Prospective postgraduates

Careers and employability

Our PhD students develop a highly valued set of research and professional skills which enable them to go on to a wide variety of careers.

Many of our PhD students wish to pursue an academic career, and we have an excellent record of helping our students obtain research and teaching posts in universities in the UK and overseas.

PhD students also develop a portfolio of skills which are highly desirable across a wide range of sectors, from museums and heritage to the civil service, banking and the law.

Our dedicated careers consultant, Lyn Kane, works closely with our PhD students to help them to succeed in achieving their career goals, whatever they may be.

  • The Careers Service
  • Careers Consultants

Dr Lisa Brown, who graduated with a PhD in archaeology and works with Historic Environment Scotland, talks about her PhD experience at the University of Edinburgh:


Hear and read more about the experiences of our PhD graduates