Careers

A Masters degree from Leeds can help you to stand out in a competitive and international job market. Our courses will help you to develop your professional skills and advance in your chosen career.

7th in the UK for graduate recruitment

The Graduate Market in 2018, High Fliers Research

A Masters degree can improve a range of skills that are highly sought after by employers. If you’re thinking of an academic career, the advanced skills you acquire as a postgraduate will help prepare you for your next step as a researcher working towards a PhD or MPhil.

Career planning

If you study at Leeds you’ll have access to support and advice from our expert careers advisors. Our Careers Centre recognises the skills you’ll gain from a Masters degree and will help you to market yourself to employers.

You’ll be able to get a variety of support at Leeds including:

  • individual career guidance
  • advice on CV writing and interview skills
  • careers fairs, workshops and presentations
  • access to online resources including careers and sector insights
  • job search and graduate assessment centre preparation

More than 650 national and international employers target our students and visit campus each year, including Teach First, PwC, Unilever, the European Civil Service, Leeds City Council, L’Oréal, Marks and Spencer, Mars and Jaguar Land Rover.

During your time with us you can take advantage of professional development and networking opportunities such as workshops and academic seminars. You can also develop industry links through our Alumni Leeds Network – a careers networking tool where you can find out about career opportunities from our alumni across the globe.

Industry relevant

We've got strong links with industry both in the UK and abroad. We have close partnerships with leading organisations including Jaguar Land Rover, Opera North, Procter & Gamble, AstraZeneca, Unilever, Volvo and Yorkshire Water.

Many of our academics work closely with business and industry as consultants and practitioners and their knowledge will inform your education, ensuring it is relevant.

Start your own business

If you are considering starting your own business then we can support you. Spark, our business start-up service is based at our Careers Centre with a dedicated team of advisors who can help you develop your idea into a viable business.

This support includes:

•    business advice and mentoring
•    access to grants and funding
•    networking events and workshops

Leeds for Life 

Our Leeds for Life initiative helps you to develop and demonstrate your skills and experience. You're given access to exclusive opportunities and the Leeds for Life system which helps you to record your activities and achievements which will help you when applying for jobs. Leeds for Life grants are available for volunteering projects and specific personal development.