The data

Each postgraduate was surveyed and asked to return what they were doing on the specific census date of 15 April 2016.

Where does the data come from?

The guidelines for carrying out this survey come from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). In the most recent survey the level of data for PhD graduates has increased due to these guidelines. This level is still small in comparison to other postgraduate courses, so we have combined them together for the individual department statistics. We have, however, shown separate data for PhDs when displaying information on destination employers and occupations. The data below is for postgraduates who completed their course between 1 August 2015 - 31 December 2015.

What can I find in this section?

In this section you can view the overall postgraduate destinations statistics below or you can look at individual destinations data by Imperial department by using the 'By department' tab below. You can also browse through case studies of previous Imperial students and their career paths to date.

TEXT ONLY TABLES.

View text-only tables of the Overall destinations data in the graphs below.

Postgrad Destinations Tabs

Overall destinations

Graph 1a: Destination of Leavers from H.E. survey:

DLHE Graph 2015 Overall



Industry sectors

Graph 2a: Comparison of Industry Sector Entered for Postgraduates of Taught Courses:

DLHE Graph 2015 Taught Industry

Graph 2b: Comparison of Industry Sector Entered for Postgraduates of Research Courses:

DLHE Graphs 2015 Research Industry

Note:
  • 'Other Business Activities' include: legal, market research, advertising, recruitment, wholesale and retail.
  • 'Others' include: trade associations and artistic professions, such as broadcasting and the media.

By department

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

BIOENGINEERING

BUSINESS SCHOOL

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

CHEMISTRY

  • Chemistry - graphs [pdf]
  • Chemistry - text-only tables and employment/further study destinations [pdf]

CIVIL ENGINEERING

CO-CURRICULAR STUDIES

COMPUTING

  • Computing - graphs [pdf]
  • Computing - text-only tables and employment/further study destinations [pdf]

DYSON SCHOOL of DESIGN ENGINEERING

EARTH SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING

Environmental policy

Life Sciences

MATERIALS

  • Materials - graphs [pdf]
  • Materials - text-only tables and employment/further study destinations [pdf]

MATHEMATICS

  • Mathematics - graphs [pdf]
  • Mathematics - text-only tables and employment/further study destinations [pdf]

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Mechanical Engineering

MEDICINE & Medical sciences

Medicine (all areas combined)
Department of Medicine
Department of Surgery & Cancer
Institute of Clinical Sciences
National Heart & Lung Institute (NHLI)
  • NHLI - graphs [pdf]
  • NHLI - text-only tables and employment/further study destinations [pdf]
School of Public Health

PHYSICS

  • Physics - graphs [pdf]
  • Physics - text-only tables and employment/further study destinations [pdf]