Employability skills

Pursuing a postgraduate degree in the College of Arts and Law offers you the opportunity to explore your chosen area of interest in depth, as well as developing your knowledge and understanding in a subject area about which you are truly passionate.

Beyond the transferable skills that you will take with you into the workplace, your postgraduate qualification will give you the chance to engage in critical enquiry, to grow as a scholar and even to become an expert in your field.

Your degree will provide excellent preparation for employment and this will be further enhanced by the employability skills training offered through the College of Arts and Law Graduate School. This includes a series of talks delivered by senior academics within the College of Arts and Law, giving some insights into their professional journeys as well as some guidance for those about to embark on their careers.

Employability statistics

Over the last five years, 93.2% of taught postgraduates and 94.1% of research postgraduates from the College of Arts and Law have been in work and/or further study just six months after graduating. The two charts below show the breakdown of these statistics for each year, for taught postgraduate and research postgraduate respondents.

employability charts