How studying abroad can help your career prospects

30 June 2021
International students learn in a classroom

Studying abroad is an exciting time and can help your career prospects in many ways. In addition to the obvious benefits of gaining an internationally recognised and respected degree and learning in a world-leading academic environment, your time abroad will also allow you to improve your English language skills, build your professional network and increase your independence and problem-solving skills. Please read on for more information about how studying abroad can help your career prospects.

Increase your connections

Studying abroad provides you with the opportunity to make life-long professional connections from a vast array of backgrounds. You’ll get to meet students from every part of the world and establish a powerful network of contacts. Interacting with students who go on to work in different industries, will allow you to create a helpful career contact base.

Develop your English language skills

While studying abroad in the UK, you’ll have the opportunity to enhance your English language proficiency and practice it daily. Being immersed in a language is the best way to learn it, particularly conversationally and socially. A high level of English language proficiency will make a real difference when it comes to applying for jobs after graduation – it will make you stand out from other international applicants.

Hone your communication skills

A major career benefit of studying abroad is that it provides a perfect opportunity to work on your communication skills. During your time abroad, you will meet, work, and socialise with students from around the world, who speak many languages and come from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. Strong communication skills are highly valued by employers and will also benefit you in other areas of your personal and professional life.

Boost your confidence

Living and studying abroad is a big, exciting step and will involve lots of challenges and new experiences. When studying abroad, you’ll learn to be self-sufficient and quick-thinking. The experience of travelling abroad will also equip you with many valuable life skills such as adaptability and independence which will, in turn, build your confidence.

Gain problem-solving skills

While studying abroad and adapting to a new environment, you’ll hone your resilience and self-reliance. From small tasks such as visiting the doctor to larger issues such as learning how to interact with academics and professionals with different management styles, all in a different culture from what you’re used to, will help you to develop your problem-solving skills, among many others.

Create a world view

Studying abroad is an opportunity to see the world and travel to places you may never have visited otherwise. You’ll also live around, work and study with many other students from all over the world. Immersing yourself in a different culture with people from a variety of backgrounds will increase your cultural awareness and allow you to develop a world view. This will help you in many areas of life, and will also stand out to potential employees and colleagues.

Build an international network

Throughout your studies abroad, you will be able to build relationships with students, academics, and professionals from all over the world. These connections can be invaluable when it comes to career opportunities and working partnerships in the future.

Advance your career with University of Huddersfield – London

Studying abroad for your postgraduate degree at University of Huddersfield - London will give you a great start to your career. Studying your Master’s in London will offer you the benefits of the University of Huddersfield’s world-class reputation in academic and employability success, but with all the added career advantages of living and studying in London.

Studying at University of Huddersfield - London will allow you to start your career immediately after graduation. The UK’s new Graduate Immigration Route is a two-year post-study work visa available for international students, which allows you to work in the UK for two years after you graduate.

What degree could I study?

Programmes at University of Huddersfield – London offer world-leading standards of teaching and internationally recognised postgraduate degrees.

Start your Master’s degree today

To start your international career with a Master’s from University of Huddersfield – London, apply online. For more details, please visit our How to Apply pages.