Ranked 19th in the world for employability, the University of Edinburgh is a reliable choice for a postgraduate education with prospects.
We encourage and support you to plan and work towards your career goals, and offer a wealth of guidance and initiatives to help you take your career in the right direction.
Our award-winning Careers Service provides advice and support whatever your plans for the future, including careers in research.
We offer workshops throughout the year that are open to all postgraduate students, plus sessions specifically for international students.
The Careers Service has a team dedicated to developing our already strong links with employers from all industries and employment sectors, from the world’s top recruiters to small local enterprises.
We provide a programme of opportunities for students to meet employers on campus and online.
Edinburgh is involved in the Making the Most of Masters project, which builds links between employers and universities to create opportunities for postgraduate students to do their dissertation projects in partnership with a range of local, national and international employees across a number of sectors.
LAUNCH.ed is the University’s award-winning programme for student entrepreneurs. Each year, LAUNCH.ed works with hundreds of students to help them start new businesses.
Since 2005 we have helped Edinburgh students and alumni launch more than 120 businesses, of which 85% are still trading.
Edinburgh is one of six UK-wide Beacons for Public Engagement, so if you are interested in promoting your research to wider audiences you will have access to resources, events and funding opportunities to help you develop the necessary skills and experience to do so.
The University has elected to support the Doctorate Extension Scheme. This means international students completing a PhD or other doctorate-level qualification on a Tier 4 visa may be eligible to apply to stay in the UK for employment for an additional 12 months with extended support from the University as your sponsor.
The scheme allows you more time to find work with a Tier 2 employer, gain practical experience or set up as an entrepreneur.
This article was published on Oct 30, 2013