Career Development Service

We know that the vast majority of students graduating from our programmes find work within the museum, culture and heritage sectors. Some graduates however, do find themselves pursuing a different career path, for a variety of good reasons.

It is therefore reassuring to know that all of our graduates are equipped with a variety of transferable skills which are highly valued by potential employers across a range of professions. Our graduates enter the job market with superb oral and written communication skills, research expertise and skills garnered from their dissertation work, basic IT skills as well as the ability to present an argument lucidly in writing and/or in speech. They also have developed high level interpretative abilities through immersion in scholarly documents, and possess excellent time management skills and problem-solving abilities. In addition to having carried out independent, self-motivated study, they also have had training and experience of team-work.

To assist the School’s students in gaining and articulating these types of transferable skills, and considering a variety of career paths, the School works very closely with the University’s Career Development Service. This service offers one-to-one careers advice, guidance, feedback and support on a wide range of areas, including:

    • Generating career ideas and plans
    • Gaining relevant work experience
    • Developing employability skills
    • Writing effective CVs, cover letters and application forms
    • Interview preparation and practice
    • Exploring further study options

The Career Development Service also helps to facilitate the gaining of experience that makes all graduates more employable through things like:


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