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After you graduate

There are many choices available after gaining your degree. You will leave Southampton with a wealth of skills and a competitive edge, whatever career path you choose. In the most recent Destination of Leavers from Higher Education statistics 94 per cent of University of Southampton graduates entered into employment and/or further study. We are in the top 20 UK universities for graduate prospects, according to the Complete University Guide, 2019.


Graduates leave with a competitive edge
Opening up career options

You may be looking for relevant paid employment straight away, or planning to undertake further study – in which case you could become part of Southampton's 5,000-strong postgraduate student community and have access to state-of-the-art learning resources.

You might be considering a switch into a completely different field, or you may be unsure of where to go next. Whatever your situation, the Careers and Employability Service offers a wide range of services and support to students at all stages of their University life. 

Career Destinations

Through our employability officer, Dr Carol Davis, and the University's Careers and Employability Service, you will be offered the opportunity to attend a variety of employability events, such as seminars with careers advisors, presentations given by alumni, and graduate fairs where you'll have the chance to meet potential employers which potentially may lead to a satisfying career.


Our programmes help you to develop important skills which will be valuable in any kind of employment. These include:

Photo of Gerry Del-Guercio
Going to university broadens the mind and teaches you so much. I'm so pleased I did it.
Gerry Del-GuercioBSc Sociology


If you choose to study with us, you will be joining a lively and dynamic division of experienced lecturers.

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