Careers and employability

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

Careers support and advice from UCL Careers

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.

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  • 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 2020/21 UCL Careers hosted 240 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. 

Graduate destinations for taught degree students

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

Top employment sectors include:

  • Teaching (or other educational activities);
  • Healthcare;
  • Construction and built environment;
  • Accountancy and financial services;
  • Academic research and higher education;
  • Information technology.*

Graduate destinations for research degree students

The median starting salary for full-time graduates of UCL research programmes is £40,000.*

Top employment sectors include:

  • Academic research and higher education;
  • Healthcare;
  • Scientific research, development and analysis;
  • Information technology;
  • Manufacturing;
  • Publishing, journalism or translation.*

* Salary and graduate destination statistics derive from responses to the Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018/19, based on the activities of graduates 15 months after graduation.