Considering Further Study?

How to explore options and find out about funding

Making effective applications


Considering an academic career?


What’s your next step? Master’s or PhD? What does an academic career involve?

Want a mentor?


Get help and advice from someone working in the sector you’re interested in exploring.

Current Student wanting to work/get experience / volunteer?


These links will help you explore options for part-time jobs / work experience / internships and volunteering

Know what you want to do after University but need some advice / want to explore options?

Start to explore what career sectors are out there and what they cover

Book a careers appointment to get advice on getting into specific jobs and sectors -


Sources of vacancies by sector


Sources of vacancies for graduates


Want to stay in Manchester? Consider MGT


What is a grad job? What’s a grad scheme? What are my options?


Don’t know what you to want do / not sure how to get started?


Visit this page to get advice on how to get started

Start to explore what career sectors are out there and what they cover

Specific steps you can take right now, relevant to your year of study

Book a careers appointment to get some support with exploring options

What Can I Do With my Degree?*

Try a careers / skills quiz to get some suggestions to get you started**


*Note that not all degree subjects, especially joint subjects will be represented, you may have to look at two or three different individual subjects to get some ideas of the variety of areas your specific degree may be useful.


**Please note, the results of these tests  will only give you suggestions of options that match with how you answered the questions.  It won’t be a definitive list of everything you can do, nor will you necessarily be interested in all the options suggested.  Keep in mind that just because you can do something, that’s not the same as wanting to do it.   Use the suggestions given to kick-start your thinking but then make sure you analyse the options and try to identify what you do and don’t like about each suggestion.  This will help you identify the elements you’d like a job to contain, even if you don’t know exactly what that job is.   Things that matter to you can include,  the  duties of the job,  the skills you need to use,  practical factors such as location and salary and what you want to get out of your career e.g. do you want to travel, use your language skills, or do something that helps people?  You can then research which other jobs may contain the elements that are important to you or come and have a chat with the Careers Service and we can give you some support with exploring further.