Careers and Professional Development

Whether you’re thinking of undertaking a Masters as a stepping stone to PhD study, to develop your professional expertise through a specialised vocational programme or with the aim of setting up your own business, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are committed to providing students with the necessary support to approach life after Lancaster University with confidence.

FASS Placement Scheme

Dedicated advice and guidance

We have a dedicated team of Careers Consultants who work in partnership with our departments to offer advice and support relevant to the current stage of students' developing career plans and academic study. You can book an appointment to see one of our Consultants via Target Connect and don’t worry if you are not on campus, as appointments can also be made for Skype or telephone interviews. This tailored provision is further enhanced by the Faculty Placement Officer and by specialised departmental level support.

The Faculty works closely with Careers to help students gain the skills, experience and expertise employers are looking for. The Careers Service provides a vast range of careers and course information, job vacancies, work experience, careers fairs, employer workshops, access to psychometric testing, mock interviews and a CV review service.

Connecting you to employers

Undertaking a work placement can allow Masters students to gain experience that will be valuable in the increasingly competitive job market. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Placement Scheme provides work experience opportunities in a number of sectors and roles, and we actively encourage postgraduate students to take advantage of them.