Your career and professional development

Your career and professional development | School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science | University of Leeds

Your postgraduate research degree provides the opportunity to explore and contribute to an area that you’re passionate about whilst also developing advanced skills in preparation for a rewarding and impactful career.

We are proud to support our postgraduate researchers across the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science as they progress through their degree.

Your supervisors will work with you to build your personal training plan.

Networking opportunities in the School, Faculty and across the University will allow you to share your work and interests with fellow researchers and academics.

Your career development

As an early career researcher, you’ll have access to a range of services.

The University’s award-winning Careers Centre offers:

  • specialist postgraduate employment advisors to train and assist you in preparing for the job market
  • graduate recruitment events
  • job market insights
  • tailored PhD workshops and networking events.

Leeds Doctoral College brings together all the support services and opportunities to enhance your research. You’ll have the opportunity to share your research and get valuable feedback at the annual Doctoral College Showcase.

The Leeds Arts Humanities Research Institute (LAHRI) offers PhD graduates from Leeds support to advance their research and careers through the Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Your professional development

Our informal and vibrant research environment  will allow you to build networks with staff and fellow students from across the School and University and you’ll have opportunities to build your professional skills too.

The Organisation Development and Professional Learning unit at the University delivers free training sessions for postgraduate researchers. Some sessions are compulsory and we encourage you to take other courses that may be useful.

If you'd like experience in teaching, you can take specialist training for teaching and supporting learning.

You’ll have access to a range of free IT training, either through classroom-based workshops or online resources.

The University Library offers information, support and resources specifically tailored towards postgraduate researchers.