Visit the Department page for additional opportunities.
Also, please visit the alumni page for successful postgraduates who completed a PhD within the Department of American and Canadian Studies.
The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers.*
Consequently - and owing to our reputation for excellence - over 95% of postgraduates from the Faculty of Arts entered employment, voluntary work or further study during the first six months after graduation in 2015. The average starting salary was £20,250 with the highest being £33,000.**
* The Graduate Market 2013-2016, High Fliers Research.
**Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2014/15. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
Career prospects and employability
Those who take up a postgraduate research opportunity with us will not only receive support in terms of close contact with supervisors and specific training related to your area of research, you will also benefit from dedicated careers advice from our Careers and Employability Service.
Individual guidance appointments, career management training programme, access to resources and invitations to events including skills workshops and recruitment fairs are just some of the ways in which they can help you develop your full potential, whether you choose to continue within an academic setting or are looking at options outside of academia.
A PhD in Black Studies can be a fulfilment of a life-long interest, a time for critical study on a topic for someone already working within a particular career or field or the continuation of research begun during an undergraduate programme. However you have come to the programme, you should know that your career or future prospects are bright. Globally, people who research or study Black Studies, Africana Studies or African Diaspora Studies work in government, industry, the medical field, journalism, law, the not-for-profit sector, teaching (especially in secondary schools), art and research.