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. This is evidenced by 96% of our postgraduate leavers finding a positive destination, including work or further study, within six months of completing their degree (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016/17).

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

Careers and Employability Service

Stirling’s Careers and Employability 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 postgraduate leavers

96% of our postgraduate leavers

are in employment or further study within fifteen months of graduating

Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020, 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.

Graduate admissions

If you have any questions about postgraduate study please contact us.