Postgraduate Researchers

Welcome to the University of Southampton Career Destinations webpages for postgraduate researchers (PGRs). Within these pages you will find information on a range of services designed specifically to help you, our doctoral candidates, in planning and securing your career future.

We recognise the diversity within our doctoral research candidates and understand the variety of reasons for undertaking a postgraduate research programme. It is our aim to work collaboratively with the variety of academic services to assist you in finding and reaching your career and/or research aspirations. We are here to help, inspire and guide you towards your goals.

  • Career Options - What can you do as a doctoral graduate? Use these pages to explore career options within and beyond academia and to research the profiles of your predecessors with our alumni profiles.
  • Gaining Experience - A doctorate qualification is not a golden ticket to employment. Take advantage of a huge range of opportunities and internships available throughout your time in Southampton to help you develop and evidence a wide variety of skills.
  • Support for Researchers - At the University of Southampton we provide many services and activities to help you develop both personally and professionally.
  • Job Applications - When starting to apply for work or internships use these resources to compile successful CVs and Application Forms and prepare for Interviews.
  • Job Vacancies Search - The job hunt can be tricky as a doctoral graduate but these resources could help you identify possible resources to help find employment in your chosen career sector.