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Academic Careers, Information for Prospective Research Students


Considering a research masters (MRes) or Doctoral Studentship (PhD)? Here you will find resources to help you with your decision and for making applications.

Key Resources

General Information

  • An Academic Career  - From the University of Manchester. Includes key information and advice for undergraduate and masters students.
  • Find a PhD.com - Advice section includes overview of PhDs, how to secure one and funding. Extensive database of advertised opportunities.
  • Research Degrees at UCL - Search research studentship opportunities by discipline, applications advice & timelines and sources of funding
  • The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding - (UCL Students have free access)
  • Jobs.ac.uk - Link to currently advertised doctoral opportunities (UK & Global)

Career Stories of Doctoral Graduates

  • Doctoral graduates in various occupations, from UCL Careers (Videos)
  • Case Studies, Careers in Research, from RCUK (Videos)