Careers and employability

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The University of Leeds has an excellent reputation with employers both in the UK and abroad. We're currently 7th in the UK for targeting by the largest number of top employers (The Graduate Market in 2018) and 70th in the world for graduate employability (QS World University Rankings 2018).

Our BA Liberal Arts degree will provide you with highly-developed transferable skills, including: analysis; combining of perspectives from different subject areas; intellectual versatility; communication; debating; project management; critical thinking; teamwork and presentation techniques.Throughout your studies you’ll be expertly guided in the effective use of your skills, ensuring you’ll be excellently prepared for work or further study following graduation.

Within this course there are many opportunities to gain new skills and enhance your career prospects. For example, our research placement module gives you the chance to gain valuable experience in developing research associations and relationships with professionals outside of the University.

There is also extensive careers and employability support available across the University, including: