90.3% of leavers from 2012/13 were in work or study six months after graduation
The top four types of employers for LSE graduates are from: Banking and Finance, Research and Education, Politics and Government and the Charity and Development sector
34% of LSE undergraduates & 14% of postgraduates were pursuing further study after graduating from LSE
Our most recent average starting salary was £29,400 for undergraduates and £35,000 for postgraduates – well above the national averages
Top 10 employment sectors after 6 months
For details of what graduates do on a departmental or course level, visit our interactive destinations by course site.
LSE members of staff can see detailed destinations results in our staff portal.
LSE’s longitudinal surveys have shown that longer term unemployment after studying at LSE is extremely low. In the past 3 surveys, unemployment rates three years after graduation have ranged between 1.3% and 3%.
Average salaries 3 years after graduating
Disclosing salary information is not compulsory on the longitudinal survey. Because LSE students go on to work around the world in a variety of sectors, from field work for charities in third world countries to hedge funds, salaries vary wildly - from £1000 p/a to £800,000!
Below are the median salaries of all those who responded to the survey as employed, by year group:
Class of 2008: £39,600
Class of 2009: £38,000
Class of 2010: £46,000
National average: £24,000 (last released 2012)