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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I do a job that is unrelated to my degree?

Yes. At least 40% of graduate jobs don’t require a particular degree – have a look at our choosing a career section for more information to help you audit your skills and how you can use these in different careers.

More than 50% of postgraduate researchers choose to leave university life behind after their vivas. A recent Vitae survey of people who left higher education found that almost 40% of the doctoral graduates who responded were working in non-research roles, demonstrating that a wide range of employers are interested in PhD graduates.