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Graduate Admissions

 

Cambridge graduates are highly sought after in the job market. In addition to strong employment prospects, students benefit from the services of the University Careers Service, to help them find and then secure the future that is right for them.

The table below shows the career destinations of a recent cohort of MPhil and PhD graduates.

Industry MPhil Graduates PhD Graduates
Number % of total employed Number % of total employed
Accountancy and tax 11 2.4% 1 0.2%
Acturial and insurance 2 0.4% 3 0.5%
Arts and recreation 15 3.2% 11 1.8%
Banking and investment 55 11.8% 14 2.3%
Communications business 9 1.9% 2 0.3%
Engineering and architectural consultancy 14 3.0% 10 1.7%
Health 18 3.9% 29 4.8%
IT sector 22 4.7% 24 4.0%
Legal sector 8 1.7% 4 0.7%
Management consultancy 38 8.2% 19 3.2%
Manufacturing industry, utilities, power: business 22 4.7% 10 1.7%
Manufacturing industry, utilities, power: technical 15 3.2% 30 5.0%
Other sectors 93 20% 52 8.7
Other service industries 12 2.6% 7 1.2%
Public service 41 8.8% 10 1.7%
Publishing and media 9 1.9% 4 0.7%
Research: science 11 2.4% 206 34.3%
Research: social science 15 3.2% 70 11.7%
Social, community and charity 11 2.4% 7 1.2%
Teaching/lecturing 45 9.7% 87 14.5%
Total 466 100% 600 100%

Source: Cambridge University Careers Service Annual Report 2016