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What are your options after a research degree?

PhD graduates are statistically more likely to find employment than first-degree graduates. So what do they go on to do after they graduate?

Considered to be highly employable in a wide range of occupations, a recent study of doctoral graduates over the last 10 years found that while 50% remained employed in education, the other 50% went on to use their specialist and high level generic skills in a range of diverse roles, the most significant being:

  • Manufacturing
  • Finance
  • Business and IT
  • Health
  • Public administration

There are two general pathways that postgraduate research graduates follow: