PhD careers

A blog for LSE PhD students, postdocs and LSE students considering a PhD

Coming towards the end of your PhD

As a PhD student coming towards the end of writing your PhD thesis, you are probably not making many job applications now, submission feels more important. Thinking about the future at this stage can be unnerving, unless you have been very well organised and secured a position already.

This post is to reassure those of you without firm plans that there […]

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    PhD students: UK-China Joint Research and Innovation Partnership Fund

PhD students: UK-China Joint Research and Innovation Partnership Fund

Known as the Newton Fund, this opportunity (jointly run by the British Council and the China Scholarship Council) supports research collaboration between the two countries. The subject areas are:

health and life sciences (eg. HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, neglected tropical diseases, child mortality, maternal health)
environmental technologies (eg. climate change, green technology, sustainable development, ecosystem services, resource scarcity)
food and water security
energy
urbanisation
education and […]

Considering a PhD?

Many students think about the possibility of doing a PhD. But how do you know if it’s right for you? A PhD can certainly be a rewarding experience but it can also be tough and will take several years, so it’s really worth thinking it through before making the decision to start. Here Catherine Reynolds, the PhD Careers Consultant here at LSE […]

Summer support for PhD students and research staff

PhD students and research staff thinking about career progression – you can make use of the services of LSE Careers throughout the summer. Our careers consultants are available to help you prepare for the next stage of your career in our one-to-one, 30 minute appointments. You might seek our help to:

talk through your options and review your current position
seek […]

Fully funded PhD opportunity

Hammersmith United Charities and London South Bank University (LSBU) are offering a collaborative full-time and fully funded three year scholarship PhD starting September 2015. The scholarship covers fees and offers a stipend of £15,000 for three years.

This opportunity might be of particular interest to graduates completing an MSc in Social Policy and Development or Social Policy and Development (Non-Governmental […]

LSE Shout! weekend

Can you get more out of your research? If you’re a PhD student or an early career researcher you can learn the skills which will help you communicate your research innovatively and effectively at this year’s LSE Shout! weekend.
LSE Shout! is back for a second year. Set in the beautiful surroundings of Cumberland Lodge, LSE Shout! offers a series of free interdisciplinary workshops […]

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    Three ways for PhD students to find opportunities outside academia now!

Three ways for PhD students to find opportunities outside academia now!

LSE Careers can help you find great opportunities if you’re a PhD student interested in a career outside academia:

1 Meet employers

25 employers, all with live vacancies, will be at the Graduate Jobs Fair on Thursday this week. Civil Service Fast Stream, VSO, Accenture, American Express, Management Solutions and International Business Machine are among the organisations represented, and they want to […]

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    Careers events and vacancies for PhD students (and those who have already completed a PhD, congratulations!)

Careers events and vacancies for PhD students (and those who have already completed a PhD, congratulations!)

Summer Term 2015
Careers events this term will help you consider staying in academia and/or moving outside academia. Book up on CareerHub (more details of events below).
Job vacancies
Use our vacancy list: there are currently 412 full-time permanent opportunities advertised on our searchable list of graduate vacancies. Many of these are suitable for people with PhDs and others specify this as a requirement. You […]

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    Consulting or not? Apply / book now! Options outside academia for PhDs and Research Staff

Consulting or not? Apply / book now! Options outside academia for PhDs and Research Staff

Consulting is one of many career options for LSE PhD graduates and research staff.
Boston Consulting Group would like to meet those of you with an interest in this type of business work and are hosting an evening event in London on 14 May to meet you. Book in advance now. Places are limited and offered  first come first served. […]

International funding opportunities for PhD students

There are currently several international funding opportunities available for PhD students:

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
PhD students: grow your international reach: apply for scholarships to work for up to 12 months in Japan!  The scheme is also open to post-doctoral fellows.

JSPS, Japan’s leading funding agency, is  keen to fund Short Term Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowships in Social Sciences. Funding covers return […]

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