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City tops new rankings for graduate success in media jobs

LinkedIn analysed graduate career paths to produce worldwide rankings


Graduates who received Masters degrees from City University London are the most successful in the UK at securing top media jobs, according to new LinkedIn rankings.

The University was placed first in a list of the 25 best-scoring institutions in the country, based on data collected by the social networking website.

LinkedIn found City had the highest percentage of alumni with Masters degrees who had been employed by the UK’s leading media organisations.

To produce the rankings, the website analysed 300 million user profiles across the world and looked at where they had worked, where they went to university and the level of their degree.

The Department of Journalism and the Department of Sociology at City together offer a wide range of programmes in journalism, media and communications.

Professor Suzanne FranksProfessor Suzanne Franks, incoming Head of the Department of Journalism, said: “This is welcome recognition of City University London’s dedication to providing academic excellence for business and the professions, to which Journalism has contributed for 40 years.

“It is central to the Department of Journalism that we support students to excel in their chosen careers and that they get the best start possible in the world of work when they graduate from our Masters programmes.

“We believe that journalism has a vital part to play in human development worldwide. And one of the best ways we can promote sustainable and constructive journalism is by graduating top-class professionals.”

Elsewhere in the LinkedIn rankings for alumni with Masters degrees, City was ranked fifth for software developers and tenth for accounting professionals. Cass Business School was named second for finance professionals and tenth in the sales professionals list.

City is ranked third in the UK and 28th in the world for communication and media studies (QS World University Rankings 2015).

Dr Dan MerceaDr Dan Mercea, Director of the Media and Communications MA, offered by the Department of Sociology, said: “The ranking by LinkedIn testifies to the success of our commitment to research-led teaching aimed at informing professional practice.

“We are delighted with attaining the top spot but more importantly, we are thrilled to have this confirmation that our graduates continue into fruitful careers.”

LinkedIn also produced rankings for alumni with undergraduate degrees.

View the LinkedIn University Rankings for the UK here

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