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Start your career development journey

The University of Leicester is committed to supporting your future success.

Get the support you need, from the moment you arrive through to your graduation, and beyond. The University will help you develop the skills employers are looking for.

Choose from flexible degree options

At Leicester you can choose to study one or two subjects to suit your career aspirations.

Single Honours Degree (100%) – specialise in one subject

Joint Honours Degree (50%/50%) – split your time equally between two subjects

Major/Minor Honours Degree – study one 'major' subject in depth and a 'minor' one alongside it

Discover more about different degree options here.

Connect with employers

The University works closely with graduate employers. Representatives from different industries visit the campus all year round. They run workshops and give talks. The Festival of Careers is one of the largest graduate recruitment events in the UK.

Join a global network

Leicester’s Alumni Association is a network of over 180,000 graduates. As a member you will have access to a wide range of opportunities, including events and career advice.

Get the support you need for a successful start to your career

The University's Careers Advisers will help you identify your strengths and develop the skills you need to stand out from other graduates. They will support you to help you achieve your goals. Ask them about internships, work placements and graduate jobs. They will help you with your CV and job applications.

Our students

An international student from the University of Leicester International Study Centre, who graduated to work as an engineer at Rolls-Royce in the United Kingdom
After graduating from the University of Leicester, I was offered a job at Rolls-Royce. My current position is a Software Verification Engineer. My role involves hardware and software integration testing for various software components.

Oishi from India

International Foundation Year in Engineering and Technology, graduated with BEng Software and Electronic Engineering, works as a Software Verification Engineer at Rolls-Royce