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Careers and employability

Whatever you plan to do after your degree, we are here to help you find your future through advice and support.

At UCL we know that students choose to enter graduate study for a myriad of reasons, and we are deeply committed to supporting our students' aspirations and enhancing their skills and employability.

Careers support and advice from UCL Careers

  • One-to-one appointments with a Careers Consultant 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 – in 2018/19 UCL Careers hosted 427 employer-led events. 
  • Master’s talks covering 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. UCL Careers is part of The Careers Group, University of London. UCL students are eligible to attend events hosted by The Careers Group.

Employer's view: Civil Service Fast Stream

"UCL Careers students has been a great partner for our work on campus… their expertise has been key in helping us target and attract a diverse range of motivated and engaged students, and delivering useful and valuable events for all involved."

Where do our graduates go?

Taught programmes

Top employment sectors include: teaching (or other educational activities); healthcare; academic research and higher education; construction and built environment; information technology; financial services.*

The median starting salary for full-time graduates of UCL taught programmes is £30,000.*

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Research programmes

Top employment sectors include: academic research and higher education; healthcare; scientific research, development and analysis; teaching (or other educational activities); policy and government; manufacturing.*

The median starting salary for full-time graduates of UCL research programmes is £39,000.*

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* Salary and graduate destination statistics derive from responses to the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2017/18 survey, based on the activities of graduates 15 months after graduation.