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?

As a student in the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science you’ll have access to a wide range of support and guidance to enable you to fulfil your career 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 seminars, 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.

We have developed strong partnerships with organisations in Leeds, across the UK, and worldwide. We have links with faith organisations and religious communities; professional business ethics; health organisations, and museums of science, technology and medicine. Studying with us means you’ll have opportunities to benefit from their insight, and make new connections. There may also 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 for a PhD.

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

What do our graduates do?

Our students go on to a huge range of different careers, including teaching, journalism, marketing, management consultancy, finance, arts administration, work in the charities sector, publishing, media, museums and libraries.

They work for organisations such as:

  • University of Leeds
  • University of Oxford
  • Department of Work and Pensions
  • NHS Digital
  • Technische Universität Berlin.

The skills I have gained from Leeds have helped me greatly because I learned to be empathetic to all points of view, whilst being able to critically reason. I am also better equipped to answer questions I receive from the young people I work with.


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 through our award winning SPARK programme. We also offer enterprise scholarships to help you get started.

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. There is also a dedicated postgraduate society.

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.