Why choose Huddersfield?
If you’re thinking of studying with us at the University of Huddersfield, then you’ll want to know the reasons why we’ll help you stand out from your competition in the jobs market.
Take a look through some reasons why you should make the University of Huddersfield your first choice – we’re really proud of what we offer our students and we’re sure you’ll be impressed...
Placements and sandwich courses are a key part of student life at Huddersfield. We know how much employers value graduates who have real-world experience on their CV and that is why we encourage all our students to make the most of the opportunities available during your time at Huddersfield. Read more about placement opportunities.
Huddersfield has a fantastic record of graduate employability. It’s testament to the confidence employers have in Huddersfield graduates and an important reason to come to Huddersfield. Plus we’re one of the UK’s top providers of sandwich courses, enabling our students to get that all-important work experience that employers value.
Most of our courses have industry or real world links, with professional placement opportunities giving you a more rounded learning and an important advantage in the jobs market. This experience is vital in helping you understand the wider context of your learning and enables your ultimate transition from student to professional. It also helps you build a network of important contacts to improve your chances of getting a job after graduation. Plus, lots of our courses benefit from visiting industry professionals and/or have a built in professional qualification to give you an edge in the job market.
Award winning teachers with professional experience
Many of our academic staff are influential thinkers and leaders in their field and these qualities filter down throughout our teaching programme, giving you the skills and experience you’ll need when you graduate.
Industry standard facilities
Many courses benefit from industry standard facilities that aim to mirror as closely as possible the real life working environment. Facilities of this calibre not only help to build your confidence and prepare you for the world of work, but the experience can provide a competitive advantage in the jobs market.
Award winning academics with professional experience
Many of our academic staff at Huddersfield are award winning or have professional experience. They are members of relevant professional bodies and some play a key role in informing government policies. Not only will you be learning at the very highest level but you also benefit from their contacts and reputation in the professional world, increasing your chances of employment in your chosen field.
World research ratings
Huddersfield’s staff are committed to excellence. As a postgraduate student at Huddersfield your passion for going further and being the very best that you can be will not only be understood and shared but also nurtured.
Good business links
The University’s links to business are an important part of our postgraduate courses in that they help increase the employability of our graduates. Many postgraduate courses are linked to professional accreditations which will give you a head start in achieving full accreditation later on.
Some courses provide opportunities to work directly with a company on a real world problem that is beyond the capabilities of the company’s team. By getting involved and contributing to what can often be a ground breaking solution you will gain unique insights and experience that could help you stand out in the jobs market.
The University has a wide range of links with high calibre, global companies. Contact with these companies can help you develop a broader, global perspective in your own thinking.
In addition, companies often contribute to the content of our courses helping to ensure their real world relevance and enhance your knowledge and employability.
High levels of employability
An impressive 93.8%* of our postgraduates find employment or go on to further study within six months of graduating, and their average starting salary is £28,600*. So, if you want to improve your career prospects – and maximise your earnings in the future – Huddersfield may well be the place for you.
Choice of courses
Our wide range of courses means you can specialise in an area you’ve never studied before or expand your knowledge in an area you studied at degree level. Some of our courses are linked to national or international issues or areas that are projected to grow - leading to increasing demand for qualified, knowledgeable individuals. Choosing a postgraduate course in a growth area can give you a head start in the employment stakes and help ensure a quicker return on investment from your studies.
Variety of teaching methods
Wherever possible our courses combine a variety of teaching and learning methods enabling you to choose a route that’s right for you.
Our alumni are a great example of what you can achieve as a postgraduate. They have used their postgraduate degrees to transform themselves, their standing in life and their employability. Above all they have used their qualification as a spring board to follow their dreams and progress in their careers.
*Destinations of Leavers Survey 2012/13.
Want to know more?
At Huddersfield, we pride ourselves on our impressive record of getting our students into industry, our high satisfaction levels and excellent teaching standards. Read more about our performance and how we have helped our graduates to achieve their ambition.