PhD & Masters Talent Trends report

Many of the finest minds at UK and Irish higher education institutions started their career journeys by applying for a Masters or PhD opportunity. It’s where future talent can hone their skills, showcase their research expertise and gain the knowledge and experience they need to help take on the world’s biggest challenges.

At jobs.ac.uk we’ve carried out an in-depth study to provide you with a greater insight into recruitment trends in this market. Our report takes a closer look at the 5,128 Masters and PhD opportunities placed on jobs.ac.uk in 2015 by UK and Irish higher education institutions.

Our extensive report covers a wide range of information to help higher education institutions, jobseekers and careers advisors alike. The information in this report will enable recruitment teams in particular to plan for the future. They can benchmark funding. They can assess when it’s best to advertise and how long for. They can also see breakdowns of opportunities advertised on jobs.ac.uk by location and month.

Key findings

  • Over 5,000 Masters and PhD opportunities were posted on jobs.ac.uk by UK and Irish higher education institutions during 2015.
  • 4,393 single project or single funded PhD opportunities were advertised on jobs.ac.uk in 2015, accounting for 88% of PhD adverts placed on jobs.ac.uk in 2015.
  • 99% of PhD’s overall are offered as full-time positions.
  • Single project or single funded PhD opportunities on average attract 1,030 views.
  • 47% of PhD opportunities offered funding up to £14,999 with 38% of opportunities not disclosing the funding.
  • For Masters, 30% of opportunities offered funding up to £14,999 with 61% of opportunities not disclosing the funding.

You can find out more by downloading the full report using the link below.

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