London School of Economics

London School of Economics

PhD & Post-Doctorate Programs

London School of Economics

PhD & Post-Doctorate Programs

Advanced Professional Degree Candidates

We encourage you to explore this site for more information about McKinsey and the recruiting process. We hope to meet you on campus to continue the discussion about why we think McKinsey would be the right place for.

You will be considered as a UK Advanced Professional Degree Student if you are currently pursuing a PhD, a Post-Doc or if you hold a Marshall, Rhodes, or Gates Scholarship. If you have already graduated and have worked for more than half a year after finishing your PhD, you will be considered as an experienced hire.

Please note that in UK Master students as well as MDs are not considered APD applicants and will be considered for business analyst positions.

Have more questions about your candidacy or the APD application and interview process?

Read our APD Tips here or contact us by email at

Recruiting team

Class of '11

Amy Challen

Recruiting lead

Anna Parda


Campus Calendar

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Sep 28 2017

London PhD Workshop

Are you a PhD student or a Scholar and want to learn more about management consulting? Are you eager to learn how to present with confidence? 
If so, why not join us for an interactive workshop, in which you will have the opportunity to do both?

Our workshop, led jointly by the McKinsey Team and the National Theatre's Theatherworks trainers, will give the participants the chance to, not only take part in an interactive case study but also the opportunity, to explore and develop their own skills in relation to how they present themselves and how to get their message across effectively.

For more information click here

Oct 26 2017

Junior Associate application deadline

12:00 AM

This is main application deadline for candidates interested in London office and all international McKinsey office with the exception of US offices.

For more information and to apply please click here.

I am so glad I kept an open mind about what I could do with my Economics PhD degree and that I chose a career at McKinsey.

Elizabeth Foote

Class of '11

Opportunities for Advanced Professional Degree Candidates

Many advanced professional degree candidates join us as an associate or junior associate consultants (positions vary based on office and experience). APD candidates may also consider applying for an associate or business analyst internship position depending on degree or work experience, usually for the summer prior to their penultimate year of their program; timing of internships can vary based on your academic schedule. Please note that the London office does not offer internships to APD students.

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