After the DPhil

Careers and future employment

We welcomed our first DPhil students in 2014 so we don't have DPhil alumni just yet. However, we know that our DPhil, with its emphasis on the real world application of policy knowledge, specifically prepares you for a successful, high-level career in public service, government, non-governmental organizations, or the private sector.

Oxford graduates are highly sought-after by employers throughout the world and the career prospects for you after completing your DPhil in Public Policy are excellent. At BSG you will develop the skills required to succeed in your career as well as benefit from a programme of career-focused events. Speaking to your fellow students and Faculty will help you discover career paths and opportunities in public service. We also offer an outstanding programme of speaker events at which many visitors discuss their careers, and outside of the School there are many events organised by departments, centres, societies and colleges – all of these provide an opportunity to meet with global specialists and develop your network of contacts.

You will also count on the University of Oxford’s Careers Service for extensive advice, events, training and access to Oxford alumni.

An emerging community of peers

Your fellow DPhil students and other Blavatnik School students are one of the key ways to learn - interacting, sharing opinions and forging relationships that will last well beyond the three years you will spend studying at the School. As your career develops, being part of this community will mean you have a shared learning experience with other visionaries throughout the world.


Through the Blavatnik School Alumni programme you will also have access to public policy professionals worldwide working across all sectors and policy areas. As the School grows, you will play a significant part in the shaping and developing this community.