International Study Centre

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Student career skills

Get the best start to your career

Preparing you for working life after your degree is at the heart of everything we do at the University of Strathclyde International Study Centre. This continues when you progress to your degree, where you'll benefit from practical, real-world learning and gain skills that will impress employers when you graduate.

Employment-focused learning at the International Study Centre

The job market for graduates can be very competitive so it is essential that you stand out from the crowd in your field. You will start to gain the skills for career success at the International Study Centre with a variety of learning opportunities to develop your employability skills, including self-assessment, business/industry research, individual and group work.

Through these activities you will identify your personal qualities and strengths. You will build your confidence by developing key employability skills, such as problem solving, teamwork, time management and communication. Finally, you will receive help to create a personal development plan to work on when you progress to the University. Our tailored support will helping you achieve your career goals when you graduate from the University.

Work experience while you study

You will also have the opportunity to build up work experience through part-time employment or a work placement during your pathway programme or degree. Find out more about working rights as part of your visa. 

Opportunities at the University

The University of Strathclyde creates degree programmes that are relevant to the real world and give you the best possible start to your career after you complete your degree. Each university faculty has strong connections within industry who help students to become graduates that are ready for the workplace. Many degree programmes at the University are fully accredited by professional institutions.

You will have access to one-to-one Careers Service support at the University of Strathclyde throughout your degree and for up to five years after graduation. You’ll take part in careers advice and guidance sessions that help you achieve your career goals, and you’ll be able to network with employers and industry professionals.

Work after study

Start your career in the UK with the new Graduate Immigration Route – a two-year post-study work visa for international students graduating from UK universities. If you begin your studies after autumn 2020, you’ll be able to work for up to two years after graduating with your valid Student visa. Study a pathway programme and take the first step towards working in the UK.

92% of graduates are in work or further study after six months leaving the University of Strathclyde. The typical graduate salary is £27 - £30k a year.

HESA Graduate Outcomes Data Survey 2023 for 2020/21 graduates

Paddy secured a job in Glasgow after his graduation

Yaseen from Oman

Since beginning my degree study at the University of Strathclyde, I have completed a series of internships that have contributed significantly to my growth and skill development. I interned at OQ RPI, where I had the privilege of working in various departments over a six-month period, including Operations, Reliability, and Process Engineering. These internships were invaluable in providing me with hands-on experience in real-world applications of the knowledge gained during my studies. I secured these internships by applying online, utilising the tips and information provided by the University's career services.

Yaseen from Oman
Studied Undergraduate Foundation Programme in Engineering and Sciences
Graduated with BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering

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