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4 ways studying a master’s degree in the UK can help your career

By Chloe Lane

Updated May 23, 2022 Updated May 23, 2022

Sponsored by Warwick Business School  

Deciding where to pursue your master’s degree can be a tricky decision. With so many great universities to choose from around the world, it can be hard to pinpoint exactly where will be the right study destination for you.  

If you’re struggling to decide, perhaps you should consider studying in the UK. 

The UK is widely known for the quality of its higher education institutions. Schools such as Warwick Business School– a department of the University of Warwick – provide a globally recognised education which will make you a highly appealing prospect to any graduate employer. 

Here are just a few of the ways studying a postgraduate degree in the UK could help your career.  

Access to some of the world’s most prestigious international companies  

The UK is home to some of the top academic institutions in the world. In the most recent QS Business Master’s Rankings, at least one UK university appeared in the top 10 in the world for each of the five business subjects covered (business analytics, finance, management, marketing, and supply chain management).  

As a result of their strong academic reputation, UK universities often attract the most sought-after graduate employers, much to the benefit of their students.  

WBS frequently organises speaker events throughout the year to create an initial introduction to these companies.  

These events provide a window into different roles in some of the most recognised graduate employers and present a way for students to connect with industry representatives.  

Companies which have previously presented include big names like L’Oreal, Jaguar, Amazon, Barclays and HSBC. 

Careers support before you even start your programme  

Careers support plays a strong part in UK universities from the very start of your degree. This support continues long after you finish your degree, with graduates often having access to the university’s careers services for years after finishing their programme. 

At Warwick Business School, this careers support starts before you even begin your postgraduate programme. Once enrolled, you will have access to online resources to help kickstart your career before you even arrive at the business school. You can also access webinars and seek personal advice from the CareersPlus Team. 

Throughout the year, WBS offers workshops to advance your professional and soft skills, such as networking, building commercial awareness and improving your CV. There are sector-specific days each term, such as the Finance Fest, which includes guest speakers, alumni, and skills training across a range of finance career areas. 

Benefit from the knowledge of esteemed faculty members 

If you decide to study your postgraduate degree in the UK, not only will you get access to opportunities at some of the world’s most successful companies, you’ll also benefit from the expertise of leading voices in your chosen industry.  

Faculty members travel from all over the world to work in the UK’s prestigious universities. Many of these faculty members have worked in industry and have had diverse experiences which will enrich your learning experience.  

At WBS, you will be taught by world-leading experts from around the globe. They will offer a unique learning experience supported by cutting-edge research, which is transferable to real world problems.  

Networking is made easy by the UK’s connected cities  

The UK’s many transport links make travelling between cities easy. This means that even if you choose to study in a university outside of the UK’s major cities, you can still attend events and gain work experience in nearby cities. 

For example, if you choose to study at Warwick Business School (WBS), you’ll be studying in a prime, central location in the picturesque English countryside. However, it’ll take only 30 minutes to get to Birmingham, and just an hour and a half to get to London, giving you easy access to a host of events across these cities.  

However, even if you don’t want to travel to a nearby city, UK business schools often host networking events on campus. WBS students will have the opportunity to attend a wide variety events that offer a first-hand insight into a range of industries and sectors, including HR, finance, technology and consulting.  

Additionally, you can make the most of your business school’s alumni network. At WBS, this couldn’t be easier, with the school’s LinkedIn network alone consisting of more than 28,000 members.  

Alumni and current students also get access to exclusive events at the Warwick campus or at The Shard in London, including seminars, conferences, business networking and formal dinners.  

This article was originally published in May 2022 .

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As Content Editor for TopUniversities.com and TopMBA.com, Chloe creates and publishes a wide range of articles for universities and business schools across the world. Chloe has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Reading and grew up in Leicestershire, UK. 

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