We have former postgraduates now employed with a range of blue chip organisations including Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Reuters and GlaxoSmithKline, and in the public sector, within the National Health Service, local government and the Armed Forces. A number of postgraduate students have also gone onto set up successful careers running their own business.
Our Careers and Employment Services offer a wealth of expertise, career opportunities and useful resources that you can take advantage of during your time at the University. These include workshops specifically designed for PhD or Masters students which, for example, seek to improve job hunting skills or interview techniques.
In addition, many academic schools also offer specialist careers staff to help you find graduate level employment relevant to your chosen specialist subject area.
Exeter postgraduates have a high success rate at graduate level work within major multinational companies and in the public sector, helped by our reputation and relationships with employers who regularly attend careers fairs held on campus. By working closely with industry to understand their needs, we design postgraduate programmes which produce graduates with the knowledge and skills that businesses tell us they require, which can open up doors for Exeter postgraduates.
Our links with employers page provides further details on how we work with employers and the schemes available that give in-company experience and employment to postgraduates.
Our range of interdisciplinary and vocational Masters programmes can provide the opportunity to gain a postgraduate qualification in a completely new area to your undergraduate subject, and improve your employment opportunities as a result.
Entry requirements for many of our postgraduate programmes are flexible enough to enable students from a variety of disciplines and academic institutions to pursue a postgraduate qualification at Exeter, with the added benefit the reputation a top-10 university can bring to your CV.