Our support doesn't stop once you graduate. Here are just some of the ways we can help you getting a flying start in your chosen career.
The regulations governing working after your course are subject to constant change, so please speak with the International Student Advice Team to find out what options may be available to you.
We provide a range of opportunities and services to support your development. You can use these services as and when you need throughout your time at MDX to get prepared for your future.
Whether your ambition is to find a graduate job, create your own business or continue studying, we can help you.
Have a look through our employment section for more information.
The Start-up scheme* is designed to help students and graduates, including those with Student route (formerly tier 4) visas, who want to start a business in the UK.
The scheme is run by our Enterprise Development Hub who will guide you through the application process and perform an assessment of your business plan as it's essential you have a business plan endorsed by a Home Office-approved endorsing body.
The scheme is open to graduates from any UK institution, but limited numbers mean that MDX students will be given priority over non-MDX students and graduates.
*This has replaced the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur.
The Doctorate Extension Scheme (DES) is a Home Office initiative which allows PhD students to extend their Student route (formerly tier 4) visas to remain in the UK for up to one year following graduation.
The scheme can help you gain work experience or give you more time to find employment with an organisation who can offer you a Tier 2 visa.
The DES is offered under the Student route visa and the University will act as a Student route visa sponsor for those on this scheme.
On 1 July 2020, the Home Office announced that as part of this new graduate scheme, international students who complete a PhD from Summer 2021 can stay in the UK for 3 years after their studies to live and work.
To be eligible to apply for the DES, you must:
You cannot apply if you do not meet all of these criteria.
From the summer of 2021, the one year Doctorate Extension Scheme will be replaced by the two year Graduate Immigration Route.