Employability & PhD opportunities

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The 2018-2023 LIVE graduates originate from
48 countries

From 2018 to 2022, 96% of LIVE Master’s students graduated.

Our very open joint training between the academic and the industrial world covers a defined list of jobs related to vaccinology in agreement with the labour market in the following various areas:

Strong relationships with our associated partners boost employability

During their studies and according to the “Connected for Life” spirit of the LIVE family, the students make valuable career contacts with our associated partners, at a worldwide level. Partners coming from academic world as well as private companies are involved to shape the LIVE programme so that it perfectly fits to their present and future needs. Several traits of the LIVE organization are useful for a fruitful partnership. Students have the opportunity to discover the activities of their future potential employers and conversely. From this partnership, students gain job opportunities and employers can recruit excellently trained colleagues that they have come to know.

LIVE graduates and postgraduates will have an ideal background to use their broad expert view on vaccinology to manage the development and creation of new products or services in this field or even start up completely new companies.

Where do LIVE graduates work?

LIVE graduates go on to work across the world after completing their studies. There are employment opportunities for LIVE graduates across Europe as well as in other developed and developing countries. The international and multicultural nature of the LIVE course endows graduates with the skills needed to adapt many different working environments and cultures, allowing these accomplished young professionals to start their careers.

Students are enrolled to run the LIVE programme with a qualification equivalent to 180 ECTS (bachelor level), and then they acquire 120 ECTS during the two-year LIVE Master programme. With these minimum 300 ECTS after the LIVE Master, LIVE graduates are welcome to Ph.D. programmes. Applicants interested in doctoral studies are encouraged to consider the more than 15 PhD programmes funded by our associated partners. However, they are free to target the PhD programme of their choice worldwide and they enjoy using the LIVE family networking to find a great venue for doctoral studies with experts either in cutting-edge science or in a complementary multidisciplinary field: from 2018 to 2022, 57% of the LIVE graduates have pursued doctoral studies.

Alumni further education and gender distribution among those pursuing a PhD

Apart involvement in fundamental research, the LIVE degree is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge they need to work in any domain of the vaccinology chain. This includes early preclinical research, clinical research and development, quality assurance and control, legislative procedures, vaccine manufacturing, logistics, project management, consulting, science communication, epidemiology & public health policy. While many graduates begin their careers in research, many opportunities also exist in communication, quality control, and health policy.

Alumni employment after graduation  

Last updated : June 27, 2023