Many people use this Masters to support their applications for PhD study or other advanced degree positions. It also prepares you for a broad range of research careers in industry, charities, healthcare or public sector research. Our graduates are highly regarded by employers in private and public sector organisations because of the solid academic foundation and transferable and analytic expertise they gain during their degree course.
Beyond that, you will be well placed to pursue a career in research, although you will also gain an impressive skill set that will make you suitable for a broad range of careers, including in industrial or corporate research, research in the public or third sector and work with evidence based policy.
The University of Nottingham remains one of the UK's 10 universities most targeted by recruiters. Some 2,000 employers approach the University each year. Together with the University's Centre for Career Development (CCD), we will help you plan your future.
The quality of our graduates is widely recognised by employers and recent graduates from the course have been recruited to a wide range of major UK organisations.
- Bath University
- British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC TV)
- Chartered Institute of Personnel Development
- Cranfield University
- Department for Work and Pensions
- English local government
- Federal Express
- Home Office
- Kaizen Consultants
- Leicester City Council
- Manchester University
- Ministry of Defence (Army)
- National Health Service
- National Westminster Bank
- Network Rail
- Pearn Kandola
- Rail Safety and Standards Board
- Rolls Royce
- Southampton University
- UK Government departments, for example Home Office (Police Training)
- University of Manchester
- University of Nottingham
Programme directors will be happy to provide general information about career prospects in relation to their courses and to advise you on the most appropriate course depending upon the career path you have in mind.
Average starting salary and career progression
In 2016, 97% of postgraduates from the School of Pharmacy who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £29,212 with the highest being £50,000.*
*Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
Career Prospects and Employability
The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers* and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career.
Those who take up a postgraduate research opportunity with us will not only receive support in terms of close contact with supervisors and specific training related to your area of research, you will also benefit from dedicated careers advice from our Careers and Employability Service.
Our Careers and Employability Service offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life.
* The Graduate Market 2013-2017, High Fliers Research.