Career destinations

Our students go on to thrive in a range of careers in industry, academia, and non-research sectors, both in the UK and overseas.

Careers destinations of for past PhD students who started their PhDs between 2010 and 2019. This cohort of students was impacted by COVID and a number have agreed extensions, amounting to the small percentage whose PhDs are still on-going.

Considering those students who completed their PhDs between 2019-2021, 77% have remained in research or other careers where their science training is directly relevant (35% academic in UK, 4% overseas; 17% industry research and 21% directly science-related); 2% have clinical careers and 9% have careers which use their scientific transferrable skills (Other).

If you wish to read about some of these roles in more detail, take a look at our careers spotlights for careers in science and careers outside of science.