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Graduate Employment Market Statistics (GEMS)

GEMS logoGEMS is a tool that allows LSE staff to search for LSE graduate labour market trends from the past four years.

It contains over 20,000 graduate destinations records taken six months after graduation and is useful for responding to student enquiries, finding entry level employment statistics or simply for satisfying curiosity about what LSE graduates do with their degrees.

LSE graduates in the news

  • LSE has been named University of the Year for Graduate Employment in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015
  • LSE is 5th in the 2015 Times and Sunday Times league table for employability
  • Typical starting salary of LSE graduates from undergraduate degrees is £9,000 higher than the national average, averaging at £29,000 (based on £20,000 from HESA's 2012/13 DLHE survey)

Profile of the week

Eric Lightfoot – Account Executive, BMC Software

Eric Lightfoot completed the MSc in International Development at LSE in 2011. He now works as an Account Executive for BMC Software. “I chose my degree in International development because of my passion for change and problem solving. Poverty and growth (and their interaction) are two of the most important human problems facing the world.” Find out more about Eric and his experiences […]


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If you have graduated from LSE in the last ten years and would like to submit a profile to this website, please complete an LSE graduate profile questionnaire.

About Graduate Destinations

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 following sections:

About LSE graduate destinations: for an overview of the research projects we run.

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.

If you have any further queries about LSE's graduate destinations, please email careers@lse.ac.uk.