A Masters degree can really help you to stand out in today’s competitive job market. If you choose a course related to your desired career you will develop specialist knowledge which will set you apart from the rest. Even if you’re planning to change career path you will still significantly advance your analytical and personal skills which 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 support

Our Careers Centre recognises the advantage a Masters degree can provide in achieving your career goals. From day one you will have access to support and advice from our expert career advisors to help you market yourself to employers by showing your skills and personal qualities in their best light.

There is a variety of support available including:
  • careers guidance  appointments
  • CV writing and interview advice
  • careers fairs, workshops and presentations
  • access to online resources including careers and sector insights and vacancy database

They can also help you to obtain internships or work experience placements, so you can learn new skills, build your network of contacts and potentially explore different career paths.

Professional development 

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 – an online careers networking tool where you can find out about career opportunities from our alumni across the globe.

Start your own business

If you have a business idea and 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