Careers and Employability Centre

Taught postgraduates

We're here to support you with your career thinking during your masters so you're prepared for your next step when your course finishes

Careers information

You can use our sector guides for researching your career in a wide range of areas. If you are unsure of the sectors that may be suitable for you, spend time thinking about your interests and motivations as well as how you can use your qualifications.

Building your experience

There are various ways you can enhance your skills and experience during your masters course. Some of our courses have the option to do a placement or get industry experience as part of your studies.

Alternatively, you could start a part-time job, gain work experience or volunteer. Other options could be to get involved with your course, join a professional body or take part in extracurricular activities.

Graduate jobs

In the UK, employers welcome applications from masters graduates and new graduates for the same roles. There are only a few employers who have specific postgraduate roles. We have information on graduate work and overseas graduate opportunities.

Further study

There are many different qualifications, vocational and professional courses that you might consider after your masters. Check out our further study page if you are considering a PhD at Sussex or elsewhere, wherer you can information on finding courses, applying and funding.

Making applications

Being able to articulate the benefits of your masters course [23.94KB] is key. This includes the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained. It will often be up to you to articulate the difference that your masters course has made to prospective employers.

We have various resources to assist you with each stage of the application process, including CVs, interviews and assessment centres.

Entrepreneurship and start-ups 

Our dedicated Entrepreneurship Team offers entrepreneurship exploration appointments if you are interested in starting a business, going freelance or developing a social enterprise. You can make an appointment via CareerHub

Events and workshops

Attend some of the hundreds of events we run every year. These include careers workshops, information events, employer drop-ins and recruitment presentations, and job fairs. 

Please check our presentations from previous events page if you miss an event or workshop. 

Our annual Careers Fair in November is a fantastic opportunity to meet a wide range of recruiting employers and training providers.

There is a Career success for masters students [PPTX 6.19MB] workshop to help get your career thinking started. 

Academic skills

There are dedicated Skills Hub pages for taught postgraduate students. You can find advice and links to resources to help you with your studies at Sussex.

International students

For information on your Tier 4 visa and permissions to work in term time and vacations please look at the International Student Support page on working in the UK during your studies.

For information about visas and sponsorship after your course, see our dedicated international student page.

Careers appointments

We offer 20-minute appointments with a Careers Consultant. This can be in person, by phone or via Zoom/Teams.

These can be used for CV feedback and applications, career exploration, finding work experience and placements, graduate opportunities and further study, interview preparation. 

You can make an appointment via CareerHub. Advance appointments can be booked up to two weeks ahead and on-the-day appointments can be booked from 9am each weekday.

E-guidance 

You can also receive information and guidance online via Ask a Question. You can send us your CV or applications for written feedback. We aim to respond to questions within five working days. 

Giving us feedback

If you want to give us feedback about the service you have received, please contact Emily Huns, Head of Careers, Employability and Entrepreneurship: e.huns@sussex.ac.uk 

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