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Career development

Our postgraduates have several opportunities to gain valuable work experience tutoring or mentoring undergraduates.  Postgraduate researchers in particular have opportunities to teach and tutor on our undergraduate modules.

In partnership with the Careers Centre and as part of the Leeds for Life project, we provide bespoke advice in adapting your skills, CVs and experience as History students to employer expectations and offer you one-to-one appointments with a careers advisor who comes to the school every week.

Your academic development

During your studies, you have the opportunity to refine your existing skills and further develop your academic ability.

For Masters students, this development is focused upon in the HIST5000 Research Methodology module which you take in your first semester. This course incorporates workshops on primary research, academic writing, publication and spoken presentations, and introduces you to historiographical debate. The module ends with a two-day conference where you get the chance to present research to staff and students, and to receive collective advice and encouragement.

In our last postgraduate survey, all our students agreed that they were more confident after studying on our MA courses. 

Academic development is naturally built upon during your PhD studies, and your allocated supervisor will play an important, personal role in offering advice about subject-specific research progress, networks and publication. Our Director of Postgraduate Research offers advice at another level, keeping you informed about funding, employment and future research opportunities, as well as with research seminars and activities within the school.

Useful links

University and College Union - Continuing Professional Development website, with useful information and links to help you in your career.

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