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Career development for students

Develop the skills and experience employers are looking for.

Graduate-ready career skills

Leeds International Study Centre starts your university life with a focus on employability. This gives you a chance to practice and build employability skills, preparing you for success beyond university. This is reinforced by the strong enterprising industry links that the University of Leeds has to offer, which you will have access to once you successfully progress to a degree.

Your Leeds International Study Centre programme

During your programme at Leeds International Study Centre you will get the opportunity to develop key employability skills such as teamwork, time management, problem solving and communication, to help you succeed in a professional working environment. With our support you can create a professional CV and develop your presentation and interview skills to ensure you stand out from the crowd.

Building these invaluable skills will also take place inside the classroom. All of our programmes are designed to expand your abilities and better your study skills. Working both individually on essays and in diverse groups to contribute to projects will allow you to take on many scenarios in working life and prepare you for your future career.

At the University of Leeds

Once you progress to the University of Leeds, your degree will help you graduate not only with a globally recognised degree, but also with the right skills to secure a fantastic job in your chosen future career.

You will leave your time at the University of Leeds clear in your abilities and confident that you have developed practical skills for your professional life.

Careers Service

The University of Leeds’s Careers Service offers a wide range of services, including one-to-one career guidance, CV and cover letter writing workshops, interview skills workshops, and access to exclusive job opportunities. Once you successfully progress to the University of Leeds you will be able to access MyCareer which is the university’s dedicated careers platform where you can find job vacancies, book appointments with careers advisors, and sign up for careers events.

Enhance your degree

Degrees at the University of Leeds are flexible to suit your interests and ambition. Most undergraduate degrees will consist of compulsory, optional and discovery modules. Discovery modules give you the opportunity to broaden your academic experience and enhance your employability by studying a subject outside of the area of your chosen undergraduate degree.

You may also get the opportunity to take a placement year as part of your degree that will allow you to gain skills and crucial work experience to help guide your career journey.

Employer engagement

The University of Leeds has strong links with local, national, and international employers across a range of sectors. This means that you will have the opportunity to attend employer events and network with potential employers.

Work after study

Start your career in the UK with the Graduate Immigration Route – a two-year post-study work visa for international students graduating from UK universities. You will be able to work for up to two years after graduating with your valid student visa. Your pathway programme at Leeds International Study Centre is your first step towards working in the UK.

Discover the Graduate Immigration Route

5th most targeted university by the UK’s top graduate employers

(Graduate Market in 2022 report, High Flyers Research)

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At the Leeds International Study Centre, we offer undergraduate pathway programmes to help you prepare for your degree at the University of Leeds, and your future career.

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How to apply

Discover how to apply for a programme at the International Study Centre. You can also find the documents you need to provide alongside your application.

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Our Student Enrolment Advisors are available to answer any questions you may have and help you with your application. We can't wait to meet you!