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

Make yourself more employable with our careers support and guidance, as well as opportunities to gain experience and develop new skills while you study.

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 4th for graduate prospects by the Complete University Guide 20241, so investing time in your employability skills now means you too could become one of the UK's most sought-after graduates.

Receive practical careers 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 workshops and one-to-one career appointments to help you:

  • decide on and plan your future career goals
  • understand how to search for jobs more efficiently
  • prepare applications, including developing your CV and cover letter
  • develop a professional online presence
  • prepare for interviews and other recruitment experiences through mock interviews and assessment centre activities

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.

Master's employability support

You'll have plenty of opportunities to boost your employability while studying for your master's. Hear from our students, alumni, and Careers Service staff about the resources available to you.

Gain valuable work-place experience

Choosing a master's with a work placement or internship could give you real-world experience and help you make useful contacts during your studies.

Some of our postgraduate courses offer a placement or internship, giving you the chance to work in a business or organisation directly related to your area of study.

Placements usually last up to 12 months and can be based in the UK or another country. Some placements are paid so you could earn a salary while you work.

Solve a real-world business challenge as part of your degree

As part of some of our courses, you can choose to do the Practice Track to use your skills and knowledge to take on a project with an external organisation.

During your master's, you could be offered the chance to complete a Practice Track (also called a Consultancy Project) instead of a dissertation.

The Practice Track is a consultancy or research-based project with a real-world organisation. It gives you the chance to demonstrate your skills and expertise in a practical way and can help you to stand out in a competitive job market.

International guidance

How we support overseas students to enhance their employability.

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.

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Entrepreneurship support

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 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.

Positions of responsibility

There are also a number of opportunities to get involved with activities organised through the Students’ Union.

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.

Watch our video about how to enhance your employability while you study.

Skills support

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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

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.

Louisa Ayebare

'I think having a degree like this from a university like Bath will stand you in good stead. I have a stronger CV now and have been able to progress my career.'
Louisa Ayebare (MSc Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development, 2021)

Louisa now works as a consultant at the World Health Organisation in Geneva. Read more of Louisa'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.

Fox Furrokh

'The coursework was a catalyst for improving my ability to problem solve. By overcoming these challenges, I reinforced the belief that I can solve any problem thrown at me, which is a valuable mindset in a workplace.'
Fox Furrokh (MSc Automotive Engineering with Electric Propulsion, 2021)

After graduating, Fox joined Mercedes AMG High-Performance Powertrains as a Mechanical Engineering Grad. Read more of Fox's story.

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