Your career

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Whether you want to enhance your employability, change career direction or deepen your knowledge of a subject you are passionate about before pursuing a research degree, our Masters can help you on your journey.

You'll enhance your transferable skills such as critical thinking, team working and project management, as well as advancing your research methods. You'll also have access to career and development support which has helped our alumni progress into a variety of rewarding careers.

Career destinations

Graduates have gone on to have careers in politics, the Civil Service, the media, non-governmental organisations and international organisations such as the UN and World Bank, as well as roles in the private sector.

Recent destinations have included roles in Parliament as well as public relations, teaching, management, and research and development positions.

Continuing into research

Our Masters degrees are also an ideal foundation for a PhD and many graduates who have a real passion for their subject have gone on to pursue careers in research or academia both in the UK and abroad.

Find out more about research degree opportunities.

Careers support

A Masters can help you to stand out in today’s competitive job market. Helping you recognise and communicate your development, our award-winning Careers Centre is on hand to support you from day one, with services and resources including:

  • career guidance appointments
  • support with your CV
  • mock interviews and advice
  • careers fairs and employer presentations
  • access to a vacancy database advertising local, national and global vacancies.

You will also have access to the Leeds Network — an online careers networking tool where you can find out about career opportunities from our alumni across the globe.