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PhD students and research staff

Welcome to the section of the LSE Careers website devoted to PhD students and research staff.


To book an appointment with the PhD careers adviser, log in to LSE CareerHub| and select 'View available appointments' in the left hand menu. Please note: All career discussions are held in confidence


Log in to LSE CareerHub| to search for job opportunities and book places on careers events. Other PhD jobsites can also be found at PhD Job Opportunities|.

Careers events

One hour seminars on careers issues relevant to PhD students run throughout the year. For information about the latest events log in to LSE CareerHub|

Our PhD adviser also delivers seminars for the Teaching and Learning Centre| (TLC) programmes for PhD students and post-doctoral staff.  For more information contact TLC on|.

You can also find all our PhD careers seminar slides| on this website.

Access to LSE Careers after you graduate

You can continue to book appointments with the PhD careers adviser for two years from the date of your PhD graduation.

For further information on alumni access please visit the alumni passwords| page.

Subscribe to our LSE PhD careers blog| for all the essential news and expert advice for PhD students and research staff considering what to do in their careers.

PhD funding fairs – London and Leeds, December 2014

PostgraduateStudentships is running two PhD funding fairs in December 2014. London – 4 December Leeds – 10 December The fairs bring together more than 25 UK universities with specific PhD funding to offer. Students who have achieved or are expected to achieve either a … Continue reading

Working for international organisations

Here Robin Broadway, a careers consultant at LSE Careers shares some of his many insights into working for an international organisation along with details about one of our biggest events of the year, International Organisations’ Day. Ever since the UN … Continue reading

How to cope when your career isn’t going to plan

One thing is for certain, we will all be rejected for a job at some point in our lives. It’s how we deal with the disappointment that’s important.  Disappointment is an uncomfortable emotion and can be difficult to deal with. Here guest … Continue reading

LSE Partnership PhD Mobility Bursaries 2014/15 – applications open

The application process for the LSE Partnership PhD Mobility Bursaries 2014/15 are now open. These bursaries are a great way to get some financial support to spend some time at either: Columbia University (New York) National University of Singapore Peking … Continue reading

Have you ever thought about doing a PhD?

Many students think about the possibility of doing a PhD. But how do you know if it’s right for you?  A PhD can certainly be a rewarding experience but it can also be tough and take several years, so it’s … Continue reading

Academic awards and prizes – search with Research Professional

Academic awards and prizes are always a nice addition to an academic CV, but how do you find out about these competitions? It’s worth keeping your eyes out as they will be advertised in lots of different ways – through … Continue reading

Scholarships and studentships available for postgraduate study at the University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia have a significant number of Research Council, Faculty, School and Project-specific Masters and PhD Scholarships and Studentships available. Postgraduate students at UEA can be assured to experience a first rate education, excellent academic and teaching support, and … Continue reading

Opportunities in Washington DC

Two current opportunities to consider if you are interested in a career in Washington DC are the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program and The Heritage Foundation Internship Program. The PMF program is at an entry level for advanced degree candidates and … Continue reading

Check out the Fulbright Commission for postgraduate study in the USA

The Fulbright Commission fosters educational exchange between the UK and the USA. Their awards programme and advisory service have aided graduates from both countries. This includes scholarships for postgraduate study and research in the USA and a USA Grad School … Continue reading

A consulting event for PhDs

News just in from Booz & Company is that they are now hiring PhDs at the Senior Consultant level in their London office. On the theme of the relevance of a PhD to a career in consulting, LSE PhDs interested … Continue reading

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