Careers and employability

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Our postgraduates go on to a range of different careers and we are proud to offer support and guidance to help you to progress into your chosen career path.

How do we support you?

You’ll have access to a wide range of support and guidance to shape your career and fulfil your aspirations.

Your personal tutor will be a key contact for you. As well as supporting you with your academic studies, they will provide guidance for your career development and making the most of your postgraduate studies.

Involvement in School events such as our student-led postgraduate seminar, the annual postgraduate open day and regular employability events will provide opportunities to network, build leadership skills, become an ambassador for the School and gain experience across numerous situations.

There may be opportunities for you to be involved in undergraduate teaching.

University support

The Library offers an extensive programme of support to develop your academic skills. From academic reading and writing to referencing, computing, time management and presentation skills.

Specialists in the University’s award-winning Careers Centre offer one-to-one guidance sessions to support you to make informed decisions about your career path, understand the wide range of opportunities available and the steps you need to take to pursue your choices. An exclusive vacancy database advertises internship and graduate opportunities for Leeds students.

You’ll be encouraged to attend on-campus events such as graduate recruitment fairs, employer networking and information sessions, and meetings with our alumni.

If you decide to carry on studying after your Masters degree we offer comprehensive research training to help you prepare.

Leeds University Union provides career-related support through the part-time job hub, student societies and other activities throughout the year.


You can access support to help you start your own business. Whether you want to learn about enterprise or become an entrepreneur, we can help you tailor your experience.

Clubs and societies

Leeds University Union has over 300 clubs and societies and you can get involved in lots of great activities and explore your interests. The Union is also home to School Reps who are appointed by students to represent the views and be the voice of students in your School.

What do our graduates do?

Our students go on to a huge range of different careers, including:

  • teaching
  • journalism
  • marketing
  • management consultancy
  • arts administration
  • work in the charities sector
  • publishing
  • media
  • museums and libraries.

Lifelong Learning Centre

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The Lifelong Learning Centre provides support for mature and part-time learners across the University, including advice on how to apply to university and support throughout your studies.