High levels of employability

96.4% of our postgraduate students go on to work and/or further study within fifteen months of graduating.

So, if you want to improve your career prospects – and maximise your earnings in the future – Huddersfield may well be the place for you.

*HESA Graduate Outcomes 2017/18, UK domiciled graduates.

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.

We are joint second for National Teaching Fellowships which mark Britain’s best lecturers in Higher Education, winning a total of 17 since 2008 (2020 data). Also, Huddersfield is the only UK University where 100% of the permanent teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.*

*Permanent staff, after probation: some recently appointed colleagues will only obtain recognition in the months after their arrival in Huddersfield, once they have started teaching. 

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.

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. Many have gone on to make an impact in a wide range of industries, organisations and even through starting their own business.

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