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Globally career focused

Our students receive the teaching, opportunities and support to realise their career ambitions in the UK, in their home country and anywhere in the world.

Going to university is a life-changing experience; it’s about expanding your knowledge, developing new skills, and making meaningful connections. Studying at Lancaster University is an investment in your future.

Our students benefit from excellent teaching, which is underpinned by world-leading research and meaningful engagement with industry. Our courses are informed by industry and designed to train people for the future global workplace. In addition to the opportunities to engage with companies and learn about industries that are built into our degrees, there is also a vast range of development activities available through the Careers service, the Students’ Union, sports clubs and student societies, and elsewhere in the University.

Whether you have an idea about your career path before you start university or not, we’re here to guide and support you throughout your time studying with us and throughout your life as a Lancaster graduate.

Careers and employability programmes

Specialist programmes are available at the University to enhance your professional development, allow you to gain additional skills; and to support you in finding, applying for and gaining a job.

Alongside our career development and skills-based programmes, we also offer specialist ones for international students to help you become job-ready for the UK and overseas.

Find out more about what’s on offer

Activities and resources

There is a variety of fantastic activities and resources made available to all our students, including careers fairs, employability-themed workshops, and 1-1 guidance. Working with a variety of Times Top 100 and Guardian Top 300 employers our Careers team bring great events to you.

Learn about the resources available

Industry engagement and work experience

The Lancaster experience is built around supporting our students’ ambitions and goals. As such there are many opportunities to engage with industry and gain real-world experience. From company-based projects and internships, to part-time jobs, volunteering and running student societies – there’re lots of ways to get involved and gain valuable skills, experiences and insights.

Discover the opportunities at Lancaster

Support after graduation

You likely won’t need it, but our graduates have access to life-long career support. So no matter where you are in your career, or if you’re looking for a change, our experts are here to help. Most of our international graduates are also eligible for the UK’s post study work visa – the Graduate Immigration Route.

Learn how our graduates are supported