LSE history students continue to have one of the top ten best rates of employability after graduation in the UK. In the case of the Complete University Guide, University League Table 2021, LSE is placed in 8th overall for job prospects.
The latest Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) dataset, released by the UK’s Department for Education in June 2019, shows that LSE History and Archaeology graduates continue to be the highest earners after 5 years. Out of all UK universities, for a cohort of male and female individuals, who graduated from LSE in 2010-11 in the field of historical and archaeology studies, their median salary was the highest at £43,200 after 5 years. The LEO pinpoints which universities produce the highest-earning graduates by subject area after they have been in the labour market for five years.
A report on relative labour market returns, also from the Department for Education, which calculated the difference in earnings by subject and university choice throughout Britain five years after graduation, ranked History at LSE number 1 in June 2018. The report illustrates the average impact the different universities and subjects would have on the future income of an individual. History at LSE averaged a lifetime earnings boost of £14,000 for men and £15,000 for women when compared with studying history at any other university in the UK, including Oxford, St Andrews, Cambridge, KCL and UCL.