Careers and professional development


Careers advice and support

You’re entitled to use the wide range of services offered by the University’s Careers Centre who provide a range of help and advice to assist you in planning your career and making well-informed decisions along the way.

Our employability team also organises an annual STEM careers fair, which will give you the opportunity to meet over 50 graduate recruiters to gain an insight into graduate jobs. 

Graduate destinations

The range of careers open to you upon completion of your PhD is broad and not limited to academia, some of which are listed here:

National Physical Laboratory - Higher Research Scientist

The Test People - Technical Consultant

Boult Wade Tennant - Patent Assistant

AWE - Plasma Physicist

Xaar - MEMS Evaluation Engineer

Autonomy Corp - Software Developer

Chiba University - Research Associate

University of Cambridge - Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Leeds - Research Fellow

University of Strathclyde - Research Associate