PhD students and research staff

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


You can book an appointment with the PhD careers adviser on LSE CareerHub|.
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 careers consultant 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 CareerHub access| 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.

Considering 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 will take several years, so it’s really worth thinking it through before making the decision to start. Here Catherine Reynolds, the PhD Careers Consultant here at LSE Careers, […]

Summer support for PhD students and research staff

PhD students and research staff thinking about career progression – you can make use of the services of LSE Careers throughout the summer. Our careers consultants are available to help you prepare for the next stage of your career in our one-to-one, 30 minute appointments. You might seek our help to: talk through your options and review your current position […]

Fully funded PhD opportunity

Hammersmith United Charities and London South Bank University (LSBU) are offering a collaborative full-time and fully funded three year scholarship PhD starting September 2015. The scholarship covers fees and offers a stipend of £15,000 for three years. This opportunity might be of particular interest to graduates completing an MSc in Social Policy and Development or Social Policy and Development (Non-Governmental […]

LSE Shout! weekend

Can you get more out of your research? If you’re a PhD student or an early career researcher you can learn the skills which will help you communicate your research innovatively and effectively at this year’s LSE Shout! weekend. LSE Shout! is back for a second year. Set in the beautiful surroundings of Cumberland Lodge, LSE Shout! offers a series of free interdisciplinary workshops […]

Three ways for PhD students to find opportunities outside academia now!

LSE Careers can help you find great opportunities if you’re a PhD student interested in a career outside academia: 1 Meet employers 25 employers, all with live vacancies, will be at the Graduate Jobs Fair on Thursday this week. Civil Service Fast Stream, VSO, Accenture, American Express, Management Solutions and International Business Machine are among the organisations represented, and they want […]

Careers events and vacancies for PhD students (and those who have already completed a PhD, congratulations!)

Summer Term 2015 Careers events this term will help you consider staying in academia and/or moving outside academia. Book up on CareerHub (more details of events below). Job vacancies Use our vacancy list: there are currently 412 full-time permanent opportunities advertised on our searchable list of graduate vacancies. Many of these are suitable for people with PhDs and others specify this as a […]

Consulting or not? Apply / book now! Options outside academia for PhDs and Research Staff

Consulting is one of many career options for LSE PhD graduates and research staff. Boston Consulting Group would like to meet those of you with an interest in this type of business work and are hosting an evening event in London on 14 May to meet you. Book in advance now. Places are limited and offered  first come first served. […]

International funding opportunities for PhD students

There are currently several international funding opportunities available for PhD students: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) PhD students: grow your international reach: apply for scholarships to work for up to 12 months in Japan!  The scheme is also open to post-doctoral fellows. JSPS, Japan’s leading funding agency, is  keen to fund Short Term Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowships in Social Sciences. Funding […]

PhD students – are you thinking about your career?

You are probably thinking about life after your PhD, but in fact you’re “living your career” now. The things you do (or are thinking about doing) alongside your research will influence the choices you have after graduation. During your PhD, as well as researching, publishing and presenting at conferences, students can work – as teachers, research assistants, web managers, journal editors etc. Some do internships or […]

New charities added to the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding database

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding is an exclusive resource for LSE students and staff that identifies sources of funding – especially from charities – which can grant awards to students regardless of subject or nationality. Over the last three months, more than 60 new charities have been added to the funding database, including: Barry Amiel & Norman Melburn Trust Grants for […]

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These are our forthcoming PhD events. You can search below or view all our events on CareerHub.