Employability and Alumni
Many PhD graduates go on to secure academic roles in the UK and around the globe. Some enter the legal profession or return to their prior career with enhanced prospects. Others work for governmental institutions and non-governmental organisations.
Employability and average starting salary
94.1% of Queen’s Postgraduates are in employment or further study 6 months after graduation (HESA Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, 2016/17).
Career and professional development
Whether you are looking to enhance your career prospects or develop your knowledge, a postgraduate degree from Queen’s University Belfast can help take you where you want to be.
The University's The Graduate School offers specialist support and guidance while you study. They will help you explore and plan your next career move, through regular events, employer-led skills sessions and postgraduate development programme.
Dr Annabel Sharma
"I chose to study a PhD at QUB because most of my family members had studied there and it enabled me to pursue my research question at home. I enjoyed the Law School and the trips that the School provided such as the Schumacher course and the Cumberland Lodge retreat. I am currently working as a paralegal in the Infected Blood Inquiry in London and I have just been awarded the Jules Thorn Scholarship in Middle Temple to study the Graduate Diploma of Law. A PhD was a crucible that stands you in good stead once you are through it."
We are proud of the achievements of our alumni and want to share their stories with you.