Careers Service

Taught postgraduates

Information and advice for taught postgraduates on your career options, job search, marketing yourself and making the most of your time as a student.

Planning your year

A suggested schedule of activities to help you explore your career options, make informed decisions and successfully move on from your postgraduate degree.

What can you do with your degree?

A broad overview of your career options and information on the destinations of University of Edinburgh postgraduates.

Moving onto a PhD

If you are considering continuing with your studies pursuing a research degree, most commonly a PhD, then you will find useful information on this page. If you are considering any other form of further study see the general further study section of this site.

Job search

Many of you will want to go straight into employment on completion of your postgraduate degree. This section gives you an overview of the labour market for taught postgraduates in the UK as well as job search advice.

Marketing yourself effectively

Whatever your reasons for doing a postgraduate degree, you will want to make sure employers value the additional experience you are gaining as well as what you can offer through prior experiences. This page outlines how you can market yourself effectively to prospective employers.

Supporting taught postgraduates

Resources to help taught postgraduate students to engage with their studies effectively and achieve academically, take opportunities for career enhancement, and to make successful career decisions.

Supporting taught postgraduates