medical scientists in labYour degree can lead to many careers; some require the specific academic and technical knowledge developed from your studies while others will utilise the wider transferable skills that you will have developed.

Each academic department has a careers consultant and placement & internship adviser based in the Careers Service, who work closely with the departments via a Departmental Careers Adviser (DCA) to provide tailored careers education and events. You can find out more about our team or view a list of DCAs. We are always interested to hear your ideas and feedback!

Our consultants and advisers offer one to one appointments that can be booked via JobsLive but we strongly recommend that you do some work first, to get the most from any meeting. We’ve put together some resources and reference links below to get you started.

What can you do with Postgraduate Medicine?

You might also find the following useful:

  • We run a number of events throughout the year, these include careers fairs, employer presentations, networking events and application workshops. The vast majority are advertised on JobsLive or by department emails. As a student of Postgraduate Medicine you may find our Life and Health Sciences Careers Fairs (late October), Career Options with Science Forum (November), Focus on Science and Communication Week (late Jan) of particular interest.
  • We also organise a PhD Careers Fair in May each year which will give you a great opportunity to meet employers looking to recruit students at the end of their studies.
  • Many Imperial students from Postgraduate Medicine masters courses pursue further study at PhD level. Find out more about your Further study and funding options.
  • Everyone’s situation is unique but there’re some key steps you can take to develop and progress your career. Check out our Plan your career webpages to better understand your skills and make some tough decisions.
  • The Graduate School also offer a range of courses to help with your professional development – you can find out what is available and book on here.
  • Research job sectors and occupations - finding out more about different careers will help you decide whether they are appropriate options for you.
  • Whether writing a CV, compiling a Cover Letter or preparing for interview our application process webpages are a great starting point to help you at each stage of a recruitment process. The Imperial Guide to CVs, also gives examples of what postgraduate CVs could look like.