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About LSE Graduate Destinations

Research into the destinations of LSE graduates is conducted on behalf of the School by iGraduate. By collecting and publishing destinations information we aim to:

  • help prospective students to understand the value of a degree from LSE
  • assist current LSE students when considering their future career options
  • recognise the achievements of LSE graduates, and
  • enable the School to continue improving services to students and alumni

We collect destinations information from LSE graduates at various stages of their careers.

The Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey

The DLHE survey is commissioned by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). All UK higher education institutions are required to participate in the survey by collecting destinations data from UK and other EU graduates six months after graduation. In addition, LSE has chosen to include all non-EU graduates within the DLHE survey, starting from late 2005.

This survey enables the School to find out the first destinations of all our recent graduates and understand how LSE graduates initially fare in the graduate labour market.

Longitudinal surveys

Each year we contact a different cohort of graduates to find out what work and further study they have completed in the three years after graduation, as well as their current occupation. The aim of this survey is to find out more about the long-term career development of LSE graduates.

Contacting us

We are happy to answer your queries about where LSE graduates go and what kind of skills they develop throughout their time with us. However, before contacting us please ensure that you have read the frequently asked questions (FAQs) - we regularly get asked for the same information so we have compiled a list of responses to the most popular questions.

Reading these sections should help you to understand what type of questions we can and can't answer. For example, we do not offer advice on admissions criteria or course content but full details about who to contact about admissions and course enquiries can be found in our FAQs section.

All questions regarding the destinations of LSE graduates can be submitted in writing to: careers@lse.ac.uk.