Careers and employability

Our graduates must meet the needs of knowledge-based, global, entrepreneurial and innovation-driven economies and be equipped with the skills and confidence to lead.

Pursuing your postgraduate degree with us means that you can take advantage of excellent career prospects, as our graduates are in heavy demand and frequently found in top media jobs worldwide.

According to the most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 91% of our graduates found employment or were undertaking further study approximately six months after graduation and 83% were able to secure a graduate level job.

Overall, 90% of the School's graduates said their experience in higher education prepared them well for employment while 88% felt the overall experience in higher education prepared them well for further study.

Whatever stage of the career planning process you are at, the University's Careers and Employability team is here to support you in achieving your goals. You will have opportunities to attend numerous employer-led events to assist you in launching your career even before you graduate. In 2014/15 the University had over 440 employers on campus meeting over 13,250 students.

Additionally, you will be offered a range of support during your time with us including career consultation, networking and skills events and work experience opportunities. International students have a dedicated Careers Adviser on hand to provide support, resources and guidance to help you research career pathways and opportunities in the UK and your home country.

Accreditation

Graduating with an accredited Master's degree is a significant advantage when you're trying to stand out from other job applicants. Because of this and also because of the comprehensive teaching syllabi of our courses, we are able to offer four fully accredited courses.

Course nameAccrediting body
Broadcast Journalism (MA)Broadcast Journalism Training Council  (BJTC)
International Public Relations and Global Communications Management (MA)Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)
Magazine Journalism (MA)Professional Publishers Association (PPA)
News Journalism (MA)National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ)

Alumni network

Our alumni network spans the UK, Europe and many international countries.

This means that we are able to advise and support placement opportunities (depending on your course) by drawing on this well-established network of professionals.

We are also able to support placements due to the close relationship we have with local and national media organisations.