Taught postgraduates – current and recent

All our careers staff are experienced in supporting our taught masters (includes MA, MSc, MRes etc), postgraduate diploma and certificate students.

We recognise that your experience and career ambitions are different from our undergraduates and tailor our support accordingly.

Whether you’re just starting out, are an experienced professional or changing career, we have the resources and people to help you manage and develop your career.

Try our online career planning resources - just for taught postgraduates

We understand that you’re on an intensive programme, with a lot of employer and postgraduate recruitment activities taking place in the autumn, often shortly after you start. Our resources and services will help you find your way through this important time.

Access our on demand online resources, specifically for taught postgraduates:

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Taught postgraduates: which jobs should I consider?

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The recruitment year for taught postgraduates

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Thinking of a PhD?

Make the most of your taught postgraduate study

How can you really make your taught postgraduate programme work for your career and future?

Our interactive resource looks at

  • How to build your experience, skills, connections, knowledge and insights throughout your programme - and for those at the end of their programmes, reminds you how far you have come.
  • How to really understand what recruiters are looking for - both employers and potential academic supervisors
  • How to promote your taught postgraduate experience effectively to help employers and academics understand the benefit you could bring

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Making the most of your taught postgraduate study

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Further careers support

As you’re a postgraduate, we know that planning your career needs to be accessible as to suit your busy schedule. Therefore, we've focused on making as much support as possible both self-service and available 24/7.

Careers events, including talks and workshops, employers and alumni activities

Join in the wide range of sessions including workshops, employer webinars, careers fairs, our "meet the professionals" alumni panels and career skills sessions to boost your professional profile, including our popular LinkedIn workshops

Many of our events, particularly those including employers and alumni, run only once a year - keep track of what's on when so you don't miss out. Find out more with:

News and updates

Look out for regular postgraduate careers tips with our monthly careers newsletters, specifically for taught postgraduates. Keep up with our blog and social media for the latest articles, news and tips for all students.

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