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.

Gain new knowledge and skills

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.

Internships and employer links

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.

The Internships and employer links page provides further details on how we work with employers and the schemes available that give in-company experience and employment to postgraduates.

Career Zone

The Career Zone is our award-winning careers service. Find out more about the services we offer.

Hear how studying for a Masters degree can improve your employability

Listen to our Masters Podcast

Professional development for postgraduate research students

We also provide dedicated skills training for all our PhD researchers, to ensure you make the most of your research professionally as well as academically. Find out more about the services we offer.