LSE Careers provides a comprehensive careers service for you as doctoral students and recent PhD graduates, helping you to:
make the most of your PhD experiences
gain new skills and experience
research career options
network with employers
find vacancies for jobs and part-time work
We work completely confidentially with you to help you make the best decisions about your career and develop your future plans at whatever stage you are. Our knowledge and expertise about jobs and funding opportunities for during and after your PhD can help you make progress, whatever your career plans.
We help you to consider and prepare for career opportunities in academia and other employment sectors. Initially, each year about 60% of LSE PhD graduates go on to work in education and 40% work in other fields, such as government, NGOs, think tanks, consultancy, and commercial organisations. About 25% start work outside Europe and the other 75% in UK and Europe.
Our web resources can help you explore:
You can book an appointment to meet with Catherine Reynolds, the Careers Consultant for PhD students, in one of the Academy meeting rooms or in LSE Careers. These last 30 minutes and are held in confidence.
All job opportunities generated by the LSE Careers team are listed on our Career Hub vacancy list. Our Employer Engagement Team develop relationships with employers and are dedicated to advertising jobs and other part-time, full-time, European and international, internship and voluntary opportunities. You can search these by key word and follow your favourite employers to keep up to date with their recruitment activity.
On our website we list PhD jobsites for working in academia and outside academia.
One hour seminars on careers issues relevant to doctoral students run throughout the year. Find out when they are and how to book on our Events and courses page. You can also find presentations from all our PhD careers seminars on a PhD careers seminar slides page.
PhD careers blogs
We post regularly on the PhD careers blog to keep you informed about our services, events and many career opportunities.
Books and other resources
LSE Careers holds resources to support the career development of PhD researchers. Our sector information is relevant to all our students thinking about opportunities outside academia.
Access to LSE Careers after you graduate
Opportunities and events listed on Career Hub are available to you for five years after you graduate. You can continue to use our one to one services after you graduate; appointments with the PhD careers adviser are available for two years from the date of your PhD graduation. For further information on alumni access please visit CareerHub access.
If you have questions about career issues, please email our Careers Consultant for PhD students, Catherine Reynolds.
Careers consultant for PhD and research staff