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. 

Use our Research Explorer to find information on our researchers, publications and projects.

Employers, large and small

Employers from all over the UK and beyond target our graduates.

Almost 3,700 recruiters advertise jobs, exhibit at fairs and present on campus, taking 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.