Your degree is only the starting point. Armed with both the qualification and the experience of a degree from the University of Edinburgh, you will be in a position to make the most of your early career.

After Graduating

The official Destinations Survey carried out each year among our graduates shows what our graduates do six months after graduating.

The Edinburgh name on your CV is very significant. It demonstrates that not only are you good enough to be studying at Edinburgh but you are further bettered by having studied there. Don't underestimate the impact that this will have on your applications for internships and graduate jobs.
Shujaat Khan
MA(Hons) Business Studies and Accounting

Areas of Employment

Our graduates have used their degrees to make a success of a wide range of careers. These have included:

  • Banking
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Insurance
  • Management Consulting
  • Marketing
  • Retail Management
  • Sales

Many graduates work in large multinational companies; others work for small, specialist consultancies. Many have also chosen management careers in organisations such as:

  • Charities
  • Health Service
  • Local Government
  • Trade Unions

A certain number will go on to form their own business or enter careers that are, at first glance, unrelated to their studies, such as:

  • Advertising and Design
  • Journalism
  • Social Work

Professional Development

Be The Person You Want To Be

Staff and students share their experience of the Edinburgh Award

Career Advice

The University's Careers Service can help you explore different job sectors, advise you on how to construct your CV, and help you prepare for interviews.

Undergraduate Recruitment

The University of Edinburgh is a prime choice for recruiters. Each year, hundreds of employers visit the University to employ our students. All undergraduate recruitment, employer-run workshops, presentations and recruitment fairs are overseen by the University of Edinburgh Careers Service.

Careers Service Information