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Your graduate degree constitutes an important step on your route to achieving your ambitions. Whatever your plans, study at UCL is designed to equip you not only with the academic knowledge associated with your chosen qualification, but also with skills for life.

Vital skills such as organising your ideas and time, analysing information, communicating complex concepts, appreciating and assimilating different perspectives, and applying theory to real-world circumstances are built into our programmes and supported by training. Such skills are highly valued by employers, and UCL offers a wealth of advice and support to help you achieve your personal, academic and professional aims. Our series of professional networking events is specifically designed to help new graduates embark on their careers.

UCL Careers: services available to graduate students

  • Personal consultations to discuss future plans, help with writing a CV or filling in application forms, and practice interviews including PhD-specific appointments
  • Bespoke Careers Consultant-led workshops for graduate students, international students, Master’s students and researchers
  • Employer-led events including career skills development workshops, networking events and forums
  • Master's talks covering all aspects of career planning and applications including finding and funding a PhD
  • Job vacancy information and a careers information library with information ranging across the UK and overseas
  • Support in finding work placements.

UCL Careers also run a vast number of events which are open to all students during their time at UCL and for a further two years after they have completed their degree.

Find out how we can help you find your future: see www.ucl.ac.uk/careers. UCL Careers is part of The Careers Group, University of London. UCL students are eligible to attend events hosted by The Careers Group, details at www.gradsintocareers.co.uk

UCL mean graduate starting salary**

 £36,720 for research programmes. £30,628 for taught programmes.

Employers view: Sky

" We’ve had some really great UCL from UCL careers students on our graduate programmes. they’ve shown a real understanding of what we do as an organisation. this form of communication is vital for us at sky, as we look for people who can communicate well and break down complex tasks into simple solutions.

** All data taken from the 'Destination of Leavers from Higher Education' survey undertaken by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2015 graduating HESA report cohort, six months after graduation.

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