"At Pivigo we fully recognise the enormous potential that analytic postgraduates and PhDs bring to the workplace. We support analytical PhDs who wish to transition into data science roles, and we see that they come with excellent skills in mathematics, statistics, programming, problem solving and communication skills."
Kim Nilsson, CEO, Pivigo
Most of our research postgraduates are studying for their PhD. A PhD usually takes students 3-4 years full-time, but can also be taken part-time over a longer period. Others may be undertaking a professional doctorate especially linked to a particular field, such as an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) or a Doctorate of Education (EdD).
To pass a doctorate-level qualification, students need to undertake independent research and write this up as a thesis. The doctorate is awarded if this thesis is judged to make an original contribution to knowledge in the field.
The rest of our research postgraduates are studying a Masters by research, in which they undertake independent research and produce a thesis over a period of twelve months.
The nature of postgraduate research study means that our students have a range of high-level skills that can add real impact to your organisation, including:
- A high level of research ability, including solving complex problems in innovative ways
- Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
- Skills in project management
- Self-motivation and drive
- Experience in disseminating research and conveying complex ideas to audiences
- Resilience and determination to succeed
If you have vacancies that require these types of skills and would like to know more about the value that postgraduate researchers can bring to your organisation, please contact our PGR Careers Adviser Holly Prescott for further information.