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Where City graduates work

The Careers Service carries out the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (DLHE) 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 2016 and 31 July 2017.

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.

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  • Employed only: 86.7%
  • Work and study: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 10%

Type of Contract

  • Fixed term 12 months +: 25.9%
  • Fixed term < 12 months: 14.8%
  • Internship: 3.7%
  • Permanent: 29.6%
  • Self-employed: 25.9%

Sources of Employment

  • Already worked there: 16%
  • Employer’s website: 4%
  • Media: 28%
  • Other university source: 4%
  • Personal contacts: 24%
  • Recruitment agency: 8%
  • Speculative application: 4%
  • University careers: 4%
  • Other: 8%

Median salary: £20,500.00

Company names

  • Al Jazeera
  • Barnes Class
  • BBC World Service
  • Clique, Gorkana, IET, Scientia
  • CNBC Africa
  • CNN
  • Daily Mail
  • eangle
  • Euromoney
  • Euronews
  • Evening Standard
  • Il Fatto Quotidiano
  • International Business time
  • Neat PR
  • Nippon TV
  • NRC Media
  • Premier Christian Radio, The Catholic Herald
  • RPTV
  • Rupta
  • Ruptly
  • Sweet Home Central School District
  • The Independant
  • upday for Samsung
  • WDR
  • Xynteo

Job titles

  • Associate Producer
  • Marketing Executive
  • Chief Editor
  • Digital Analyst and Junior Producer at CNBC Africa
  • Social Media Producer
  • Copywriter
  • Financial Journalist
  • Production Journalist and correspondance
  • Video journalist
  • PR Assistant
  • Intern at Il Fatto Quotidiano (Italian newspaper)
  • Account Executive
  • News Producer
  • Digital journalist
  • Broadcast Journallist
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Journalist
  • Editor
  • Communication Advisor

Institutions of further study

  • Istituto Europeo di Design

Courses of further study

  • MA in Management of Communication, Marketing and Advertising

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 2016/17.

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