A postgraduate qualification is a great way to improve your professional prospects, change your career path or master your passion. At Huddersfield we're proud that 97.8% of our postgraduate students go on to work and/or further study within fifteen months of graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes 2020/21, UK domiciled). Postgraduate degrees and research are challenging, inspiring and can make a huge difference to your professional life. In fact, the average starting salary of our postgraduates is £33.9K per annum (HESA Graduate Outcomes 2020/21, UK domiciled).
A postgraduate qualification will allow you to stand out from the crowd with specialist knowledge, expertise and skills or even allow you to change career direction entirely.
Whatever your reasons, studying at Huddersfield means that you’ll have access to great employment support through our Careers and Employability Service – not just whilst you’re here, but throughout your working life.
If you’re currently employed, don’t let that stop you from looking into postgraduate study, many employers support their staff by contributing towards the cost of study and we offer part-time and distance learning options for our courses.
There are many professional benefits and managers often understand the value a postgraduate course can offer, particularly the valuable knowledge and skills that can be related to your workplace or professional practice.
If you’re considering self-employment, freelance work or starting your own business then our Enterprise Team is here to give you a head start. Based in the Enterprise Hub, they offer free support to help get your business off the ground, including one-to-one business advice, workshops, office and meeting space and networking opportunities. Their Enterprise for Life offer means that you can access all of this support as a graduate too.
Our students have first hand experience of what our university is like. Find out what they've loved about their experience at Huddersfield below:
Graduate / Human Resources Manager at Huddersfield Town Football Club
“The University of Huddersfield has played a significant role in my life and I credit the education I received as a direct influence on the career opportunities I’ve had. Achieving a professional qualification in the Business School has enabled me to pursue different roles with the confidence that I have the training and knowledge to be an asset."
Student - MSc Digital Marketing
"The University has the best staff that dedicate their time and effort to make sure they are delivering the best teaching possible. The facilities are also amazing, and the support continues after you graduate too. The teaching on my course is split between online lectures and on-campus workshops. This hybrid way of learning provides me with a high level of flexibility, as well as ensuring I maintain social connection, development, and networking opportunities, and access to the campus and facilities."
Student - Investigative Psychology PhD
“I never considered doing a postgraduate degree at another university, mostly due to the incredible staff and lecturers who not only helped me with my Master’s application but who have also been there with me all the way through my studies, even now while I’m doing my PhD. The patience and support they have given me has helped in all aspects of my educational and career prospects."
Our postgraduate courses can help your future career, see our postgraduate students discuss how their future has been changed by the University of Huddersfield
Our Postgraduate Open Days are an opportunity for you to learn more about this advanced level of study and the options and support available to you.
Our Postgraduate and Research Prospectus is your go-to guide for exploring the ins and outs of postgraduate life at Huddersfield.
Details on how to apply for our postgraduate taught courses and research programmes.