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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 5 1.1%    
Acturial and insurance 2 0.4%    
Arts and recreation 13 2.9% 25 3.7%
Banking and investment 39 8.7% 16 2.3%
Communications business 10 2.2% 5 0.7%
Engineering and architectural consultancy 27 6.0% 11 1.6%
Health 15 3.3% 24 3.5%
IT sector 26 5.8% 26 3.8%
Legal sector 2 0.4% 10 1.5%
Management consultancy 39 8.7% 27 4.0%
Manufacturing industry, utilities, power: business 27 6.0% 9 1.3%
Manufacturing industry, utilities, power: technical 11 2.4% 38 5.6%
Public service 45 10.0% 10 1.5%
Publishing and media 10 2.2% 5 0.7%
Research: science 15 3.3% 250 36.7%
Research: social science 20 4.5% 78 11.4%
Social, community and charity 10 2.2% 10 1.5%
Teaching/lecturing 27 6.0% 81 11.9%
Other service industries 28 6.2% 8 1.2%
Other/insufficient data 78 17.4% 49 7.2%
Total 449 100% 682 100%

Source: Cambridge University Careers Service Annual Report 2015