A postgraduate degree is a challenging and rewarding experience. At Leeds, we help you make the most of your time by offering a wide range of opportunities so you’re ready for whatever you choose to do next.

Along with gaining in-depth subject knowledge from your studies, you will also develop high-level transferable skills such as critical thinking, team working and project management, helping you stand out from the competition.

You will develop advanced research skills through your dissertation or final project and become a confident, articulate and highly employable graduate. We work with you to make the most of your potential, so you have plenty to offer wherever you want to go.

Your faculty or school may run its own employability programme specific to your discipline giving you access to industry advice, workshops and employer events. Our award-winning Careers Centre also has plenty of resources and support to help you understand your strengths and market yourself to employers.

Internships and work experience

The Careers Centre can help you find an internship or work experience placement, allowing you to learn new skills, build your network of contacts and potentially explore different career paths.


A fantastic way to enhance your employability and develop new skills is volunteering – and it’s a rewarding way to make a difference.


The library offers an array of support to help you sharpen your skills. From academic reading and writing to referencing, computing, time management and presentation skills, you will benefit from extensive online resources as well as workshops on issues such as researching and writing your dissertation.

Preparing for further study

You may decide to carry on studying after your Masters degree. Comprehensive research training is also available, including workshops on writing research proposals and applications for grant funding – excellent preparation for either further research or employment after you graduate.

Alumni networks

When you graduate you will automatically become part of our community of 220,000 Leeds alumni in more than 180 countries. You’ll have access to a range of benefits and services, including use of our libraries and a special rate at our sports centre. There’s even the Leeds Network, an online career networking platform where you can find out about different career options from Leeds alumni working in that sector.