Student studying

There are many opportunities for research students to gain employment at Exeter University and we are committed to meeting the strategic aim to be a centre of excellence for teaching and research.

Career development for research students

Graduate Research Faculty

The Graduate Research Faculty provides information and guidance to current research students on all matters concerning their studies and supervision. Visit their pages for current research students for more information.

Research training

The University of Exeter is committed to ensuring that its research students are given full and rounded training – whether they wish to carry on into an academic career or transfer their skills into the commercial or public sector.

Increasingly students are taking research degrees in order to combine their wish to pursue further research in a subject area with the high-level professional skills that are developed through undertaking research at this level.

In addition to the training which you receive through close work with a project supervisor, there is a broad ranging Researcher Development Programme available as part of a research degree. The programme offers an extensive choice of training and development events exclusively designed for our PhD students. Sessions range from project management to presenting conference papers, and rapid reading of research material to writing up your thesis.

All research students have the opportunity to create an eProfile. This provides you with an opportunity to showcase your research progress, ideas and wider academic interests as an early-stage professional researcher.

Other training and skills development opportunities for both taught and research students are also available. See the skills training section of our Postgraduate Study site.

Career development

For general advice on developing your career as a researcher during and after postgraduate study, see our Career Zone site.