PhD Humanitarianism and Conflict Response / Careers

Year of entry: 2024

Career opportunities

The PhD programme at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute aims to cater for researchers who envisage an academic career, as well as those who wish to use their research experience to inform a career in areas relating to our research and teaching.

These include non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the charitable sector, national and global health, government and civil service, and international affairs.

We encourage our PhD students to gain teaching experience to help build their academic CV and ensure contact with those from the field who are participating in our variety of undergraduate and taught master's courses.

Over the course of your doctoral degree, you will develop a portfolio of skills that make you highly desirable to a range of employers, from educational institutions to think-tanks, the civil service, museums, and large business organisations.

Our academic staff, with a range of professional pathways and at different stages of their careers, are well placed to help you explore and plan for your own goals beyond the PhD.

The University has its own dedicated Careers Service that you would have full access to as a student and for two years after you graduate. At Manchester you will have access to a number of opportunities to help support you with your goals for the future.