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Employability of master’s students

Employability is central to master’s study at Manchester – we teach you to think critically and analytically, and develop skills that employers value.

Beyond your master's you can get involved in extracurricular activities and experiences that will stretch your abilities. And with an award-winning careers service and a host of employer events taking place on campus, you’ll have dedicated support and opportunities to get a head start in your career.

Access to employers, large and small

Employers from all over the UK and beyond target our students. More than 600 recruiters visit our campus and 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

Opportunities beyond your master's

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.