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Career prospects

Students School of Journalism 500x28090% of postgraduates from the School of Journalism were employed or in further studies within six months of graduation.

Cardiff has an impressive graduate employment record which is underpinned by relevant Masters programmes and high quality teaching.

Going places - destinations of Cardiff graduates

The Destinations of Leavers statistics show that 90% of our taught postgraduate entered employment or further study during the first six months after graduation (for those graduating between 2010 and 2013).

Careers advice

Subject specific career consultants and advisers provide careers advice in our Careers & Employability Centre and help you develop your career plans after graduation. The centre also includes extensive information resources managed by experienced information staff and provides a wide range of materials including occupational information, DVDs and an online vacancy bulletin.

Careers Programme

In addition to tailored careers provision within academic Schools, a full Careers Programme runs throughout the year and includes employer fairs and presentations, careers talks and workshops run by careers staff and employers to help you hone your CV writing skills, perfect your interview technique, write applications and present yourself effectively.

Paid work placements

As a postgraduate you can also benefit from the experience of paid work placements across Wales.

Student Enterprise

Student Enterprise offers skills development workshops, events, competitions and support for aspiring entrepreneurs.

In particular, Student Enterprise organises i-Solve, which is open to all postgraduate students and research staff at Cardiff University and allows you to get involved in exploring commercial opportunities for breakthrough technologies being developed within the University.

Skills Development Service

The Skills Development Service provides a range of courses aimed at building your confidence, improving your transferable skills and increasing your employability potential. Certificates are awarded for successful completion of courses and are highly regarded by employers. The Skills Development Service is supported by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Destinations of our postgraduate taught students

PGT Destination of Leavers 2010-13 For leavers of higher education between 2010-2013


Our graduates have been successful in gaining posts with some of the top employers in the UK and Internationally, including: