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Your career prospects

A postgraduate degree from Manchester opens the door to a world of opportunity. We’ll give you the tools to take control of your career, putting you on an upward trajectory and giving you a head start on the competition. 

How we’ll connect you

Our academics

If you aspire to become an academic, nothing beats working with role models whose research underpins their teaching. Our award-winning website, An Academic Career, gives you the chance to hear our academics’ advice to help plan your academic future. 

Employers, large and small

Employers from all over the UK and beyond target our graduates. More than 600 recruiters visit our campus and our recruitment fairs each year. Hundreds more employers and alumni take part in our mentoring programmes, specialist careers information events and online activities. Our careers service advertises over 6,000 jobs annually.

A careers service that really understands postgraduates

Postgraduates are central to the work of our careers service. From your first day you’ll have access to tailored one-to-one careers support from consultants with expertise in helping postgraduates. Our extensive careers website includes specialist sections for postgraduates and international students. We run postgraduate careers talks and events, and keep you up to date with career news through our postgraduate careers blog and Twitter feed

Make your own connections

In Manchester you’re part of an international community, in a city with a history of revolutionising the world, and you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the possibilities this affords. You can apply your skills by volunteering, making a difference to yourself and to others, or you can communicate your passion for your subject via our public engagement programmes. Employers who look for that ‘something special’ will really start to notice you.

You couldn’t be in a better place to begin your life’s work.

We’ve had a strong history of recruitment from The University of Manchester for many years, including postgraduates.  Successful Manchester candidates have all been energetic and creative, with a clear focus on delivering exceptional customer service.” Jenny Taylor, Foundation Manager (Graduate, Apprenticeship and Student Schemes), IBM UK.