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Careers and Employability

Learn more about career support and explore how earning a recognised University of London qualification can help you achieve your career goals.

In a fast-changing environment of worldwide access to higher education, a University of London degree continues to offer a guarantee of quality, value and intellectual rigour.

Professor Wendy Thomson Vice-Chancellor, University of London

The Online Taught undergraduate programmes in Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences (EMFSS) are a collaboration between the University of London and LSE – two universities who are trusted and recognised by students, employers, and academic communities around the world.  

Earn a prestigious qualification 

The Online Taught BSc programmes offer you the opportunity to earn a prestigious qualification from The University of London – a global leader in higher education and distance learning – with academic direction from LSE – ranked #2 globally in Social Sciences and Management.  

Your programme will enable you to develop the ability to lead in solving problems of contemporary global relevance. You will graduate with knowledge, skills and ways of thinking about the world that will translate to the workplace. The Online Taught programmes prepare you to pursue careers in a wide range of sectors and fields, including finance, accountancy, consulting and management, data science, sales, marketing and public policy.  

Your final diploma will indicate that you were awarded a University of London degree and give the name of the Lead College (LSE) that conducted the examinations. Your diploma will feature a University of London logo and signature of the Vice-Chancellor, and will act as validation of your commitment, knowledge and skills. 


Dedicated Careers Support

Career education is a fundamental element of the programme and student experience as the demand for upskilling, reskilling and lifelong learning continues to evolve and become increasingly important in the workplace. As a student on an Online Taught EMFSS programme, you’ll have access to dedicated careers support who will work with you to develop a personalised career development plan. You will also have the opportunity to expand your professional network and reach your career goals with exclusive tools, resources, and support, wherever you are in the world.

Virtual Career Centre 

Your Virtual Career Centre contains the expert information and practical resources you need to kickstart your career and find your ideal job after graduation. You will have access to e-learning instructional modules, short video lectures and job search tools for career planning and education. Topics cover the entire job search journey: including job search strategy & tools, professional branding, LinkedIn profile development, professional networking, CV and cover letting writing, interview preparation and salary negotiation.

Career Events and Networking

The online EMFSS programmes are truly international in outlook and our career events and resources reflect this. You will have the opportunity to attend career-related webinars and expand your global professional network with virtual networking, industry information sessions and sharing career-related experiences that connect you to other students, professionals, industry experts and prospective employers around the world. With your complimentary subscription to LinkedIn Premium Career, you’ll be able to take advantage of LinkedIn Learning courses and even send InMail to hiring managers. 

Personalised Career Coaching

Our career coaching ensures that your career development plan is personalised to your needs. Our coaching service provides assistance with identifying career goals, confirming personal motivations, and developing job search preparation strategies. You will be assigned a type of career coach depending on your needs and where you are in your professional journey.

Your dedicated Careers Team and resources can help you become:

  • Marketable
    Building a brand-centric strategy to increase your attractiveness to employers by creating impressive career materials, growing your network, preparing for interviews and targeting realistic career options.
  • Employable
    Leveraging the degree value, your existing skills, industry knowledge and new program networks to create a career development plan that keeps you accountable while working towards your immediate pre-graduation goals.
  • Promotable
    Evaluating prestigious assignments and high-demand projects to broaden your skills and network for in-role advancement, both lateral or horizontal.

An influential alumni network

On graduation, you will join a diverse, international community of influential University of London alumni, from leaders in business and industry to Nobel Prize winners. Being part of the University of London’s alumni community – which includes members from over 190 different countries – provides a wide range of benefits. Whether you are interested in taking part in the University’s global events, meeting other graduates in your academic or professional field, or just staying in touch, you will have the opportunity to build a lifelong relationship with the University of London and each other, and grow your personal and professional connections.

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