PhD is passport to work overseas

A doctorate is the qualification most likely to lead to work overseas, data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency have revealed

July 2, 2015
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About 13 per cent of all doctoral graduates in 2013-14 went to work overseas within six months of graduating, compared with just 3 per cent of first-degree holders and 9 per cent of those with other postgraduate degrees, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education in the United Kingdom survey. Less than 2 per cent of foundation degree or other undergraduate qualification holders end up working abroad. But foundation degree holders were the least likely to be unemployed. By contrast, 4 per cent of doctoral graduates, 6 per cent of other postgrad awardees and 7 per cent of first-degree holders remained unemployed six months after graduating.

holly.else@tesglobal.com

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Article originally published as: Where next? PhD is passport to work overseas (2 July 2015)

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