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What do Queen Mary PhDs do? July 27, 2012

Posted by qmresearchers in Uncategorized.

Recent results from a national survey called Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) shows the destination of Queen Mary PhDs, six months after graduating.

240 Queen Mary PhD students were approached between April and June 2011 and between November 2011 and March 2012, approximately six months after completing their PhD. 151 returned details of their employment (63% of students responded). This is a 7% increase in responses compared to last year.

The data showed that:

For all Faculties

  • 36.4% were working in academia and
  • 63.6% were working outside academia

 For Science and Engineering:

  • 34.5% were working in academia and
  • 65.5% were working outside academia

 For School of Medicine and Dentistry:

  • 40.5% were working in academia and
  • 59.5% were working outside academia

 For Humanities and Social Science

  • 35.3% were working in academia and
  • 64.7% were working outside academia

95 % of PhD graduates surveyed were in employment six months after graduation.

What do Queen Mary PhDs so? from Tracy Bussoli

A list of typical job roles is shown below:

Employers Typical Job Roles
Ernst and Young Management Consultant
Clod Theatre Director
Lloyds Bank Consultant
Ministry of Defence Senior Design Engineer
Slaughter and May Manager
Science Museum Audience Researcher
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Research Executive Officer
Queen Mary Postdoctoral Research Scientist
University of Nottingham Research Fellow
Lecturer York St John University
Royal Holloway Research Fellow
Birkbeck College Administrator
Barts and the London NHS Trust Clinical Scientist
Home Office Senior Case Worker

With such a significant number of PhDs working outside academia after their PhD, it is important that PhDs and Postdocs are made aware of the options available and how to find work in these areas. With this in mind, keep an eye on the  course booking system in late September 2012 for a list of relevant courses and workshops delivered by Careers and employers.



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