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Be career-ready

At the University of Stirling, one of our top priorities is to enhance your employability through high-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.

96% of our postgraduate leavers are in employment or further study within six months of graduating

(Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016/17)

Our graduates stand out. As a Stirling student you’ll not only achieve a qualification, but leave campus equipped with life-changing skills. Our graduates are motivated, self-confident, digitally aware, enterprising individuals who are making an impact on the world stage.

Developing your career

Our world-leading academics will help you to develop the specialist industry knowledge you’ll need to make an impact in your chosen field – but it’s our dedicated Careers and Employability Service that will help you to hone those skills and transfer them to the workplace. The Careers and Employability Service provides a range of resources and support to help you make informed career decisions, achieve your goals and develop the tools that will enable you to excel in your career and throughout your life. Our extensive services include:

  • One-to-one advice and guidance
  • CV, application and selection checks and advice
  • Careers events, workshops and fairs where you can meet employers
  • Wide-ranging resources including practice psychometric testing, personality profiling and video interviewing software
  • Access to a wide range of part-time, volunteering, internship and graduate opportunities

Discover more about our Careers and Employability Service.

Making the Most of Masters

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One of the best ways to make the most of your time at Stirling is to test your skills in a real business environment. Our award winning ‘Making the Most of Masters’ programme gives you the opportunity to undertake your dissertation with a business organisation to address a genuine business need. It’s a chance for you to get invaluable experience and improve your employability.

Find out how you can take on a work-based project as part of Making the Most of Masters.

International careers

If you’re thinking about returning to your home country or working abroad once you graduate, we provide support, information and links to key international job search resources such as GoinGlobal and access to employers and alumni worldwide.

Developing leaders of the future

The University of Stirling Management School’s innovative Flying Start Leadership Programme engages students in a range of activities to develop valuable personal skills and prepare them for their postgraduate journey. During the first two weeks of their studies, students take part in a number of challenges designed to enhance their understanding of self and set personal goals.

Student Enterprise

We love new ideas. We’re constantly encouraging our students and researchers to think outside the box and experiment with new ideas to be the difference in their respective fields.

Through our unique Student Enterprise Programme and University of Stirling Innovation Park, we take pride in offering student entrepreneurs the ideal space to create, collaborate and dream.

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