Postgraduate careers

Here at Stirling, we help postgraduates to realise their potential. When they leave Stirling, they may follow a career path or continue with further study or research. Recent figures show that, six months after graduation, 86% of Stirling UK and International postgraduates were working or had moved onto further study.

(Higher Education Statistics Agency, 2010)


Improve your employment prospects

A University of Stirling postgraduate qualification improves your chances of employment. More and more employers are seeking the enhanced skills that postgraduate students have, allowing them to enter a wide range of career sectors.

Broaden your skills

Alongside academic achievement, employers are also looking for transferable skills, appropriate personal qualities and relevant work experience. In particular, they like to see:

At Stirling, we know how important it is that you complement your academic study/research by developing these transferable skills. That is why we offer you the chance to take part in:

Working after study

If you have come to Stirling from outside the UK, you can apply to stay and work in the UK for up to two years after you are awarded your qualification, under the new points-based immigration system.

Throughout the year we offer you activities that help with your job application and interview skills, including information sessions to help you complete your immigration application.

How the Careers and Employability Service Can Help

Our Careers and Employability Service (CES) provides resources that can help you make informed career decisions, pursue your goals effectively and develop skills that will help you manage your career throughout your life.

Careers Guidance

Careers Information

Careers Education

The Careers and Employability Service is situated in room  of the Cottrell Building and is open Monday to Friday between 9am – 5pm.

Further information is available: Careers and Employability Service Cottrell Building
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+ 44 (0) 1786 466022
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