Do you know what you want to do once you’ve finished your Master’s degree? It doesn’t matter if your answer is “Yes, I’ve got a job or PhD title” or no, “I’m still exploring” - AA will help you achieve your next steps.
Career planning and developing transferable skills such as team working, decision making, problem solving, and communication are processes and skills you’ll need to develop anyway - AA is designed to guide you through these.
AA is completely flexible and fully online so you can choose which topics to cover when it makes sense for you to cover them. You may be asked to critically analyse a research paper in your course – try ‘Critical Thinking and Decision Making’. Or if you are preparing for an interview, you can explore the module on Interviews.

Hear some of our students' thoughts about their time on the AA short course.

video of a student sharing their experiences of AA


MSc Genes, Drugs and Stem Cells: Novel Therapies programme

Here is Margarita talking about her experience of AA, and what it has done for her and her future career.


" AA is a fantastic course that I would fully recommend to Master’s students! I have been particularly impressed with the way the course navigates through all the career advice that a postgraduate student should be aware of. For example, the emphasis and support given on Networking. Networking is term that frightens me as I’m ridiculously bad at it! But AA gives some excellent tips that I had never heard of before and wish I had known sooner! The online course is extremely easy to navigate and has been a great source of information to refer back to time and time again!"

Top tips for new Master’s students

Students were asked what they wished they had known at the start of their programme. This is what they said:

  • Have courage
  • Read more
  • Don't freak out
  • Resilience
  • Explore workshops
  • Definitely attend AA
  • Careful schedule
  • Time management
  • Networking
  • Don't panic
  • Patience