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What do LSE Media & Communications graduates do?

In 2014/15, 96.64% of leavers from the Department of XX were in employment, completing further study or doing something else six months after graduation.

Media and Communications graduates find work in a wide range of creative and commercial sectors, including:

Students from the Department of Media and Communications at LSE progress into a wide range of roles, often reflecting their specialist programme of study. Many past graduates are now employed in marketing, branding advertising , new media, local and central government, strategy consultancy and academia - to name just a few!

The median starting salary of graduates from the XX department working full time in the UK was £27,000 in 2014/15.

To find out more about LSE graduate destinations by specific Media and Communications degree programmes, see graduate destinations by course.

Graduate profiles

View Media and Communications graduate profiles.

Employability skills

Through studying within the Department of Media and Communications you will gain a range of generic and specific skills.

For example, Media and Communications graduates are able to demonstrate creative, innovative and imaginary skills. They can conduct effective research, demonstrating retrieval skills and generation of information and analytical skills when critically assessing research results. They are also able to apply a range of theoretical and methodological approaches within the field of media and communication.

Graduates from this department are able to critically evaluate sources and can apply these evaluation skills to appraise some of the widespread common understandings and misunderstandings of media and culture. They are aware of the place of the media in broader historical. political, economic, social and cultural contexts and able to demonstrate an understanding of major positions of theory and debate informing the study of global media communication.

Graduates have experience in working productively in a large group or team and are adept at organising and managing projects without supervision. Graduates have particularly strong verbal and written communication skills as they are used to taking part in group discussions and presenting work orally and through written presentations. Their ability to communicate information clearly and effectively will be beneficial to any organisation, as will IT skills, which are also essential for those studying Media and Communications.