Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Careers and Employability

Careers Support

We take our responsibility to help students progress their career path very seriously and further to the below list of career related support initiatives for students, we regularly communicate career related events, workshops and opportunities to students.

Institute Careers Advice Surgery

The IEHC Careers Advice Surgery is an opportunity for PhD students to obtain advice about career development in an informal and confidential setting from two senior academic staff. 

The aim is to create an environment in which we can try and shed light on some of the more opaque aspects of scientific careers, and also to utilise the wide range of experience people across the Institute have accumulated.

PhD students from across the Institute are invited to book one of two 30 minutes appointments, which will take place each month. 

Faculty of Population Health Sciences Careers Afternoon

Our Faculty runs an annual careers afternoon which aims to introduce students from across the Faculty of Population Health Sciences to different career routes, and skills, qualifications and personal qualities needed to succeed in them.

A typical event involves a panel of internal and external speakers which reflect the diversity of options available to students. A previous years panel included speakers from KMPG, Public Health England, Doctors of the World, Save the Children and AbbVie Pharmaceuticals.

UCL Careers Service

Whether or not a student knows what they want to do when they complete their qualification, the programme staff and UCL's Careers service offer a tailored service to help advise, guide and inspire students. 

They offer a series of Careers Consultant led information sessions specifically aimed at Research Degree students, which will be useful to students whose aim is either to get a job on completion of the programme or if they are aiming to stay in academia. A range of topics are covered and students are welcome to attend all or some of the events. These include:

  • Planning Your Job Hunt
  • How to Find and Fund a PhD
  • Writing Effective Applications
  • Applying for a PhD
  • Using Social Media with Impact
  • Succeeding at Interviews & Assessment Centres
  • PhD Interviews

Students also have access to the following support via UCL's Careers service:

  • Advice and Guidance (one-to-one appointments for CV writing)
  • Events and Workshops (careers fairs and sector themed careers weeks)
  • Find A Job (UCL JobOnline and UCLAlert!)
  • Alumni Profiles

To find out more information on what support is available to students, visit UCL's Careers webpages.


Graduating students have secured employment in local and central government, NHS trusts, Public Health England, as well as research posts at UCL and other higher education institutions. 

Top career destinations for this degree:

  • Academic Researchers
  • University Lecturers
  • Charity sector
  • Public Health Consultants
  • Policy Management
  • Government advisors

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