment for PhD students

We are committed to helping PhD students learn and develop through all their chosen activities during their time at the University of Edinburgh.