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Careers

Whether your aim is to join academia, engage in other professional research or otherwise put your expertise and research skills to use, your Warwick PhD will give you a competitive edge in the job market. Warwick Philosophy has a good record of placing recent graduates in academic positions and the Department has a dedicated placement officer. We also offer career training and skills sessions, such as mock interviews, to students who are about to go on the job market.

Examples of Philosophy PhD graduates’ job titles include:
  • Analyst
  • Lecturer
  • Philosophy Seminar Tutor
  • Teaching Fellow
  • Theory of Knowledge Co-ordinator
  • Trader & Analyst
  • Writer
Organisations where Philosophy PhD graduates work include:
  • University of Warwick
  • St Mary’s University
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Sussex
  • Utrecht University
  • National University of Ireland
  • National Institute of Health Research
  • Central Bank of Italy

Alumni profile

“I was blessed with an enthusiastic and dedicated supervisor and a very large and active graduate community at Warwick. A great part of the maturation process of the PhD is to understand the community you’ll be addressing as a researcher. Warwick was a safe and rich environment in which to explore the relationship between researcher and audience, in both directions. Several colleagues were studying similar subjects, but most importantly, several of them were studying noticeably different subjects. This offered the mixture of familiarity and challenge that a PhD is all about. Many of the friendships started then continue and remain precious to me to this day, both on a personal and professional level. My co-students are now colleagues whom I respect and continue to learn from. The other side of the experience had to do with the simple act of writing, research methods and deadlines. My supervisor has a talent for creating trust and this allowed me to liberate myself from perfectionism. I trusted his judgment and this saved me countless sleepless nights and second thoughts. It is this that allowed me to submit my thesis after just two and a half years.

My post-PhD life began during the time of my PhD with employment teaching English, Geography and Critical Thinking in high school in Cyprus and Philosophy in high school New York. In 2012, I obtained my first full-time research position at Koç University in Istanbul, and I came to Leiden in 2015. In the process, my book Ambiguity and the Absolute came out with Fordham University Press in 2014.”

- Frank Chouraqui, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Continental Philosophy at Leiden University, PhD Philosophy and Literature 2010