Careers and employability

Invest in your future...

Postgraduate study has many benefits, including enhanced employability, career progression, intellectual reward and the opportunity to change direction with a conversion course.

From the moment you arrive in Swansea, specialist staff in Careers and Employability will help you plan and prepare for your future. They will help you identify and develop skills that will enable you to make the most of your postgraduate degree and enhance your career options. The services they offer will ensure that you have the best possible chance of success in the job market.

The student experience at Swansea University offers a wide range of opportunities for personal and professional development through involvement in many aspects of student life.  

You can gain valuable experience and high-level skills that employers look for through our academic courses, and wherever possible courses are accredited by professional bodies; visit the Colleges' web pages for more information.

Co-curricular opportunities to develop employability skills include national and international work experience and study abroad programmes and volunteering, together with students' union and athletic union societies, social and leisure activities.

Examples of Swansea University initiatives:

  • The Employability Awards
  • The opportunity to learn a language or build on your current language skills
  • Engagement with the Bologna Process - driving European mobility and employability for higher education students and  graduates
  • The European Commission's Erasmus student mobility programme
  • Business start-up support and enterprise skills development

After your research degree

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PhD graduates are statistically more likely to find employment than first-degree graduates.

So what do they go on to do after they graduate?

After your taught degree

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Master’s graduates go on to a vastly diverse range of occupations and careers.

Further education or employment - what are your options?