Careers Service

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

Broad options

A description of your broad options plus destinations of University of Edinburgh PhD graduates.

Academic career

Information and advice for PhD students on pursuing an academic career including job search and application advice

Research in non-academic organisations

Information and advice on pursuing a career in research outside of academia

New direction

There are many other career areas you could consider in addition to research in higher education or other organisations. This section gives you some ideas.

Case studies

Find out about the varied career paths of previous PhD graduates.