Career development and employability

At the University of Stirling, we’re proud of our commitment to equipping students with life-long career management and employability skills.

We work with our business and public sector partners to ensure that our postgraduate degrees will enhance your career employability. 96% of our graduates were in employment or further study 15 months after graduation (Graduate Outcomes 2020-21, HESA).

Our postgraduate courses offer you plenty of hands-on experience, career support and unique opportunities to work with businesses across the globe. Our courses will help you progress to higher levels within many careers and professions.

Careers Service

Stirling’s Careers Service offers high-quality careers information, education and guidance, along with a range of resources to help you to make informed career decisions and develop life-long career management skills

At Stirling, one of our top priorities is to enhance your employability through top-quality education and cutting-edge research. Everything you do while you’re studying with us is designed to help you build the skills to be the difference and be noticed by potential employers.

infographic: 96% of our graduates

96% of our graduates

were in employment or further study 15 months after graduation

Graduate Outcomes 2020-21, HESA

Institute for Advanced Studies

Our Institute for Advanced Studies runs a range of training and skills development courses and workshops designed around the Vitae Researcher Development Framework.

We also offer you the chance to take part in:

  • conferences
  • academic School committees
  • teaching undergraduates
  • supervising research
  • joining your professional body
  • work placements or shadowing
  • voluntary work

Broaden your skills

Alongside academic achievement and knowledge, employers are also looking for transferable skills, personal qualities and experience enhanced by postgraduate study. Our postgraduate degrees incorporate activities that’ll help you with job applications and interview skills, including:

  • self-discipline and motivation
  • teamworking, collaboration and networking
  • lateral and creative thinking
  • ability to challenge procedures and offer alternatives
  • project management skills

At Stirling, we know how important it is that you complement your academic study and research by developing these transferable skills.

Contact us

If you have any questions about Postgraduate Research at Stirling, please contact us.