Information for Postgraduate students

Postgraduate careers websites

Your PhD...What Next
Information and advice from the Prospects website.

Prospects Planner
A self assessment package that generates career suggestions. 

See the Postgraduate Researchers’ section for ideas when considering career options, enhancing your academic profile, assessing your skills and skill gaps, attending conferences, making academic and non academic applications and much more. It also has information on regional and national training events on both careers and research matters.

University of Manchester Careers Service 
Contains dedicated sections for doctoral level and masters students. Has links to postgraduate vacancies and a postgraduate careers blog.

Reading University Careers Service 
Accessible sections of this newly designed website include access to careers resources including PhD career case studies and a link to postgraduate vacancies.  Also see for resources specifically for Arts and Humanities researchers.

University of York Careers Service 
Provides advice for postgraduate masters students and postgraduate researchers on career planning, applications and job search.

Shinton Consulting
This website provides interesting careers articles and links in addition to tips on managing your PhD.

Beyond the PhD
Provides personal insights into life after a PhD in Arts and Humanities.
Hosts a number of valuable articles such as being an academic researcher to articulating the transferable skills gained from research.

Details of internships available to BBRSC funded students.

Outlines a scheme for ESRC funded PhD students to spend up to six months in a non-academic organisation within the public, civil society (voluntary) or private sector where they can work as part of a team involved with policy and practice development.

Identifying vacancies / opportunities:

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
Promotes links between research and industry with a variety of opportunities advertised.

Academic Jobs EU
Academic jobs in the EU.

European Commission
Jobs in academic and related institutions.
Jobs in academic and related institutions.

Advertises academic and related jobs.
Provides information on postdoctoral job opportunities.