A guide to
postgraduate life

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Weighing up your options

After finishing your undergraduate degree, or following a break from education, there are lots of options to consider.

Kristina Zubac

Kristina Zubac

Master of Science by Research

Huy Le

Huy Le

Digital Media MA

Straight into work

You could start applying for work in order to find a suitable role for when you finish your undergraduate degree. This could involve valuable ‘on the job’ training, or even be part of a graduate scheme. Taking this option would allow you to start earning money and gaining practical experience for your future career.

Taking a break

Another option is to take some time out from studying and full-time work to explore your future goals and get to know yourself and your skills better. You could spend this year gaining experience in the voluntary sector or pursue a dream of working abroad.

Continuing your studies

You might decide to continue to study at postgraduate level, with a taught or research degree. This could help you to specialise in a specific area, perhaps one that you found interesting in your earlier education, but would have liked more time to explore. Postgraduate study might give you the advantage you need in a competitive jobs market, allowing you to apply for more specialised or senior positions. This next step could also allow you to explore the idea of a career in academic research and teaching. It gives you the opportunity to develop your skills as an independent researcher and can also offer the chance to gain teaching experience.

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Postgraduate study might give you the advantage you need in a competitive jobs market, allowing you to apply for more specialised or senior positions.

Franklin Owusu-Antwi

Franklin Owusu-Antwi

Graduated Global Logistics And Supply Chain Management MSc 2010

I decided to enter into consultancy and set up FLOGIC – a supply chain consulting firm, specialising in mainly defence logistics and capability support services.

The industry experience I received during my time at the University of Huddersfield, such as field trips and company visits on campus, gave me the drive and can-do attitude to approach things differently in the commercial world.

Franklin Owusu-Antwi

Franklin Owusu-Antwi

Graduated Global Logistics And Supply Chain Management MSc 2010

I decided to enter into consultancy and set up FLOGIC – a supply chain consulting firm, specialising in mainly defence logistics and capability support services.

The industry experience I received during my time at the University of Huddersfield, such as field trips and company visits on campus, gave me the drive and can-do attitude to approach things differently in the commercial world.