Researching the destinations of other PhD graduates from your subject and considering overall destination trends for the Warwick Postgraduate Research community may help you to get an idea of the options available to you.
Using Destinations Data
For departments with a sizeable PhD cohort, destinations data may be available through Public Graduate Employment Market Statistics (GEMS).
If researcher destinations data is not available, you can use Public GEMS to look at undergraduate destinations, as this will show trends in sectors which are popular with your subject discipline.
Researcher Career Paths
To help you research the wide range of career possibilities open to you:
- Read the careers stories written by some of our PhD alumni.
- Attend Careers events such as our annual Careers in Academia, Non-academic career options for PhDs and PhD Networking event.
- An Academic Career developed by the University of Manchester Careers Service is an award winning online resource helping you to explore if an academic career is for you.
- Explore a variety of job areas at our sector events.
- Check out departmental alumni resources - many departments host information on their graduates on their departmental websites and some arrange alumni speaker events.
- Look at Vitae resources.