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Where City graduates work

The Careers Service carries out the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey every year. The information collected is a snapshot of what City graduates are doing six months after completion of their course.

The data gathered informs the national University League Tables and is reflected in other publications like the Key Information Set (KIS). The results of this survey illustrates how courses at City provide strong employment prospects for your future. You are able to find out the destinations of Graduates from each of our five Schools at City.

What is this data for?

This data is intended to help current and prospective students understand the range of employment options that may be open to them if they follow a particular route of study. An indication of the employers who hired graduates from each course is given along with their job titles and median salaries. Further education institutions and courses are also included for those students who remained in education after their course. The target population for the survey from which the data is extracted included all students who completed a course between 1 August 2014 and 31 July 2015.

How is the data collected?

We have produced reports for each individual course where at least 10 graduates were included in the Destinations Survey 2014/15. Courses where graduate numbers were lower than 10 have not been included. This approach is necessary to ensure that individuals could not be identified by their employment details, which would contravene the Data Protection Act 1998.

The figures included in the reports are drawn from our own analysis of the survey results prior to data being submitted to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), who perform their own analysis of the data using slightly different definitions and categories. This may cause some small differences with the data reported in the Key Information Set.

How are salary amounts calculated?

Median salaries presented are calculated from salaries of graduates in full time employment in the UK only and are determined from the available data provided by graduates.

In some cases, the median is based on a restricted population and therefore may not represent a robust statistical measure. In cases where too few graduates provided their earnings, no median salary has been included in the reports.

MA Creative Writing (Novels)

Destinations

  • Employed only: 83.3%
  • Work and study: 8.3%
  • Other: 8.3%

Type of Contract

  • Fixed term 12 months +: 8.3%
  • Fixed term < 12 months: 8.3%
  • Permanent: 33.3%
  • Self-employed: 50%

Sources of Employment

  • Already worked there: 40%
  • Media: 10%
  • Personal contacts: 10%
  • Professional networking: 10%
  • Speculative application: 10%
  • Other: 20%

Median salary: £31,000.00

Company Names

  • BBC
  • City, University of London
  • Currell Residential
  • Fespa
  • Moody's Financial Services
  • Self employed writer
  • Twenty7 imprint of Bonnier UK
  • Wellcome Trust
  • Women's Aid

Job Titles

  • Consultant
  • Digital Inquest Officer
  • Editor
  • Self Employed Production Manager
  • Self-employed Writer

Institutions of Further Study

The Art Factory

Courses of Further Study

Short Story Writing course

Select a course in the dropdown above to see subject data collected for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered at City, University of London for the year 2014/15.

If you do not see the course you are interested in, please contact the careers department at City for full details.

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