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Go further in your career with a master's at Bath

Take advantage of the careers support and guidance we offer and make yourself more employable while studying for your master's.

Invest in your future

With courses designed to prepare you for the workplace and employability support tailored to your needs, you can reach your career goals with a master's from Bath.

Being a Bath student is about more than just studying for your degree. By making the most of the opportunities available here, you’ll gain experience and skills which will help you plan your career path and increase your employability.

We can help you make important decisions about the type of career you want. By the time you graduate, you should have an idea of what you want to do and know the steps you need to take.

We’re ranked 6th for graduate prospects by the Complete University Guide 20231, so investing time in your employability skills now means you too could become one of the UK's most sought-after graduates.

Receive practical support

As a Bath master's student, you can get in touch with the Careers Service throughout your time here and after you graduate.

Whether you're certain about your career goals or you need guidance to help you decide, you can access employability support from the Careers Service.

The support on offer includes:

  • guidance on understanding the job market
  • feedback on applications, CVs, and cover letters
  • interview practice
  • advice on wellbeing at work
  • learning to network

The Careers Service also holds regular events and fairs in person and online so you can meet with potential employers in your area of interest.

International guidance

As an international student, you can get tailored support from the Careers Service, whether you want to find a job in the UK or overseas. The team can also help with interview skills if English is not your first language.

For information on staying in the UK to work, you can get in touch with the Student Immigration Service. You can also find out more about Graduate visas, including eligibility requirements and how to apply.

Use MyFuture careers resources

MyFuture is an online resource for all Bath students and graduates where you can:

  • book careers advice appointments
  • book your place at careers fairs, employer presentations, seminars, and skills workshops
  • search for internships and graduate-level opportunities from employers directly targeting Bath students and graduates
  • access online workshops, videos, and interactive activities to help you identify what you want from your career

You'll have access to MyFuture after registering as a student at the University.

A student meeting an employer at a careers fair.

Develop skills to prepare you for work

Skills support

As a Bath student, you can use our Skills Centre's courses and resources to develop the skills employers are looking for. You can:

  • learn a new language
  • get more confident speaking English
  • improve your writing skills
  • learn to solve maths problems
  • develop your digital abilities


While here, you can sign up for the SETsquared Entrepreneurship Programme, to equip yourself with the skills, contacts, and confidence for business start-up success.

Vertically Integrated Projects (VIPs)

You can also take part in a VIP and work with academic staff, PhD researchers, and other students to focus on addressing global issues at a local level. You'll apply research techniques to real-world problems, as well as develop your collaboration, communication, and adaptability skills.

Learn about VIPs from students who've taken part
A team of students taking part in a SETsquared presentation.

Make more of your time at Bath

During your master's at Bath, make sure you take part in some of the extracurricular activities on offer. You can develop transferable skills to impress employers, improve your CV, and make more contacts for the future.

As a Bath master's student, you'll automatically become a member of our Students' Union, The SU, which represents our community of postgraduate students.

Through The SU, you can use your time at Bath to broaden your range of skills and experience, for example, by:

These activities can help you develop transferrable skills like:

  • team working
  • leadership
  • communication
  • organisation
  • problem-solving
  • adaptability

They also make a great addition to your CV and show employers that you like to get involved in your community and support those around you.

Our graduates' stories

Bath graduates are highly valued and sought after by leading graduate employers. Find out what some of our master's graduates went on to do.

Nav Sawhney

'If you're thinking about what you want to do next, a master’s course is a great opportunity to train in an area that interests you.'
Nav Sawhney (MSc Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development, 2020)

Nav now runs his own social enterprise.
Read more of Nav's story.

Krupa Nanda Kumar

'Both the School of Management and the University’s Careers Service provided guidance from the very beginning of my studies.'
Krupa Nanda Kumar (MSc Innovation and Technology Management, 2019)

Krupa now works in the space industry.
Read more of Krupa's story.

Kamakshi Purushottamlal Khandelwal

'The best part about the careers support at the University is the arrangement of one-on-one meetings with advisors. I also received feedback on my CV.'
Kamakshi Purushottamlal Khandelwal (MSc International Management)

Kamakshi is now looking to attain a qualification from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Read more of Kamakshi's story.

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  1. Based on data from UK domiciled, full-time, first-degree students.