Career Development

The School is dedicated to supporting the career and personal development of its students and graduates.

Students are provided with guidance and support in their career development from the Careers Service of the University of London.

Graduates have gone on to work in a range of successful careers in many different countries. Some continue to further study at PhD level and many of these will go on to become researchers and academics, while others work in national and local government, the media, non-governmental organisations, law firms, financial institutions, publishing houses, inter-governmental agencies, the heritage and culture industry and many more.

View individual degree pages for relevant information on where our graduates have gone on to work after graduating from the School.

A panel of alumni talk about their time at the Shool of Advanced Study during the School’s Postgraduate Open Day in February 2012.


Careers Service

The School is served by the Careers Service of the University of London Careers Group, the largest graduate careers service in the UK. The Careers Service offers expertise and experience in working with students and graduates of all ages and at all stages of career development. They offer help to any School postgraduate student interested in developing their careers, either within their current field of work or in something completely new.

Services include:

  • Drop-in advice service
  • Early evening advisory service
  • In-depth career discussions
  • Practice interview preparation
  • Careers library
  • Part-time jobs, internships and graduate schemes

They also offer personality assessment workshops, specialist workshops for Master's students, employer presentations, computer-based career guidance programmes as well as invaluable information on course funding.

In addition, the Careers Group runs career-focused events for School research students. For further information, please see our research training calendar.

Careers Group website