PhD Placements at the British Library

Placements at the British Library provide opportunities for PhD students from all disciplines to develop and apply transferrable research skills outside of the university sector. They support the professional development of researchers for future career paths both within and outside academia.  Placement projects are hosted both by specialist curatorial teams and by staff working in areas such as research engagement, digital scholarship, corporate affairs and public policy.

Current opportunities

A broad range of placement opportunities have been identified by the Library for 2016-17, visit this link for more details:


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PhD student placement opportunity at the British Library

There is a 3-month PhD student placement opportunity at the British Library, to investigate the question of non-traditional PhD theses.

The opportunity is one of 17 placements on offer, spanning all disciplines .

The placement will examine how (or whether) the nature of the thesis is changing, and the barriers and drivers for further change in future. The main activity for the placement student will to organise a workshop bringing together students, academic and library colleagues to explore the question of non-traditional theses and barriers to wider institutional take-up.

The closing date for applications is 15 February, 2016.

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