Careers Service

Research Masters

Advice for research masters students on options with a masters, moving on to a PhD, plus job search and application advice

What can you do with a Masters?

This page gives an overview of broad options after a research Masters degree, information on destinations of University of Edinburgh graduates, plus some insight into how to make career decisions.

Moving onto a PhD

If you are considering PhD study then this page will help you to consider what this means and provide information on application processes and funding opportunities.

Job search

Many of you will want to go straight into employment on completion of your Masters. This section gives you an overview of routes into employment for Masters graduates as well as job search advice.

Marketing yourself effectively

Whatever your reasons for doing a research degree, you will want to make sure employers value the additional experience you are gaining as well as what you can offer through prior experiences. This page outlines how you can market yourself effectively to prospective employers.